Posts tagged ‘skills’

October 14th, 2012

Learn to pick a lock!

***** LEARNING: MONDAY *****


College of Lockpicking

Join for a hands-on workshop that covers lock history, lock picking, and everything in between. Embark on an ancient mechanical adventure to explore the inner workings of a modern lock, first developed by the Mesopotamians and Egyptians more than 4,000 years ago. This workshop will cover everything you need to know about how common locks work, and how to pick them open.

Studio D, next to Hack Manhattan
137 West 14th Street, Manhattan
7-9p; $70, enter code nonsense for $10 off
eventbrite.com/event/4411653374 

But $70!!?!?! But I soooo want to learn. Mostly for locking myself out reasons ok but also for others.

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June 8th, 2012

Bra-Making Manual

Bra-Making Manual:

jhameia:

So, there is this shop in Hamilton, called Bra-Makers’ Supply, which is where I learned how to make my bra. (They offer a full menu of stuff: basic bra classes, partial-band bras, vertical seam bras, classes on making panties, swimwear, corsets, AND classes on fitting, drafting and design for people who want to get into that sort of stuff professionally.)

And for people who can’t go to their shop to take classes, the owner, Beverley Johnson, wrote up bra-making manuals that describe bra construction. It’s pretty rad; I’m thinking of getting the full manual myself. There’s also a sequel book. 

There’s not much out there on just bras… apparently it’s packaged as part of some fashion classes? But there’re very few classes dedicated to focusing on bras. So. 

BOOKMARK IT, PEOPLES! IT MIGHT BE A VERY NIFTY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR A SEWING ENTHUSIAST!

This is less exciting than how to do MVA abortions as a group of us did last week, but come the revolution, an important skill. I spent most of yesterday being stabbed with an underwire and was forced to day drink as a consequence.