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February 2013  
In This Issue
Board Report
Teacher Material GiveAways
Feb 14 - SCRAP at NightLife
Volunteers Needed!
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmers Market
SCRAP at Asian Art Museum
SCRAP Workshop Pics
I Heart SCRAP!
WE SCRAP! Educator Workshops
Feb 9 - Project Accessorize
Feb 23 - Sew Your Own Dress
Mar 9 & 10 - Tempered Glass Mosaics
Mar 16 - Zippity Do Dahs!
Drop-In Jewlery Making
Board Report

Let's face it, in the midst of a hectic work schedule and Valentine's Day falling on a Thursday, planning an extravagant date for your sweetheart that doesn't drain your checking account seems nearly impossible. Well SCRAP has the solution: come by SCRAP on Sunday February 10, noon to 3pm for our

I Heart SCRAP! party.


- SCRAP has all the items that you can use to create your very own custom made valentine, type writer bar and all.

- Come scrounge around for vintage, special or interesting presents for your loved one.

- How about a box of "Love ya 'til the Cows Come Home Cookies", "Bringing Home the Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies" or "Vegan Choco chip Pleasures" from our Scrap Bake Sale!

- And share the love of creative reuse with all your friends, family and loved ones.


On behalf of the SCRAP board, we would love to see you all at the party this weekend,

Michael Bongiorni,

SCRAP Board of Directors

Fundraising and Community Outreach Chair

Monthly Teacher Material GiveAways
For San Francisco Teachers
First Saturdays 1-4pm
Mar 2nd
Apr 6th

SCRAP  801 Toland St
(Entrance on Newcomb)
SF, CA 94124
SCRAP at NightLife Valentine's Day
Thursday, Feb 14th 

CalAcademy logo
Join us at the California Academy of Sciences NightLife to make Valentine's!
SCRAP needs volunteers!
Volunteer at SCRAP creative reuse community events! Email Kat at!
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmers Market
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
Visit SCRAP's craft table at the Larkspur Framer's Market at the Marin Country Mart. 
SCRAP at Asian Art Museum
Big Thank Yous to SCRAP artists Patricia Christensen and Stacy Walstads who led a Lunar New Year snakes project at the Asian Art Museum's Year of the Snake Celebration this past Sunday!

SCRAP Workshop Pics

Reddy Lieb's Tempered Glass Mosaics workshop January 26 & 27
(It was so great we're doing it again in March!)

Before grouting...

Before grouting
After grouting
Before grouting
After grouting
more finished pieces...


With the Lunar New Year and Valentines Day, February is a time for family and loved ones. We invite you to join the SCRAP family and take a workshop, or come to our Scrappy Sunday, or volunteer with SCRAP at a community event.


We have many upcoming events that I know you will love.

One of my favorite events, I Heart SCRAP! Sunday will be this Sunday, February 10th. SCRAP will be filled with live music, creativity and crafting, delicious food, and community. Please come if you can make it! We're also out spreading creativity at the Cal Academy Valentines Day Nightlife as well as at the Larkspur Farmers Market.  


For teachers our WE SCRAP! Fanfare for the Lunar New Year workshop last weekend was a hit, and our next one will be interesting: Fiendish Flexagons. We have two fun day-long workshops open to everyone: Project Accessorize, where you'll make fabulous Talisman Pendants out of toys and other SCRAP finds; and 100 Acts of Sewing, where Sonya Philip will teach you to make a simple dress. And don't forget our fun drop-in Jewelry making Mondays with Susan Solstice. 


Wishing you a great February filled with the things and organizations that you love,


Shuai Chen

Executive Director, SCRAP 

(415) 647-1746 

SCRAPpy Sunday ~ I Heart SCRAP!
  February 10th, 12 to 3pm

Adults and kids alike, come out this Sunday to SCRAP to share our love of creative reuse at our SCRAPPY Sunday party complete with Valentine-making with a typewriter bar and dye cutting galore led by artist Monica Lee. Live music from Alex Webber

 To RSVP click here! 

At SCRAP, 801 Toland Street in San Francisco (please enter on Newcomb St), street parking available (415)647-1746 

WE SCRAP! Workshops for Educators present a creative reuse project that can be taught in the classroom, uses SCRAP materials, and directly ties into the curriculum. Participants learn and create the project and then obtain a classroom materials package complete with an instruction sheet that includes a list of California Content Standards that the project fulfills.
10am to 1pm      fee: $15 (for educators only)


presented by Cathy Miranker


Learn to make a fascinating structure called a flexagon, so  named because it flexes and unfolds to reveal four faces. It uses just one piece of paper, and we'll use many sizes for practice and with varying content, all using SCRAP materials. The flexagon is great for poetry, for displaying  paired pictures and text, calendars and more. The final project will be making calendars.


Ever since Cathy Miranker discovered bookmaking she has been both a voracious student and a busy teacher.  She pioneered Youth Programs for the San Francisco Center for the Book and secured funding for book arts education in the San Francisco public schools.


SCRAP Workshop -
Project Accessorize II: 2 Fast 2 Fabulous -Talisman Pendants w/ emiko oye & Shana Astrachan
Saturday, February 9th  10am - 4pm  
fee: $60

For all you SCRAP jewelry fans, alt craft duo, emiko oye and Shana Astrachan of Accessorize with Toys bring back PROJECT ACCESSORIZE for another full-day workshop. Taking cues from the reality series, Project Runway, participants will have one day to design, "shop" for materials, and create a one-of-a-kind, personalized talisman pendant. Participants will choose a personal treasure, either brought from home or found at SCRAP, that will be the inspiration point and central object of focus for their jewelry. Shana and emiko will guide individuals through the creative process to "Make it Work", sharing techniques for working with alternative materials and local resources. The instructors will share examples of their work and of other recycled artists and lead a group critique/brainstorming session to inspire making beyond the classroom. 


About emiko & Shana

emiko oye and Shana Astrachan are professional jewelry artists working with alternative/repurposed materials, encouraging others to experience the beauty of making and reuse. Longstanding members of the Metal Arts Guild (emiko is the President), Society of North American Goldsmiths, and the Metal Art Critique Collective, their jewelry can be found in museums, galleries, and publications such as Metalsmith Magazine, SF Chronicle, American Craft, and Lark Book jewelry books. Shana's jewelry tutorial videos are featured online at and she often writes for

Accessorize with Toys workshops have served countless, enthusiastic makers-to-be since 2006, at venues such as MakerFaire, The Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, Renegade Craft Fair, and California Academy of Sciences NightLife.

SCRAP Workshop 
Saturday, February 23rd, 10am - 4pm    fee: $60

Join us in welcoming fiber artist Sonya Philip as she shares her passion for sewing! Her project 100 Acts of Sewing, a personal challenge to sew one hundred dresses in a year, also aims to reacquaint people with the skills required to make clothing. In this full day workshop at SCRAP learn to make a simple, sleeveless A-line shift dress. It's just four seams and a hem! The neck and armholes are finished with a simple bias tape facing, and pockets are added both for flair and utility. Sonya will show how to cut pattern pieces, finish seams, make bias tape, and top stitch patch pockets. Choose your fabric and supplies at SCRAP or bring your own yardage. The pattern, in six sizes, will be provided to trace and take home. This is not a beginning sewing class, you will need to have some previous experience using a sewing machine. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one and if you do not we will have a couple available for use.

About Sonya 
Sonya Philip has always made things. It's the way things were done in her family. She was encouraged by her parents to truly look at things and instilled a love for the handmade. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Her latest project, 100 Acts of Sewing will continue with a series of exhibits and workshops around the country from 2012 through 2013. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family. 

 Click here to register! 

SCRAP Workshop

Tempered Glass Mosaics w/ Reddy Lieb 

Second date added!

Saturday, Mar 9th 10am - 4pm

Sunday, Mar 10th 10am - 1pm

fee: $80


Join us for artist Reddy Lieb's first weekend workshop at SCRAP! Her tempered glass mosaics glitter magically as they refract light giving a glimpse of fanciful veiled collages underneath. Reddy will show participants how to transform small eye-catching pieces of broken glass into beautiful mosaics. Come learn how to work with this magical material and create a recycled mixed media piece. Participants will work with  collage materials found at SCRAP and adhere them to a piece of wood, a box or other 3D form. Then, you will cover the collage with tempered glass. The second day of class the mosaics will be finished with colored grouts to enhance the design.


About Reddy

For over 30 years Reddy Lieb has been working with glass to create both conceptual and functional work. She uses recycled materials in her work and in 2000 was the Artist-in-Residence at Recology San Francisco, aka the garbage dump. In 2004, she received an MFA from the California College of Art. Reddy loves inspiring the creative process in people and has been doing so for over 20 years.

SCRAP Workshop -
Zippity Do Dahs! w/ Dorothy Yuki
Saturday, March 16th  1-4pm    fee: $40

Join us for our second installment of Zip it Up!
Dorothy Yuki dazzles us once again with a myriad of techniques to make zipper embellishments that can adorn clothing and more. Participants can bring in their own zippers or dive into SCRAP's zipper trove! Dorothy will also teach some fabric flower-making techniques. She will be using cross weave polyester taffeta and other swatches found at SCRAP. Sign up early because Dorothy's classes fill up fast!

About Dorothy
Dorothy Yuki has been a design and production consultant to the fashion industry and designed and made home and gift products for her own business, In Good Company. Since selling her company, she's had a private label line for Macy's USA and was a special project designer for identity companies. Now, semi-retired, she volunteers for and is on the board of Eco Sierra Gorda, and is the technical adviser to Macy's Fashion Incubator San Francisco.

Click here to register!
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Noon - 2pm 
Join Susan Solstice for SCRAPpy jewelry-making
($5 Suggested dontaion) 
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SCRAP 801 TOLAND (ENTRANCE ON NEWCOMB), SF, CA 94124 . (415)647-1746 .