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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.

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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Gift Wrapping at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Entering its ninth year, the Detroit Urban Craft Fair is well known as the place to find unique holiday gifts. And this year, you can have your gifts wrapped, in a suitably crafty style! On Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7, Michigan’s oldest and longest … Continue reading

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October: Painting Class with Amie Hackworth

For the past three years, we’ve enjoyed getting together with our friends each month for crafts, coffee, and treats. Guests from all over the world have joined us for these relaxing afternoons. And for a few – including ourselves – they’ve … Continue reading

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