Greetings from Brooklyn General Store!
Brooklyn General Store resides tucked away on a sweet block West of the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods. At the north end of Red Hook, this commercial block on Union Street used to be a thriving shopping block for all types of foods and goods. Brooklyn General’s home within the Old Frank’s Department Store is a throw back to that era, with its preserved floor to ceiling shelves, rolling ladders and classic old wooden floors. The vintage interior is not reproduced, just uncovered, cleaned and painted. If the original shelving isn’t enough to hold all the goods, vintage rolling shoe racks, stacks of old blueberry boxes, vintage pie safes, vintage hardware displays and shelving built from reclaimed wood house the rest.
Brooklyn General Store was created in an effort to provide the highest quality materials to a community of devoted artists and craftspeople and to promote making things by hand through inspiration and education. Not only is it a place to feast your eyes and hands on glorious colors and patterns and textures but it is a place that respects and honors a time when a trip to the country store was a way of life. It is a place where a visit for a yard of fabric turns in to a hour sharing and teaching with other people in our creative Brooklyn community. It is a haven where you can leave behind the city swirl and relish in a quiet place filled with inspiration and support for any project you can dream of.
Following its mission to promote all things handmade, Brooklyn General offers a wide variety of classes in knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, furniture upholstery, felting, spinning and embroidery. Classes are limited in size in order for students to have ample individual attention. Studio time with our fantastic new BERNINA classroom machines is also available. BrooklynGeneral.com was created to share our carefully picked goods with all the creative souls outside of Brooklyn, NY.
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Catherine: We have a special new product we are releasing this week! We have taken our tagline, which we LOVE and printed it on T-shirts and Tote bags. These products have not been released yet and you SouleMama readers have the first peek! We hope to spread the Love of Making as far and wide as we can! After all, Love is in the Making.
This weekend, Brooklyn General Store is generously offering the following gift to THREE lucky SouleMama readers:
A tote bag with our tag line, "Love is in the Making" printed on our American Made organic cotton tote!
In addition, Brooklyn General Store would like to offer all SouleMama readers 10% off storewide this weekend with coupon code soulemama2016
To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment below (one entry per person, please). Comments will close by 9 am EST on Sunday. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced in this post shortly after. Comments closed. The winners are...
What a great tag line!
Posted by: Mary on Lake Pulaski
I will be in Brooklyn over Thanksgiving and am so excited to visit the store in person!!
Posted by: Michelle in Seattle
Could not resist writing to let you know what a pleasure it was to visit your site! I love your tag line, too, and will be watching for the bags to show up in your online inventory ♥
Posted by: Quinne