Two resident artists moving in

We are so happy to announce that Ana Treffinger and Luke Koeferl are going to be moving into the Crosby Schoolhouse full time, for at least the next several months.  They are doing a bit of work around the place in lieu of rent, and they will be focusing on their art practice.  They've both spent a lot of time up at the schoolhouse since the very beginning, so we're sure they're going to feel right at home and fit right in.   See their profiles on the Artists page for more info about Ana and Luke.   

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The Schoolhouse makes the news!

The McComb Pulse did a feature on the schoolhouse. Author Clay Russell tells the story of the schoolhouse and the occupants  

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Just like our old school attitude there is no online version of the story. But the printed version looks great! 

 

Karen busy in the studio

Karen has been busy making some new items combining fabric she has hand-dyed with indigo with Dutch wax fabrics.  Dutch wax prints, also known as African wax prints, are a type of batik common in West Africa.   See a few photos below (and one of her dogs, not helping her work), and find some of the items in the store.   

 Some of Karen's indigo-dyed cotton and African wax print fabric pillows.   

Some of Karen's indigo-dyed cotton and African wax print fabric pillows.   

 A handbag made by Karen from indigo-dyed linen and African wax-print fabric.   

A handbag made by Karen from indigo-dyed linen and African wax-print fabric.   

 Bigly (on the left), and Loverboy (on the right), dozing on the couch in Karen's studio.  Thank goodness for drop-cloths!   

Bigly (on the left), and Loverboy (on the right), dozing on the couch in Karen's studio.  Thank goodness for drop-cloths!   

Kate working hard at the schoolhouse!

Kate just spent a solid two weeks up at the schoolhouse resting after her busy time working Jazz Fest.  She also did a lot of work in the studio, including a lot of new tote bags!   Available in our store HERE and at Plum in New Orleans (1914 Magazine Street).   

 Kate in the studio, back and forth between her sewing machine and serger to make her linen tote bags.   

Kate in the studio, back and forth between her sewing machine and serger to make her linen tote bags.