'Twelve Days of Christmas Savings' at The Wool and The Floss

Be sure to get in on the “Twelve Days of Christmas Savings” sale for knitters and needle pointers at The Wool and The Floss!!! This exciting sale, which started today with Lumpy Bumpy yarn at 50% off, continues through Dec. 20th. There will be a different sale item each day! Store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. … Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

50th annual Pentwater Art & Craft Fair July 12

The Pentwater Jr. Women’s Club recently announced their upcoming 50th annual Pentwater Art & Craft Fair, set for July 12 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Village Green in downtown Pentwater. This is a juried art fair, featuring all original work created by the artist. Guest can shop for a range of items, including paintings, … 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 →

Michigan Weavers' Guild Winter Market set for Nov. 23

Shop for unique gifts at the Michigan Weavers Guild Winter Market, set for Nov. 23 at 4 p.m., at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. A portion of proceeds will benefit arts programs for children and adults in the city. Admission is free. The Costick Center is located at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington … Continue Reading →

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 →

Artisan Knitworks is moving to Farmington

“Within the next 30 days, or so” Artisan Knitworks in St. Clair Shores will be moving to a new location in Farmington, “roughly at the intersection of Farmington Road and Grand River — details later.” In her blog, owner Sandra Van Burkleo writes, “The new place even has a terrace, so we can have some … Continue Reading →

Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan Meets

The Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan (NTGM), a “multidisciplinary fiber-art guild with members whose interests range from quilting and embroidery to weaving, beading, wearable art and fiber sculptures,” meets every second Tuesday of the month. The meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 165 East Square Lake … Continue Reading →

Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood weaves a mini potholder purse

In last Friday’s Handmade column, Kentwood resident Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood talks about how she fell in love with weaving and turned the craft into a successful business venture. Learn how easy it is to make a hand-woven mini purse using a simple wooden potholder loom, available from Ackerman-Haywood at Craftsanity.etsy.com.