Small Craft Skillshare and Pop-Up Shop: One Girl Circus and my marigold

Amid all the bustle and distraction, a chance to pause and focus on what really matters. To give time and attention to needle and thread, family and friends, craft and conversation. The Small Craft September 8 pop-up shop and skillshare is a celebration of the hand stitch. And the hand stitch is a celebration of our true priorities.

Photo: Karen LePage

For this month’s skillshare, we’re proud to welcome back Karen LePage of One Girl Circus. Karen is a talented seamstress, a crafty author, and a longtime supporter of Small Craft. With her help, you’ll make your own wrist cuff or headband, while learning to stitch designs and embellishments on knit fabrics. Stitch your own design, or choose one of the templates provided. Once you’ve learned the techniques in this workshop, you’ll be able to upcycle your favorite t-shirts into accessories, or mend-by-decoration the t-shirts you can’t bear to give up!

Materials Kit provided for $8. (Or bring your own jersey knit fabrics/old t-shirt, sewing needle, and button/craft or multiwork thread.)

September’s pop-up shop is by my marigold, aka Small Craft’s own Amy Cronkite! Amy is known, not only for her own craftsmanship, but also for her organizational work with Handmade Detroit and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. She has a deep love of the Great Lakes, and it shows in every stitch of the embroideries she’s bringing to her shop. She’ll also have fabric necklaces and other handmade treasures, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to browse.

This Saturday will also see the return of Detroit’s legendary street festival Dally in the Alley. If you’re spending the day at Dally, please feel free to stop by and visit us at the nearby Trumbullplex, where we’ll be sharing free coffee, tea, and homemade vegan baked goods.

Small Craft Pop-Up Shop and Skillshare
Saturday, September 8
Pop-Up Shop open 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Skillshare begins at 3:00 pm
Trumbullplex Theater
4210 Trumbull
Detroit

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About trumbullplex

Mission statement circa 1993: We have formed the Trumbullplex; also know as the Wayne Association for Collective Housing, to create a space where we control our own lives. We are a not-for-profit project dedicated to self-sufficiency in all facets of our lives; in our housing, our work, and our energy. We support other projects that share our goals of dismantling racism, sexism, homophobia, and the oppression of poor people through activities in our theater and housing collective. We want to create a positive environment for revolutionary change in which economic and social relationships are based on mutual aid and the absence of hierarchy. Through consensus decision making and full participation in carrying out our decisions, we create the circumstances and expectations for collective empowerment. Ultimately, we strive to realize these goals through respect and constructive communication among ourselves. Theater Collective Mission Statement We partner with the Trumbullplex residents, neighbors, artists, people of conscience, and any potential allies to build a safe space for sharing art and ideas free from oppression.
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