Tag Archives: fabric

Art and reuse at CCNS Glenwood Senior Center

Janelle St. Hill, Program Manager at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services‘ Glenwood Senior Center, recently sent us pictures of some fantastic projects created by local seniors. An MFTA recipient since 2009, the center offers a variety of resources to seniors in … Continue reading

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DIY with Harriet Taub

Nowadays it’s easy to find DIY goods and community driven art collectives on any number of social media sites and in trendy boutiques. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, DIY appeared in the form of Better Homes & Gardens and … Continue reading

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DIY: No-sew T-shirt scarf

Enjoy the thought of making wearable art pieces but lack confidence in your sewing capabilities? No problem! MFTA’s own Jenny Kraft has found a way to take any old shirt and transform it into a fun scarf without any needle … Continue reading

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Maple Grove: Not just a cemetery!

Ever think you’d be able to see a puppet show in a cemetery? At Maple Grove Cemetery you can do just that, and more. Earlier this week, Carl Ballenas at Friends of Maple Grove (an MFTA recipient since 2009) in … Continue reading

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Macy’s and MFTA: Partners in time

This Tuesday we opened up our warehouse to 17 college interns from Macy’s, as a part of their Intern Give Back Day. The day is part of Macy’s Partners in Time program, which coordinates year-round volunteering opportunities for the company’s … Continue reading

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Fiber art at its best!

Teachers are hard at work this week creating all kinds of fiber art projects in our Raw Fibers course! They’re weaving on things like CD cases, sequin honey comb, and mesh from the warehouse–they also created their own looms out … Continue reading

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Friday the Thirteenth: A lucky day for MFTA!

While a lot of people may consider Friday the Thirteenth to be an unlucky day – at MFTA, we don’t subscribe to those superstitions. In fact, last Friday, July 13, was a lucky day as we were joined in Long … Continue reading

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Donor Spotlight: Carnegie Fabrics

At Materials for the Arts, we are so busy processing donations and working the floor on shopping days that sometimes it is easy to forget that these fabulous donations started out as inventory for someone’s business or useful items from … Continue reading

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Thank you, June donors!

At MFTA, donations make our world go round! We received (literally) tons of donations this month. Here are just a few of the generous donors who gave us all kinds of great items in June: We are glad that Patricia … Continue reading

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Roof of the World in a New York City public school

Lynette from PS 98 in Manhattan sent these wonderful photos of a Rooftop of the World project. She and her students made the project using fabric from our warehouse after taking one of our “P” in-service credit classes. Here is her … Continue reading

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