our mission at metal and thread is to bring the work of local artisans to the eyes and hearts of new yorkers and passerbys.we endeavor to remind each other what a hand made item looks and feels like..we celebrate the hand in an object...the sometimes awkwardness of a stitch that is slightly crooked...a weld on an iron shelf that lets you see a bit of the person who forged it...all of the goods in our shop could be made somewhere else for far less money...and far less sweat and tears--but we do it here..and we do it by hand..because it is who we are and it is how we live.