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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 →

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 →

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 →

Learn more about 'modern quilting' Nov. 21

Members of the Cameo Quilt Guild will offer a presentation by Debbie Grifka, vice-president of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild, who’ll discuss the main characteristics of modern quilts in her lecture titled, “What Do They Mean By Modern Quilting?” The lecture will be held Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Clawson United Methodist Church, 205 … Continue Reading →

Novi High School hosts Arts & Crafts Show Saturday

Get an early start on holiday shopping at the Noviathleticboosters’ (NAB) Arts & Crafts Show, held at Novi High School, with more than 160 juried artists and crafters selling everything from tutus to handmade leather wallets. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and admission is $3 (free for those ages 10 and younger). Parking is free. … 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.

Mark your calendar for Oct. 26-27 Ann Arbor Fiber Expo

If you’re a fiber enthusiasts, then you won’t want to miss the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road. “Classes will be available in many of the fiber arts. Vendors will be on site offering a wide selection of products. Breeders will be exhibiting some of their … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway for chance to win copy of 'Woodland Knits'

If the sound of unique wearables like a “deer hat, butterfly mitts, (a) fawn poncho, (an) oh my bear sweater, (and a) wolf wristlet” give you the urge to cast on to your knitting needles, then “Woodland Knits, Over 20 Enchanting Patterns” (The Taunton Press/$19.95) is just the book you’ll need to keep you busy knitting in the … Continue Reading →