Crafternoon #2: Janell Wysock + Rachel Sherman of Malagueta

Our first Crafternoon was such a hit, so we are excited about our 2nd in the series!  We will be visiting the studio of textile artist Janell Wysock & then we will head back to Art Star for  a trunk show / make + take with Rachel Sherman, the lovely woman behind the amazing clothing line Malagueta.

Janell Wysock’s studio & samples of her work

Here are the details & full itinerary for the day:

Sunday, October 21st
10:15am-approximately 2pm

$25 per person, limit 10 people per Crafternoon (must have 5 to run)

10:15am– Meet up at Janell Wysock’s studio at the 915 Spring Garden Street Studios
You will get an intimite view of Janell’s studio + she will talk about her work & give a demonstration on her process.  She will also have her collection of goods out & available for sale for 20% off  – for crafternooners only!  coffee, tea & snacks will be provided.

sample of clothing designs by Malagueta

11:45am – approximately 2pm Meet at Art Star where Malagueta clothing designer Rachel Sherman will be set up with her latest line of clothing.  She will talk a little bit about her work & then give a demonstration on one of the techniques used on her clothing (see images below) called Couching.  Bring a blank t-shirt, skirt, bag, or any other simple fabric piece to try out the technique.  All other materials will be provided.  Finger foods & refreshments provided.

Sample of the Couching Technique that Crafternooners can try

You will receive 20% off any item purchased from Art Star or from any of the artists that day!

Register here or call us at 215.238.1557

About the Artists: 

Janell Wysock completed her BFA at Moore College of Art and Design in 2004. Since then, she has lived and worked in Philadelphia and successfully established her textile work by developing a strong following with her unique and creative woven works of art. Janell is a member of the 3 by Three collaborative with Melissa D’Agostino, and Rachel Sherman, of Maleugeta, who believe hand made local fashion is important to building a caring and sustainable community that respects local makers which, in turn, supports other various local suppliers, creating an over all smaller carbon foot print.

Check out our interview with Janell here or visit her website for more info

After receiving her BFA in Textile Design from Moore College, Rachel Sherman traded in her east coast lifestyle for a stint in Seattle. It was there, in 2002, that she launched her label “malagueta”, based on improvised surface manipulation techniques such as applique, couching, shirring, top-stitching, ruching, embroidery, piecing, and pin-tucking. Her inspiration: foliage, architecture, fruits, vegetables, insects, and machinery.

Malagueta, in Portuguese, is known as a tiny, hot red pepper that grows in Brazil, where her mother was born and where Sherman has visited on many occasions. Her lively interpretations of color and pattern pay homage to her passion for nature and music. Her vibrant, modern and easy to wear creations found their way into independent boutiques down the west coast to Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, then east to Tucson, Miami, and DC, where funky and feminine were embraced by a diverse clientele.

Presently, based in Philadelphia, Sherman has reestablished herself on the handmade scene through local fine art festivals and indie craft shows such as Art Star Craft Bazaar, Crafty Bastards, Holiday Heap, and the SOWA Market.

Visit her website for more info


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