Help sew 'Little Dresses for Africa' July 19

Knit Sew Fabulous, a local sewing group, will hold its first meeting at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts store in Roseville (20550 E. Thirteen Mile) from 6-8 p.m. July 19. “We will make dresses and shorts for Little Dresses for Africa,” says group organizer Lynette Halalay of Grosse Pointe Park. (Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit … Continue Reading →

Let 'Serge It' help you finish those raw edges

Are you thinking about purchasing a serger? Or, do you own one but need a book to help you further understand how to operate it? Or, do you simply want to expand the list of projects you make with your serger? Well, if you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then look no further than the book “Serge It! 24 Fun & Fresh Projects to Sew … Continue Reading →

Learn 'Fabric Surface Design' with Cheryl Rezendes

Enter into the wonderful world of creating your own fabric designs with “Fabric Surface Design” by Cheryl Rezendes, who received her training as a painter at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In her recently released book, Rezendes shares with readers “more than 80 fabric-printing techniques using fabric crayons and a variety of … 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 →

Create 'Fabric Blooms' with book by Megan Hunt

Looking for a way to liven up last year’s spring and summer wardrobe, or want to add more color to your home decor? If so, “Fabric Blooms, 42 Flowers to Make, Wear & Adorn Your Life” (Lark/$17.95) can help you do just that while having lots of fun adding your own sense of creativity. Author Megan Hunt, … Continue Reading →

'Artist Talk: Marion Coleman' today at MSU

National award-winning contemporary quilt artist Marion Coleman will give a talk today at 6 p.m. at Michigan State University’s Museum Auditorium. Coleman specializes in pictorial quilts on African American history and culture. Her quilt “Ruby Bridges: What A Difference A School Makes” is currently on view at MSU museum. Coleman says, “This quilt is important to … Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →