About

393355_307812445913093_1048706450_n“If you haven’t attended a Small Craft event, you need to!”
– Amber Sarker, handleber

Since 2011, Small Craft has been providing opportunities to meet friends, make crafts, and share skills. Our current focus is Craft-A-Way Camp, an annual retreat for creative adults. This weekend in the Michigan woods is the most in-depth and well-loved of our gatherings, but it is far from the first!

For three years, Small Craft hosted a monthly series of creative workshops, which featured crafty vendors, vegan treats, and special surprises. Participants enjoyed every comfort, from a kids’ lemonade stand to a French pop concert, and practiced every craft, from healing with herbs to dyeing with rust. These events had something of a cult following, and are still fondly remembered for their adventurous spirit and relaxed atmosphere. (Not to mention their delicious apple cider donuts!)

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Small Craft is the creation of Amy and Ethan Cronkite. Amy was a founding member of Handmade Detroit, and for ten years was an organizer of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, Michigan’s largest and longest-running indie craft fair.

Ethan has brought a librarian’s viewpoint to his many years of participation in Detroit’s DIY counterculture. He’s known for having co-founded the Idle Kids and Trumbullplex zine libraries. And for having booked numerous all-ages punk shows, that also included crafts, food, and coffee.

Wanna email us?: smallcraftdetroit@gmail.com

One Response to About

  1. Sue Valthauser says:

    I will be in Detroit the first week of April. Will you be having a pop up shop on April 14th and what craft will you be teaching?

    Thanks,
    Sue Valthauser

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