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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.

September: Rust Dye Class with Liz Lewis, Music by Quiet Grrrl

Like many of you, we were hit pretty hard by the recent flood. And like many of you, we’re seeking solace in that which we value most: the handmade, the homemade, and the company of friends. So on Saturday, September … Continue reading

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August Class: Quilling with Megan Deel

At the height of every Small Craft gathering, we all lose sight of the clock, and turn our full attention to the craft at hand. On Saturday, August 9, we’ll lose ourselves in tightly-wound coils of paper, as Megan Deel teaches … Continue reading

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Craft-A-Way Camp 2014: Return to the Dream

It’s a return to the idyllic summers of the past. To the days when we could give our full attention to crafts and friends. But truth be told, we were a little nervous about returning to Craft-A-Way Camp for a second year. … Continue reading

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Small Craft Garden Party: Rope Bracelet Class with Music by Cat Midway

Last year’s Garden Party was like a miniature vacation: a brief and refreshing visit to a slow-paced and sun-dappled land. So on Saturday, July 12, we’ll return to the leafy green Trumbullplex gardens, for another short escape. This time around, … Continue reading

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Craft-A-Way Camp: Applications Are Now Online

Summer will soon return, and with it comes Craft-A-Way Camp, our rustic retreat for crafty adults. Our second annual Camp will take place June 28 – 29, and will feature all the craft workshops, nature walks, campfire sing-alongs, and yes, … Continue reading

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Small Craft Big Screen: Sign Painters

In Detroit, as elsewhere, unique and wonderful hand painted signs are slowly fading from the landscape, replaced by the bland efficiency of die-cut vinyl lettering. In the 2013 documentary film Sign Painters, we meet the brave and stubborn artists who are … Continue reading

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Small Craft Returns to the Trumbullplex: Bookbinding Class and Puppet Show

When the sun is bright, the air is warm, and the leaves are on the trees, there’s no better place than the Trumbullplex. So on Saturday, May 10, we’ll return there for an afternoon of crafty fun with our friends. We’ll … Continue reading

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