Jocelynn Brown

Jocelynn Brown

Jocelynn Brown is a Detroit News Features staffer who has always loved to make things. She likes to crochet, knit, make dolls, bead, sew and more.

Enter giveaway for chance to win 'Soutache & Bead Embroidery' book

If you love doing small sewing projects made with tiny hand stitches, and stringing beads for jewelry making, then why not learn to combine the two for a whole new crafting skill? “Soutache & Bead Embroidery” (Kalmbach Books/$21.99) by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara, will show you how with a number of different projects that include step-by-step instructions and up-close … Continue Reading →

'Festival of Gourds' set for Saturday and Sunday

Local gourd artists Ron and Deb Stallings will host the fourth annual Michigan Festival of Gourds at Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. This event celebrates gourds, wood carvings, gourd art, food, music and community. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Admission is $5 … Continue Reading →