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Artists needed for 'Made in the Mitten'

Made in the Mitten currently has a call out for Michigan artists for its Oct. 4th event, scheduled for 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Orion Community Center, 1335 Joslyn, in Lake Orion. Only handmade items produced in Michigan will be considered for the show. Available spaces are priced at $50 (10 x 10, maximum two tables) and … Continue Reading →

The American Sewing Expo returns to Novi Sept. 26-28

The much-anticipated American Sewing Expo returns to Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Sept. 26-28. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in numerous seminars and workshops with fashion and costume designers, couture specialists, corset makers and teaching professionals. New York City Fashion Institute of Technology couture professor Kenneth King and Butterick and Vogue pattern … Continue Reading →

Shop for beads and fabric at African World Festival

Don’t miss your opportunity to shop for unique beads and handwoven textiles at the African World Festival, set for Friday-Sunday on the Grounds of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Midtown Detroit. And with the large number of vendors, you just never know what other items you’ll find — from colorful … Continue Reading →

Help!!! I need to get rid of more books

Hmmm…It’s desk cleaning time AGAIN!!! And, as usual, I need help clearing away some of my craft books! If you’re interested in helping, please drop me an email at jbrown@detroitnews.com with a list of crafts you’re interested in, and maybe I have something to send your way. Please put the word “desk”  in the subject … Continue Reading →

Join others in Diamondale for hours of crafting

Members of TangleMania Club and Craft 911 will join together to share ideas and have lots of fun tomorrow, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at SmittenDust Studio, 257 South Bridge St. in downton Dimondale. “The studio is the only 1900-era building on the corner of Bridge and Jefferson Streets, next to the ice cream shop. This non-teaching event is … Continue Reading →

Please help me find the top of my desk!

Hmmm…, just wondering if I can get a bit of help clearing some of these craft books off my desk? If interested, just email me at jbrown@detroitnews.com, and let me know what crafts you’re interested in, like spinning, sewing small items, beading, quilting, weaving, knotting, pom poms, metal jewelry making, sewing for the home or dressmaking. I … Continue Reading →

Craft Show at Fraser High School Saturday

The Fraser High School Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual fall craft show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 (free for those 5 and younger). No strollers are allowed. Fraser High School is at 34270 Garfield Rd, between 14 and 15 Mile Roads. For more information, call (586) 565-2768.

African Bead Festival at MBAD/ABA African Bead Museum Saturday

Bead collectors and jewelry makers won’t want to miss the 10th annual African Bead Festival presented by MBAD/ABA African Bead Museum Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. This year’s event features an exhibit of Kuba textiles from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, live entertainment with a drum performance by Efe of the Bambuti, vendors, tours of … Continue Reading →