Beach Girls Purls will be back at Arts in the Plaza this Saturday August 24. Stop on by, say hi, we’ll be in front of City Hall with the Farmers Market from 10am-4pm. Check out our cool cotton summer shrugs, hats, throw rugs, yarn and more, for sale online and in person. We’ll have some new markdowns and sale items, too.
Long Beach artists Denise Collins and Laura Bykowski, founders of the original Mermaid Art Studio, plan to relocate to a new home in the heart of the West End as part of Long Beach’s post-Sandy recovery. Bruised but not broken…rebuilding Long Beach one paint stroke at a time!
The Mermaid Art Studio will be a community-focused Center for the Arts. The studio will offer after-school classes for elementary school aged children, tweens and teens, in addition to adult classes and workshops in Printmaking, Book Binding, Painting, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Weaving, Recycled Art, Papier-mâché, and much more.
“Like” The Mermaid Art Studio on Facebook for news and updates, including our grand opening in September, as well as upcoming classes and workshops:
Me n Sue have been spinning a lot– separately but together, in terms of inspiring each other and using the same types of fiber. We’ve got a lot of new art yarns and patterns for knitters– check us out this summer at Arts in the Plaza, at our online Etsy store and on Facebook. Let us know what you like to knit.
We know it’s hot, but if you’ve been thinking about custom project, let’s chat! We’ve got time and materials for a truly original creation. beachgirlspurls [at] gmail [dot] com or facebook.com/beachgirlspurls1.
Shop Beach Girls Purls this weekend Aug 25 & 26 at the Long Beach Arts & Crafts Fair on the boardwalk!
We’ll have hats, cowls & scarves, felted bags, hand spun yarn, cool summer knits, as well as fingerless mittens, ponchos & other warm things for winter. Plus felted collars & toys for the puppies & kitties.
“Like” us on Facebook for news & updates, including where we’ll be on the boardwalk this weekend! (they don’t tell us ’til 6am Saturday morning.)
Check out our Etsy store for previews but make sure to visit us this weekend for new and exclusive items not yet online!
Folks, Beach Girls Purls is off to rejuvenate and explore creativity. May 12-June 12. Etsy shop in vacation mode, email response & FB slower than normal but if you need us, we’re here. Cathy, I’m on your cat collars, fringy style.
Sat June 16 @
Arts in the Plaza
Long Beach NY 11561
Watch for Beach Girls Purls at the Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market in Long Beach. We start Saturdays June 16 but the market is open now– check it out!
Bring your holiday wish lists! We’ll have lots of new Kerry hats, cowls in all different shapes/styles/fibers, a new flock fingerless/texting mittens, felted and knit hand bags, yarn, and a few sweaters. Custom orders for Fiona, Stephanie, Pat, Jen and Cody are ready for pickup.
Need a small, thoughtful and inexpensive gift? Browse our collection of banana leaf journals and ipod/cell phone cozies ($15 each). Have a knitty friend? Indulge her creativity with a small or more generous skein handspun yarn ($10-15 and up). One size fits many? Try our fingerless mittens, a neckwarmer/cowl (all $30 and up) or a felted handbag ($35 and up). Ask us about custom orders– we have ideas!
We’ll have all sorts of stitched & spun gifts & goodies, including Kerry’s famous hats & cowls, summer shrugs in Italian cotton, sweaters & ponchos, handspun yarn, blank books/journals, quilts and more.
Hand made by locals, one-of-a-kind treasures. Come on by, say hi, see what’s new. 9am-6pm, Sat. & Sun.
Previews at our Etsy shop.
3 yummy new yarns just posted for sale in our Etsy shop. Big Top is an unbelievably bouncy superwash merino wool. Robin’s Egg would be a gorgeous baby hat (or 2) since alpaca is so warm and soft and the tencel adds a little shimmer. Salsa is just screaming to be knit into pair of stunning arm warmers or boot toppers.