Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Art
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
(90 Reviews)

Better Than Jam is 3 parts. 1st; it's the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. 2nd; it's a storefront hosting locally made jewelry, gifts, fashion and accessories, since 2010. 3rd; it's a common use studio space with a core group of 7 studio residents, but also rentable to the artistic community when they need it and a full calendar of workshops for those to learn new crafts and skill, since 2015.

Reviews of Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

(90 Reviews)
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

3/23/2020
Sol C.

Attended: Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo


The Instructor was well versed with the history & use of the Indigo dye. There was enough space & time to finish a number of items utilizing the different techniques.

Floral and Fauna Bundle Dyeing

2/20/2020
Mikella

Attended: Floral and Fauna Bundle Dyeing


I’ve taken a couple of classes with Karin, previously Shibori, and it’s become one of my favorite hobbies! Karin is a great teacher, and finds the balance between assisting you in understanding the process while encouraging experimentation. I’m already signed up for more classes, highly recommend!

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

2/17/2020
Siran T.

Attended: Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo


Wonderful class. Nicely sized (we had 6 students in total). Paced well for beginners - there was sufficient time for pre-learning, and then trying out different techniques on 3 pieces (the studio provided tea white cotton towels / bandanas / totes). A lovely way to spend a Sun morning.

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

2/17/2020
Amanda D.

Attended: Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo


This class is so much fun, and is an awesome intro into Shibori. Karin is a really great teacher, and it's so cool to walk out with three things that you've dyed yourself. Highly recommend it.

Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours

2/12/2020
ilyaas m.

Attended: Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours


Karin was patient, very encouraging and a great teacher. I learned a ton!

Block Printing Fabric Yardage

1/27/2020
Michelle A.

Attended: Block Printing Fabric Yardage


Karin is wonderful and the class was a lot of fun, though relaxing at the same time. She was extremely generous with her time and allowed us to be as creative as we wanted. I would highly recommend booking her class!

Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours

1/21/2020
Shlomit B.

Attended: Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours


I feel comfortable and confident to use a sewing machine after this class, I got so much more from learning one-on-one than in a five day group course I took somewhere else many years ago. Karin is a wonderful, patient and encouraging teacher, her studio is so spacious and it was a great experience! Will definitely go back for other classes.

Dyeing with Nature

1/20/2020
Micki W.

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


The class was awesome. Karin was great to learn from and super helpful at guiding us along the process. We made beautiful pieces, and I had a blast playing with the dye techniques. I loved the class so much, I immediately signed up for more.

Dyeing with Nature

1/20/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


Its impressive that so much creative activity is contained in the time of this class. You take home three distinct samples of your experience - two useful pieces of cloth and a beautiful silk scarf - dyed with Karin's fascinating collection of plant/mineral material and her extensive knowledge of techniques. I will pass no plant (only harvesting 30%), and throw nothing in the compost bin without thinking of it's future life as a source for dye. The studio is easy to get to, steps from the L train and a little walk from the M.

Rust and Tea Dyeing

1/20/2020
Kristen

Attended: Rust and Tea Dyeing


Karin is a great teacher and so friendly. I have taken a couple of her classes. This was one of my favorites. I will be back again for sure!

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20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206
Better Than Jam's Store & Studio
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
20 Grattan St
Btwn Bogart St & Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Directions:
Take the L train to Morgan Ave and look for the mint green building.

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