Tuesday, February 12, 2008

And we're down.

I'm sorry to say, the ol' Crooked Spoke Press is down for a month or two to iron out some technical issues. We won't be taking any custom printing orders for a few weeks, although our cards will still be for sale.

Thanks to everyone for all your support. Look to the skies* for updates on our progress, and hopefully we'll be back up and running (I mean treadling) soon.

*By skies, I mean of course this blog.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Holiday cards, that is!

Yep, we finally got 'em all printed. So stop your clamoring!

They go on sale Black Friday. You can get them on our website, or stop by the following event in Glens Falls:

The Shirt Factory Holiday Showcase
Friday Preview, 5-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located at the corner of Cooper and Lawrence streets.

We will be on the third floor, so stop by and get your fill of holiday cards!

FAIR WARNING: We may sell out of cards by Sunday and pack up early, so if you want to be guaranteed access to our fantastic wares, come early!

Here's a preview:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Coming Up!

Our next event! The Third Thursday Art Walk in October, hosted by Red Fox Books in downtown Glens Falls, NY:

WHEN: Um, the third Thursday, I kinda thought that was obvious from the name... for the numerically inclined, it's October 18, 5-7 p.m.

WHAT: A chance to meet us, sample our wares, and see photos and video of the whole letterpress process.

WHY: Because we are awesome and you love us, that is why. ALSO, you will have a chance to preview and pre-order our new line of holiday cards at a discount! Be the envy of your friends and save some dough at the same time!

So be there!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Isn't there something you're supposed to be doing?

Like, for instance, admiring our new greeting card designs? On our new, improved website? Hmmmm?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Colors of Fall Festival

Thanks to those of you who came out to say hello at the Colors of Fall Festival yesterday at Crandall Park in Glens Falls.

It was kind of quiet, sales-wise...but we think that's just a marketing issue. Next time our booth is going to have more signs, pictures of the press, and a full pyrotechnics and laser show.

We had a good time. And I even managed to be part of the entertainment -- and no, that doesn't mean I accidentally fell head-first into a trash can in front of a large crowd. I did a set of music along with a drummer I know, Danielle Furfaro. It was a sedate, craft-fair audience, but I think we managed to play some honest-to-God rock-and-or-roll. Danielle asked if I wanted her to wear a costume -- like a zombie, or a goat, or something like that. "I'm really into extreme costumes and makeup when I perform," she said. I told her I wouldn't mind, but she must have seen my brow furrow. Not that I'm opposed to drummers dressing as goats. But because I run a business I have to worry about scaring customers away.

Anyway, she settled on a T-shirt and jeans, which was too bad. I was secretly hoping for a zombie.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Be there! Or, um, be, not there?

Don't forget! We're going to unveil our new line of greeting cards at the Colors of Fall Festival! There's going to be crafters galore, food aplenty, games for the kids, and live music! Details:

The Colors of Fall Festival
Hosted by the North Country Arts Center
Saturday, September 22, 2007
10 am - 4 pm
Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY

As a SPECIAL BONUS, the esteemed Dan Higgins will be performing a musical interlude at 12 noon, accompanied by sundry friends and musicians. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Big news!

Why, oh why, you may ask, has the blog been so quiet?

Well, I'll tell you why. Because we've been working on a whole new line of greeting cards! Woo hoo!

And AND AND, we will be selling these cards at some exciting events coming up soon, including:

The Colors of Fall Festival
Hosted by the North Country Arts Council
Saturday, September 22, 2007
10 am - 4 pm
Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY

Third Thursday Art Walk
Hosted by Red Fox Books
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 5 pm - 7 pm
28 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Please note that these events are tentatively scheduled at this point. Check back for confirmation of time, date, etc. before you go.

Here's a preview of a few new cards:

Anyway, these and many more will be available soon on our website.