Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Art
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
(61 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

(61 Reviews)
Dyeing with Nature

10/7/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


Karin was such a wonderful teacher & this class was so interesting. I loved learning about all the materials and how the react with each other to create different colors. Will definitely be going back to learn more!

Dyeing with Nature

10/5/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


loved this class- Karin is amazing!

Dyeing with Nature

10/4/2019
Lucy M.

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


So fun and informative. Will definitely take another class at Better than Jam, Karin is GREAT!

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

9/18/2019
CHERYL HAMLIN Freeman

Attended: Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo


The class was delightful. Karin was knowledgeable and engaging. When asked, she shared the history of Shibori in different countries. I definitely plan to take another class. Cheryl

Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series

9/5/2019
Erica

Attended: Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series


Karin was amazing and so patient with our class. Super nice and I learned way more than I expected when I signed up for the class on a whim. Her studio space is great and she is a wonderful teacher. I'll be taking more classes with her in the future!

Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series

9/1/2019
Corrina

Attended: Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series


A great opportunity to explore indigo and shibori in depth. Each week a new method of dyeing (vat type) was introduced and lots of time given to different resist types (pattern making). These classes are great for someone looking to utilize the great studio space and the expertise of the teacher while exploring different approaches to indigo and shibori.

Dyeing with Nature

8/11/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


Entering the door of Better Than Jam's Studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I was immediately inspired. The space and interesting artworks around the studio increased my sense of anticipation. Karin is a patient and thorough teacher. She brought a group of people with diverse backgrounds in arts through a series of well planned and practiced exercises. I left with three samples of different processes utilizing natural dyeing as well as some Shibori techniques. I look forward to further study with Karin. Highly recommended.

Dyeing with Nature

7/18/2019
Katy

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


Really informative and thorough class! Karin keeps the material engaging and fun. I learned so much to improve and add to my dye projects. Very happy a printed syllabus was provided to I can refer back to it later! Thank you!

Advanced Shibori with Indigo and Color

6/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Advanced Shibori with Indigo and Color


Love, love LOVE the classes I've had with Karin. She's a lovely instructor and is generous with her information. I've taken three classes at Better Than Jam and I've enjoyed all of them and learned a bunch. The studio is spacious and bright, and despite being a work space where lots of dyeing happens it's very clean.

Floral Bundle Dyeing and Eco Printing

5/29/2019
Shelley Denton

Attended: Floral Bundle Dyeing and Eco Printing


Recently, I enjoyed the pleasure of two of Karin’s classes! It is with great pleasure I highly recommend taking any of her classes. She is friendly, approachable, and most of all, an expert in her field. She began both classes with historical background on the subject matter, provided beautifully detailed examples, and exhibited enthusiasm for the projects to her students. I look forward to another visit to the city, so I can take more of her classes.

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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.

Upcoming Classes at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Rust and Tea Dyeing
Rust and Tea Dyeing
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Dyeing with Nature
Dyeing with Nature
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 12:45pm

Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours
Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours
Next start date:

Friday Oct 25th, 10am - 1pm

Fun with Reactive Dyes
Fun with Reactive Dyes
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Block Printing Fabric Yardage
Block Printing Fabric Yardage
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 3rd, 5pm - 9pm

Itajime Shibori Dye Techniques
Itajime Shibori Dye Techniques
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 16th, 10am - 1pm

2 Day Screenprinting Textiles: Repeat Pattern Printing
2 Day Screenprinting Textiles: Repeat Pattern Printing
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 17th, 11am - 2pm

Stitching Resist Shibori
Stitching Resist Shibori
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 17th, 5pm - 7:30pm

2 Day Screenprinting T-Shirts: 2 Color Press
2 Day Screenprinting T-Shirts: 2 Color Press
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Advanced Shibori with Indigo and Color
Advanced Shibori with Indigo and Color
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 8th, 5pm - 8pm

Floral Bundle Dyeing and Eco Printing
Floral Bundle Dyeing and Eco Printing
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Stencil Silkscreening
Stencil Silkscreening
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Working with Dye Resists
Working with Dye Resists
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 14th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

World of Natural Dyes; A Month Long Series
World of Natural Dyes; A Month Long Series
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series
Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Teachers at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio