Back by popular demand- crochet class for kids! Beginners and all other levels welcome. Come be inspired! Learn new stitches or work with non-traditional materials such as PLARN (plastic yarn made from upcycled plastic bags) or wire. Stitch up one of our famous Squid Scarves, a pom pom headband, texting mittens or create your own design. Endless possibilities!
All materials included; if you have a crochet needle or yarn, feel free to bring it with you.
2 sessions: Fri. Jan 24 and Fri. Jan 31. Sign up for one or both! $25 per class; or buy for $125 and get 1 free.
Beach Girls Purls and the Mermaids are hosting a knitting/crochet circle! Open to all levels: beginners, beginner+, intermediate and advanced. Bring your WIP (work in progress), a cup of tea, and spend a little time chatting and stitching in the company of like-minded fiber folks. If you need a refresher on how to cast on, bind off, or the difference between a HDC and DC, come on by. Now is a great time to start your holiday projects!
Wednesdays from 7-9pm. $20/session. Open to adults and serious teens. Register in advance or just drop in.
Looking forward to the Holiday Boutique on Sat. Nov. 23. Lots of great local vendors, come on down and shop small businesses for the holidays. The money you spend with us gets reinvested in our community!
Announcing the launch of The Mermaid Art Studio in Long Beach’s West End! Starting Monday Sept. 23, we’ll be open for business with classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults in painting, drawing, mixed media, knitting, crochet, bookbinding, upcycled projects and more!
For all the folks who’ve asked about lessons or general help with a pattern, this is the place! We’re planning group classes as well as one-on-one sessions, and eventually drop-in sessions (probably in the winter) where you can come hang with like-minded fiber fans.
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.
Open studio hours will be offered during the day as well as on Fridays for Teen Night. Birthday Parties, Ladies Nights and First Friday events are part of the studio’s programs.
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 local Long Beach artisans and craft vendors this Sat at Lola’s Kitchen and Wine Bar. 11am-3pm. Enjoy some holiday cheer, shop local with friends and have a glass of wine (or two). We’d love to see you!
Pamela, I still need to add a some more dreads, including some longer ones to tie back. Click on each pic for a larger version.
Please let me know what you think– you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org or convo me on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachGirlsPurls and click the blue “contact” button in the lower left. Thanks! -Laura
Did you know Rescue Ink runs Long Beach’s no kill animal shelter? Do you need a furry friend in your life? Come down to the Long Beach Farmers Market/Arts in the Plaza on Sat Sept 29 for Rescue Ink’s Adopt-A-Thon! Cats and dogs are waiting for their forever homes.
Anyone adopting a dog or cat from this event on Sept 29 can come by the Beach Girls Purls booth and pick out a felted pet collar, feathery cat toy or knitted squeaky poop for FREE (while supplies last). We love the animals!
You can also make a financial contribution or donate a needed item.
Thanks to all our friends who visited us on the boards this past weekend. If you missed us, our September dates at Arts in the Plaza/Long Beach Farmers Market are:
– Sat Sept 8
– Sat Sept 15
– Sat Sept 29
– Oct 13/14: Long Beach Fall Festival
– Saturdays at Arts in the Plaza/Farmers Market: TBD
Because of the rain today, this event will be held on Sun Aug 19.
Join us at Garden of Eve Organic Farm on Sun Aug 19! Shop Beach Girls Purls and other local artisans & craftsmen and you will be raising money to help puppies and kitties in shelters find their forever homes.
Fun for the family: food, music, belly dancing, raffles and pet adoptions.
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.
Cathy, some color combinations for you to look at. I can do a few in the fringy style too (modeled on my rescue, Mo) if you would like…? Click on each photo for a larger view. Let me know which you like.