We can’t wait for our biggest event of the holiday season! And it's coming up just around the corner . . .
Owl & Drum’s “Holiday Open House” will feature a special trunk show from a cutting-edge pattern-maker, a make-and-take table for customers, 20 percent off of all craft books in the store, prize drawings and light refreshments.
And the weekend of fabric-filled fun starts soon . . .
The first annual open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Owl & Drum, 2810 E. 15th Ave., Tulsa, OK.
Prize drawings at the store will include patterns, gift certificates and a multi-colored, one-of-a-kind Urban Creatures necklace – specially made by Owl & Drum co-owner Bianca Howell.
"We'll have festive sweet treats and simple, but enjoyable, crafts for people of all ages to make and then take home," she said.
"I'm excited about our upcoming 'Holiday Open House' and, especially, Green Bee Design & Patterns' trunk show. They create some beautiful patterns and use a lovely range of silhouettes.
"People will like seeing first-hand the finished articles that can be made from their stylish patterns."
Green Bee, a cool company out of Nashville, has sent Owl & Drum a variety of samples – including dresses, bags, and other items – to show exactly what people can make with a bit of time and effort.
Attendees will be able to see examples of Green Bee’s popular “Scoop Tote” bag, “Vera Bag,” and the “Amelia” dress – all of which are stocked at Owl & Drum – among other patterns and samples.
Green Bee was established by Alexia Marcelle Abegg, Rob Bancroft and Michelle Abegg.
Alexia Marcelle Abegg, an artist, designer, seamstress and author, runs a sewing school in Nashville called STITCH.
“I began to work with fabric and stitches much like I had been doing with watercolor and paper,” she says on the company’s website, greenbeepatterns.com.
“Rather than following a pattern, like the quilters of past generations in my family, I began to improvise and develop an instinctual method.”
Her husband, Rob Bancroft, is an artist-turned-illustrator who says “the transition from painting to print and pattern design was a natural evolution.”
His first fabric collection, MicroMod, from Cloud9 fabrics is due to debut in stores – and its arrival is eagerly anticipated at Owl & Drum! – in December.
Michelle Abegg has been an avid seamstress since childhood, designing everything from children's clothing to custom wedding gowns. She says it’s her “dream job” to be a designer with Green Bee Design & Patterns in Nashville, where she lives with her artist-photographer husband Jimmy Abegg.
Greenbeepatterns.com features free knitting patterns to download, information about stitching classes, “Shop Green Bee,” and examples of patterns, art and interesting journal entries.
The newest pattern, the Sophia cowl – Green Bee's first knitting pattern – is just one of the free downloads that are available on the website.
For more details about Owl & Drum’s upcoming “Holiday Open House” on Dec. 1-2, call Bianca at 918-742-1404, visit owlanddrum.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger.com, Pinterest and Instagram.