First Anniversary Pop-Up Shop and Skillshare: Sparklepants Industries and Always the Forest

Last November, we celebrated Small Craft’s launch with a festive skillshare at the Trumbullplex. One year and ten skillshares later, we’re ready to celebrate again. Please join us on Saturday, November 10: our first anniversary! We’ll make greeting cards from recycled paper goods with collagist Sherri Green, aka Sparklepants Industries. We’ll explore a pop-up shop filled with the Always the Forest line of women’s clothing, made from recycled materials by Stephanie Thompson. We’ll share free coffee, tea, and homemade vegan red velvet cake. And because it’s our anniversary, we’re sure to have a few extra surprises!

Sherri Green

Cards and collages are always fun Small Craft activities. As friends are gathered around the table, and scraps are gathered into pictures, something new emerges that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

This month,  we’re especially excited to have Sherri Green of Sparklepants Industries sharing her collage materials, tools, and expertise. You might know Sherri from her appearances at indie craft fairs across the nation. Or you might know her as a founding member of Ypsilanti’s wonderful holiday craft fair, DIYpsi. But you might not know that she began her creative career as a furniture designer. A close call with an errant table saw convinced Sherri to trade her drills and saws for scissors and glue, and Sparklepants Industries was born. Six years and countless collages later, Sherri arrives at the Trumbullplex with everything you need to make your own unique cards.

Stephanie Thompson

Just as Sherri makes collages from recycled paper goods, Stephanie Thompson makes clothing from recycled fabric. Stephanie has been an avid Small Craft participant since the very beginning, and we’ve long admired the beautiful garments she makes under the name Always the Forest, so we’re thrilled to welcome her pop-shop to the Trumbullplex this month. The shop will be filled with dresses, skirts, tops, and other women’s casual clothing, all handmade from the rare fabrics that Stephanie discovers in estate sales, mill remnants, and private collections. The pop-up shop is open to all, so even if you’re not participating in our skillshare, you’re still invited to stop by and view Stephanie’s lovely creations.

Admission to our pop-up shop is free. There is a $5 materials fee for those who take part in the skillshare.

This will be the last of our events to be hosted at the Trumbullplex this year, so be sure to take the opportunity to craft with us in this world-renowned venue. And stay tuned for information about Small Craft’s 2012- 2013 Winter Tour of Southeast Michigan!

Small Craft First Anniversary Pop-Up Shop and Skillshare
Saturday, November 10
Pop-Up Shop open 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Skillshare begins at 3:00 pm
Trumbullplex Theater
4210 Trumbull

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