Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Owl & Drum Set For Tulsa Mini Maker Faire On Sept. 28

A fun, new creative showcase is just around the corner . . .

Owl & Drum is happy to announce it has been selected to take part in the inaugural Tulsa Mini Maker Faire.

The brand-new event is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Guthrie Green in the Brady Arts District.

More than 50 "makers" and 1,000 attendees are expected to flock to downtown Tulsa for the event, which is being hosted by the Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa.

"I'd heard about it before in other cities, so I was excited when I heard that Tulsa was going to have a Mini Maker Faire of its own!" said Bianca Howell, the co-owner of Owl & Drum.

"I thought that Owl & Drum should definitely be a part of this fun event, being that we are 'makers' as well. We are really look forward to it - especially to see all the wonderful things that people create."

The Tulsa Mini Maker Faire is described as a fun and engaging, community-based learning event that aims to inspire everyone to become a maker and to connect to people and projects in their local communities.

The faire will include artists, engineers, scientists, hobbyists, crafters, students, educators and many others. The idea is to provide a venue for all kinds - and ages - of makers to showcase their impressive work and to interact with interested local people.

The event bills itself as the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, resourcefulness and a celebration of the 'Maker Movement.'"

The original Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, Calif., and its seventh annual event in 2012 showcased 800 makers and was attended by a whopping 110,000 people.

World Maker Faire New York - the other flagship event - has grown in three years to 500-plus makers and 55,000 attendees. Other events are staged in Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle, England, and Tokyo.  

Mini Maker Faires are popping up all over the U.S., including in Tulsa for the first time on Sept. 28!

Maker Faire is organized by Make, the first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, and is supported by O'Reilly Media.

"Make unites, inspires, informs and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements and garages," the magazine says. "Make celebrates your right to tweak, hack and bend any technology to your will."

For more details, visit www.blog.makezine.com.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Owl & Drum's 1st Birthday Party on Sept. 14

It's our birthday!

. . . and we're having a party to celebrate.

Owl & Drum celebrates its first anniversary in business on Saturday, Sept. 14.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., we've got a day choc-ful of in-store events and discounts.

Okie Traders, a new local company which specializes in leather handbags and accessories, will stage a "trunk show" all-day-long in our store at 2810 E. 15th Ave. in midtown Tulsa.

Sacha Matheos will have her special handmade handbags and accessories - such as key rings, hair bows and bracelets - for sale.

She will also offer people the opportunity to create their own custom leather handbags, featuring fabrics that people can chose from among the 300 bolts on the shelves at Owl & Drum.

Plus, "Angora Jane" Deason, who teaches classes at Owl & Drum, will be in the store from 1-4 p.m. to give yarn-spinning demonstrations on her spinning wheel.

Also scheduled for Sept. 14 are:

* A "make-and-take" table from 1-4 p.m. will see Mary Perisho teach interested children and adults how to make a variety of simple sewing crafts that they can take home and show to family and friends.

* 10% off all regularly priced fabric.

* 25% off already marked-down fabric and gifts.

* 25% off sewing patterns and craft books.  

"We are really excited for our first birthday party!" said Bianca Howell, the co-owner of Owl & Drum.

"We can't wait! It's going to be a fun day - and we hope customers, new and old, will stop by and see what's going on."

"We have had a great first year in Tulsa - and we look forward to, hopefully, having many more! Thanks to everybody for their support."

Located near the corner of Delaware Avenue and 15th Street, Owl & Drum is Tulsa's one-stop shop for fabric, craft supplies, books and handmade gifts.

For more details, send an email to owlanddrum@gmail.com or call us at 918-742-1404.

So, stop by our store on Sept. 14 and help us celebrate our first birthday. It should be a real hoot!