The neighborhood where I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has a really high concentration of crafty people and shops. I started visiting these people so I can share their stories and work with the readers of the Craft blog. Up first… Wendy Yang of Maiden Hong Kong.
Maiden Hong Kong is a really cute store on Lorimer Street. Wendy Yang opened the store in August 2005. The store carries a mix of vintage clothes mostly from Hong Kong, China, and Japan. There are several sewing machines in the corner because every piece of vintage clothing gets altered, restored and repaired before it gets put out in the store. When she has time, Wendy makes clothing to sell in the store. In fact, every time I go by the store someone is working at a sewing machine.
I really like that Maiden Hong Kong feels rooted in the neighborhood and community. They are even starting to offer sewing classes next week with the first class on January 15th. The class is for absolute beginners and will cover both hand and machine sewing. Over 5 weeks, students will learn to make the project of their choice.
Maiden Hong Kong
502 Lorimer Street (on the corner of Powers)
• See all my Flickr photos at Maiden Hong Kong – Link.
• Maiden Hong Kong User Reviews on Citysearch. (The first review is sweet!) – Link.