Join charity sewing project at Redford Library Saturday

Saja Miller of Detroit, who leads the monthly sewing circle at Redford Branch Library, will conduct a charity sewing project, along with the Detroit District Missionary Society Christian Methodist Episcopal Connection, at Redford Branch Library, 21200 Grand River, in Detroit. Supplies will be provided, however, any donations of 100% cotton pillowcases, trimmings and appliques will be … Continue Reading →

Artists call for Sounds and Sights Festival Art Market

Organizers of the 38th annual Sounds & Sights Festival, held in historic downtown Chelsea, are looking for regional artists and crafters. The show is scheduled for July 25-26. “Sounds & Sights Festival Art Market is an indie arts and crafts fair coinciding with a variety of festivities and attractions associated with the Chelsea Sounds & … Continue Reading →

Detroit Knitting and Crochet Club meets every fourth Saturday

In today’s Handmade column (inside our Homestyle section), I mistakenly said members of the Detroit Knitting and Crochet Club meet every third Saturday. They actually meet every FOURTH Saturday of the month (unless it’s a holiday) at the main branch of The Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. My apologies to Leigh and all the members   … Continue Reading →

Recycled Runway Project set for Saturday

See what can be done with recycled or repurposed items at the Recycled Runway Project, a fundraiser for the Downriver Council for the Arts, to be held at the Grecian Center on Saturday. Featured will be one-of-a-kind fashions made by local artists. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission is $40 adults and $30 for children … Continue Reading →

It's not too late to apply for Palmer Park Art Fair

You have until March 30th to apply to be a vendor at the “new” Palmer Park Art Fair which returns to Detroit May 2-4. This will be a juried show and all mediums are being accepted. Interested persons are invited to apply at For more information, call Mark Loeb at (313) 486-2666 or send … 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, 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 →

Enter giveway for chance to win copy of 'Crochet Red'

The title of the book is “Crochet Red, Crocheting for Women’s Heart Health,” but you’ll, undoubtedly, be inspired to make many of the garments and accessories featured in other colors, as well. With forewords by Deborah Norville and Vanna White, this “is the third book published as part of the Stitch Red campaign, created by Jimmy Beans … Continue Reading →

Don't miss the Spring Fiber Expo this weekend

Be among those “flocking” to the Spring Fiber Expo taking place this weekend in Ann Arbor at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road. Meet fiber producers, fiber artists and fiber users. Classes will be available, and a host of vendors will be on site offering various fiber products. Also, a host … Continue Reading →