Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Housed in Easthampton’s Eastworks building, “Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse” is a thrifty artist’s dream.
The small shop triples as an open studio space for artists to work, a place where upcycling artists can sell their goods and a trove of secondhand and repurposed materials of all kinds. [continue reading]
Entrepreneur Profiles, vol. 1 — Pioneer Valley Business 2014
Macey Faiella and Amber Ladley, Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Sunday, February 2, 2014
As far as we can tell there is no better place for a green, creative, community-oriented business than the Happy Valley. We couldn’t believe that a creative reuse center hadn’t been opened earlier. [continue reading]
by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Valley Advocate
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Knack Workshop – Do your friends complain of feeling overwhelmed by stuff that needs a new life but that they are unsure how to recycle—or upcycle? [continue reading]
Photos and text by Carol Lollis, Hampshire Life (The Gazette)
November 15, 2013
Last Saturday, a group of children and adults gathered around a worn wood table covered with all kinds of crafting supplies at Knack: The Art of Creative Reuse in the Eastworks building at 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton…[continue reading]
by Joseph Bednar, Business West
On bustling Cottage Street in Easthampton — a corridor at the base of Mount Tom dotted with eateries, quirky retail shops, and scores of artists — sits Nash Gallery. The shop — which showcases and sells work primarily by local painters, sculptors, and other creative folks…[continue reading]
by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser & Photographs by Paul Shoul, Preview Massachusetts
A tall man sporting a silver goatee and a red T-shirt with an Om symbol across the front sauntered into Eastworks’ latest addition, Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse. He carried a stack of 2012 yoga calendars that he plunked down on the front counter…[continue reading]
by Maureen Turner, Going Green – A Publication of THE RECORDER
Say you’re getting your kids ready to head back to school and you realize that all the long pants you bought them last fall have, mysteriously, turned into capris. Or perhaps during your most recent closet-cleaning frenzy you came to terms with the fact that you’ll never fit into those size fill-in-the-blank jeans again, and it’s time for the two of you to part company…[continue reading]
5Q=One artist + five questions, Easthampton City Arts
July 5, 2013
Who can’t relate to reuse? However Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse a new store and makerspace that has opened in Eastworks will make you look at upcycling in an entirely new color! Learn a bit more about Knack and the two crafty women (Amber & Macey) who are making Knack a reality…[continue reading]
by Alicia Ralph, Paradise City Press
July 3, 2013
On the year anniversary of Knack’s beginning (web-site, fb, hunting and gathering, etc.), the clever little pop-up shop has a permanent and fully outfitted knew home in Suite 126, Eastworks. Knack’s shop is stocked with items for reuse in art and craft projects, and features local artisans that use repurposed materials in their work…[continue reading]
By Diane Lederman, The Republican
May 14, 2013
EASTHAMPTON – Just like the ReStore Home Improvement Center sells used building supplies, the creators of Knack – the art of clever reuse – are opening a shop to do the same but with art supplies instead. Amber Ladley and Macey Faiella, who met 10 years ago in the city as new moms, began working on their venture about a year ago…[continue reading]
By Rebecca Everett, The Gazette
May 12, 2013
EASTHAMPTON — Amber Ladley and Macey Faiella met 10 years ago when they lived in the same apartment building in Easthampton. A decade later, their friendship and a shared love of creating useful items from what some people might consider trash has brought them back to the city to open a “creative reuse…[continue reading] (may require login)
Natural Awakenings Western Mass
Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse, will open in a storefront in the Eastworks building at 116 Pleasant Street, in downtown Easthampton in July. Knack.org was launched online in August 2012, by founders Amber Ladley and Macey Faiella, with a mission to inspire creativity, ingenuity and community engagement through the clever reuse of donated goods…[continue reading]
WHMP Morning News Podcasts with Bob Flaherty
May 2, 2013
Knack on TV
- DIY: Jewelry Organizers
MassAppeal, WWLP; March 14, 2014
- DIY: CD Spinners
MassAppeal, WWLP; March 11, 2014
- DIY: Paper flowers & Valentine garland
MassAppeal, WWLP; February 6, 2014
- DIY: Unique Gift Wrap Ideas!
MassAppeal, WWLP; December 19, 2013
- DIY: Napkin rings & placecards for your Thanksgiving table!
MassAppeal, WWLP; November 14, 2013
- DIY: No-sew Halloween capes & trick-or-treat bags from t-shirts!
MassAppeal, WWLP; October 30, 2013
- DIY: Repurpose old jars and cans!
MassAppeal, WWLP; October 10, 2013
- DIY: Photo display board & cork bulletin board!
MassAppeal, WWLP; September 12, 2013
Blog Posts about Knack
- How To Make a Chalkboard
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; March 12, 2014
- Unique Places to Shop: DIY Spaces
Hampshire County Western Mass; November 15, 2013
- On the Road: Knack
nine05; October 22, 2013
- My new love… Embroidery!
Where Earth Meets Sky; September 5, 2013
- Knack – My New Favorite Place!
Crafty Madre; July 19, 2013
- Getting to Know Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse!
Artisans of Western Mass; May 22, 2013
- A Knack for Creative Reuse
Bonnie Sennott, Blue Peninsula; April 16, 2013
- Filming with Knack
Clarity Guerra Videography; February 10, 2013
- A knack for shopping? Where to buy super-local last-minute gifts
The Conspicuous Consumer, GazetteNet.com; December 21, 2012
- They’ve Got the Knack
Bonnie Sennott, Blue Peninsula; September 25, 2012