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cal patch’s new book on patternmaking just came out!

i first met cal about 10 years ago when i took a crochet class in her shop on the lower east side. she is such a good teacher, and i’m lucky that she’s recently been teaching sewing classes in my studio. she has a very gentle, calm way of explaining things, that i’m sure translates into written form. the book shows you how to design your own clothes, whether you’re an aspiring clothing designer or you want to make clothes that fit your body perfectly.

in our most recent sewing class, cal helped me make some changes to the built by wendy pattern we were using, since i had already done it twice. i wanted to try a gathered sleeve and bias binding. it was so fun to make something just how i wanted it (last photo above).

congrats cal! click here to buy her book.

come see us this weekend at the ny art book fair!

i went last year and bought great books from some of my favorite small publishers– nieves, hassla and ooga booga.

the photos above are a peek at our three brand new books… volume 9 of our artist series, a special book of polaroids by steven harrington, and a journal of the mociun fall 09 collection. we’re debuting them at the fair, and then adding them to the shop next week. i love all these of these books…. i’ll post more photos of them next week.

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P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 (map)

Friday/Saturday, October 2 & 3, 2009, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 11am – 5pm

The NY Art Book Fair is FREE and open to the public.