Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s a vintage heater turned into a lamp or luggage repurposed into side tables, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after building something yourself. That’s why it’s so great to know that if you go looking in any city you can find a nice, little DIY shop that might just have everything you need.
This week, we’re exploring a few DIY Shops in New York City. If you’re a native or just visiting the area, these are the go-to shops for your DIY needs.
Brooklyn Craft Company
Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, this brick-and-mortar space aims to be the hub of all things DIY in NYC. They’ve got a class in literally every area of study, from sewing, knitting, and crocheting to photography, photoshop, and graphic design. If you want to learn something, Brooklyn Craft Company is the spot to be. It’s still finding it’s footing but they have plenty of classes to offer currently so check them out.
QED Astoria is a self-described after-school space for grown-ups. It’s a place for people to learn whatever they’re interested in. Classes are affordable and range from Foundations of Calligraphy to Introduction to Homebrewing. Some of the classes are slightly more performer based such as the Improv Basics Workshop, but that’s because on top of classes this venue also has shows! Lots and lots of comedy shows. So go ahead and teach, learn, or perform something at QED Astoria.
Brooklyn Charm Shop
If jewelry crafting is more your thing then Brooklyn Charm Shop is just the place for you! You will be designing your own unique jewelry in no time with their hundreds of chains and thousands of charms. If you aren’t a master jeweler then take a beginner class. If you’d like to learn some more advanced techniques there are classes for that as well! You’ll have a drawer full of your own creations in no time!
Make Workshop NYC
Make Workshop NYC has been crafting since 2002. Founder Diana Rupp has been crafting her whole life and is willing and eager to teach you a thing or two about designing the perfect fabric. Start your fashion design career with one of the many classes on sewing, shoemaking, and embroidery or take a totally different path and learn soap making or block printing. The options are endless.