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About amelac

Amy is highly active in Detroit's thriving indie craft scene. With her family, she hosts Small Craft, a monthly social craft event in the Trumbullplex theater. With Handmade Detroit, she organizes the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, Michigan's largest indie craft fair. Through her company my marigold, she sells a variety of handmade goods celebrating life on the Great lakes.

Spring Brunch at PJ’s Lager House: Calligraphy Class and The Detroit Card Co.

We’ve missed you! So we hope you’ll meet us at PJ’s Lager House on Saturday, April 12. We’ll take part in a calligraphy class, taught by designer and crafter Genna Cowsert. We’ll enjoy some hilarious greeting cards by The Detroit … Continue reading

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Second Anniversary Party: Crown Larks, Voluptuous Panic, and Characteristics

Our second year was a memorable one, and we want to conclude it with an equally memorable party. So on the evening of Saturday, November 9, we’ll gather at the Trumbullplex to celebrate Small Craft’s Second Anniversary. We’ll enjoy great live music … Continue reading

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October skillshare: Make a paper skeleton with AusGerCo.

It’s our last Saturday skillshare of the year! On October 12, we’ll bid a fond farewell to our second season of crafting, shopping, and socializing in Detroit’s historic Trumbullplex Theater. There won’t be another afternoon like this in 2013, so … Continue reading

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Small Craft in the Trumbullplex Zine Lounge: Dally in the Alley

Would you like to craft with your friends, while relaxing in the middle of a Detroit street? Or browse hundreds of handmade zines, while surrounded by one of the city’s biggest parties? On Saturday, September 7, these opportunities will be … Continue reading

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Anne Horel: Live at the Trumbullplex

Anne Horel makes pop about pop. Her songs celebrate their own catchiness. (It’s one thing to send a three-word phrase spinning endlessly through the listener’s mind. It’s another when that phrase is literally “I’m hypnotizing you.”) Her videos shred popular ephemera … Continue reading

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Trumbullplex Turns Twenty: Ashleigh Davis and JKM Soy Candles

This month, the Trumbullplex turns twenty. And Small Craft is celebrating with a crafty birthday party! On Saturday, August 10, we’ll participate in this Detroit venue’s long legacy of DIY creativity by making terrariums with Ashleigh Davis. We’ll revel in … Continue reading

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Craft-A-Way Camp: The Dream Comes to Life

“The dream will come to life.” That was our prediction for the first Craft-A-Way Camp. And anyone who was there will tell you: that’s exactly what happened! We’ve long dreamed of a camp where crafters could gather to meet new friends and learn … Continue reading

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Small Craft Garden Party: Carmen Mendoza King and mannymade

Summer is the time to enjoy the outdoors, and the Trumbullplex is the place for it! So when we’re not at Craft-A-Way Camp, we’re enjoying the lush and abundant gardens that surround our favorite Detroit venue. On Saturday, July 13, … Continue reading

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Small Craft Big Screen: Handmade Nation

Handmade Nation is the definitive portrait of the indie craft movement. So we’ve chosen it to kick off our Big Screen, an irregular series of crafty films. On Saturday, June 8, we’ll screen Faythe Levine’s 2009 documentary feature at Detroit’s historic … Continue reading

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Jessika Rae Warren: Second Anniversary at PJ’s Lager House, Takeover Tuesday at St. CeCe’s Pub

If you took part in our crafty brunch, then you already know about Jessika Rae Warren’s delicious cooking. Four months later, our brunch guests still get a faraway look in their eyes when they reminisce about her vegan biscuits and … Continue reading

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