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Craft-A-Way Camp: All Things Must Pass

To children, the summer days seem to shine on forever, and camp seems like a timeless tradition. But Craft-A-Way has been a camp for adults. And as adults, we know that our time in the sun is limited. We know … Continue reading

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Craft-A-Way Camp 2018: Applications Are Now Online

A summer camp for grownups who love to craft. This was the vision that led to our first Craft-A-Way Camp, in 2013. It’s the vision that’s brought us back to the woods each summer. And it’s a vision that’s still burning … Continue reading

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Renegade Craft Fair: Thanks, but No Thanks

The Renegade Craft Fair is coming to Detroit. And it’s only right that the local craft community should ask: what is gained by this visit, and what is lost? The answers to this question will have important repercussions, not only … Continue reading

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Craft-A-Way Camp 2017: Sunshine in the Shadows

Craft-A-Way Camp is so silly. We’re adults, playing a children’s game in the forest. We wear matching caps, and toss them in the air. We sing half-remembered songs around a campfire. We laugh, loud and long, at jokes too raunchy … Continue reading

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Craft-A-Way Camp 2017: Applications Are Now Online

Crafting with friends, in the beauty of the Michigan outdoors. If that sings to you, you’ll want to join us for a weekend at Craft-A-Way Camp. (And if that song’s not in your key, you still might want to join … Continue reading

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Craft-A-Way Camp: Canceled

We are sorry to say that we will not be hosting a fourth Craft-A-Way Camp this year. It’s been a difficult decision, and it’s one that pains us to share. We know our grownup summer camp has become a cherished annual tradition … Continue reading

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Bead Necklace Make and Take at Detroit Urban Craft Fair

We remember when Detroit had no indie craft fairs. And we remember the excitement when the first one opened its doors. For us, as for many others, that moment set our life on a new course. So we’re proud to … Continue reading

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Indigo Workshop at Handmade Toledo

We started dyeing with indigo, and we couldn’t get enough! The rich history, the magical chemistry, the meditative process: everything about it is endlessly fascinating. So on Saturday, September 19, Small Craft’s Ethan Cronkite will bring his popular indigo dye … Continue reading

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Craft-A-Way Camp 2015: Happy When It Rains

It had to happen eventually. After two years of sunshine, a rainy day came to our third annual summer camp for grownups. But we soon found that at Craft-A-Way Camp, a rainy day is just another opportunity to bond with our … Continue reading

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Third Annual Craft-A-Way Camp: Applications Are Now Online

It’s a summer camp for crafty grownups. A beloved annual tradition. And now’s your chance to be a part of it! Craft-A-Way Camp will return to the Michigan woods, June 27-28, for a third season of crafting in the great … Continue reading

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