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{anagram} a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters.

{anagram workshop} shop offering handmade, one-of-a-kind accessories and home décor items formed from rearranged & repurposed materials, embued with a sense of memory/history.

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ABOUT ME

Thanks so much for visiting my shop! My name is Anna Raddatz and I work out of my studio in Brooklyn, NY.

I have been a long-time member of the Church of Craft NYC; I’m an editor at the craft site www.supernaturale.com; and a project of mine was recently included the awesome book, “Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle” by Tsia Carson.

I am also a lifetime…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 1
  • Joined March 20, 2007

Favorite materials

fabric, tshirts, paper, thrifted clothing

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About

{anagram} a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters.

{anagram workshop} shop offering handmade, one-of-a-kind accessories and home décor items formed from rearranged & repurposed materials, embued with a sense of memory/history.

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ABOUT ME

Thanks so much for visiting my shop! My name is Anna Raddatz and I work out of my studio in Brooklyn, NY.

I have been a long-time member of the Church of Craft NYC; I’m an editor at the craft site www.supernaturale.com; and a project of mine was recently included the awesome book, “Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle” by Tsia Carson.

I am also a lifetime recycler, hand-me-down clothes wearer, and thrift shopper.

Visit my blog to see pictures of customers wearing Anagram Workshop scarves!

http://anagramworkshop.blogspot.com/

Please email me at anagramworkshop [!at] gmail.com if you have any questions/comments, or if you would like to be added to an email list for shop updates.

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ABOUT MY WORK

I love color, and the magical process of piecing together bits of material into a usable object. I also really enjoy the idea that the second-hand materials I use carry with them the memory of previous owners, and of the contemporary history we are all a part of.

Through learning about history, material culture, and folk art, I have been inspired by people who create with whatever they have on hand. Oftentimes, this means taking items that have served one function, and making them into something else--what, nowadays, we call recycling or repurposing.

As we all are now aware, in such a disposable society, it is becoming more necessary for us to re-use—-but less common, because it is so easy to just “buy a new one” and toss out the old. Anagram Workshop is my modest response to this conundrum, and I hope that each item I make will be enjoyed until it’s totally worn out—-and can then be made into something else!

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RECOMMENDED READING

> Check out this article in The Storque about upcycling: http://www.etsy.com/storque/section/craftivism/article/upcycling-for-greener-living/10/

> I also highly recommend this beautiful little book about DIY housewares made by ordinary Russians during the fall of the Soviet Union: http://www.amazon.com/Home-Made-Contemporary-Russian-Folk-Artifacts/dp/0955006139

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SHIPPING

> For now, shipping only to the U.S.
> All items shipped via Priority USPS.
> Please contact me before your purchase if you would like to combine shipping on more than one item.

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CREDITS

Much thanks to:
> Rebecca Seltzer for awesome logo design!
> Justin, Rebecca, and Callie for modeling.
> Friends and family for donated t-shirts and encouragement.

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