Artists: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild
Products: Handmade beads, beadwork, fabric creations, handwoven fabrics, jewelry, print-to-stitch textiles, handmade paper, scarves, kumihimo, cards, felt, silk & eco-printed fashion, wearable arts.
Facebook: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild
Founded in 1956, The Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild (AAFG) provides opportunities for fiber artists to meet and exchange ideas, and to learn about fiber art through lectures and workshops.
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Artist: Dora Berti
Business: The Beloved Gift, LLC
Product: Crocheted pillows, rugs, decor, tableware, gifts, and mask accessories
I first picked up a crochet needle at 9 years old. I enjoy creating eye-catching, happy pieces that make living and home that much more cheerful. I embellish most of my items so they stand out as one-of-a-kind, and they are delightfully fun and often functional.I welcome custom color and other requests.
Artist: Janet Denson
Product: Japrons (wrap-around aprons), bib aprons, and other accessories. 100% cotton, pre-washed and pre-shrunk fabrics.
I have over 40 years of sewing/designing experience. You name it, I’ve made it – from leather socks to wedding dresses and everything in between. Now specializing in the Japron, the apron that can be worn in the kitchen and beyond.
Custom orders welcome.
The bags I make are a reflection of function, with a splash of fun thrown in. I am influenced by the relationship of shapes and colors, the intersection of perceived objects and backgrounds. Hence, Geometries.
I’ve lived in Ann Arbor for more than 20 years and began marbling in Oregon. Marbling is an ancient art in which paints are floated on the surface of a thin gel, then manipulated with a series of rakes and combs to create intricate patterns. Fabric is then carefully laid onto the surface. The pattern absorbs instantly into the fabric. Today, I focus on hand-marbled clothing made out of cotton and silk for babies, children and adults.
Artist: Daren Otis
Business: Lightweight Travel Totes
Product: Purses, Tote Bags, and Accessories
Products/Info: Lightweight totes, purses, and accessories made of gorgeous fabrics. Practical and affordable, too.
I learned to sew at the age of 7. Many years later I found some free upholstery samples and made a few bags – the story is on my website. I’ve been my own boss since age 23 when I quit my job of 1 year. I decided then that I would never work in an office again.
Artist: Ann Sheppard
Business: Such Pretty Colors
Product: Table Linens, Quilts, Pillows, Pendants, Kid’s T-Shirts, Artwork
Products/Info: Colorful placemats & table runners, napkins, quilts, wallhangings, plus t-shirts, bags, magnets, cards, artwork, and other assorted goodies. Custom orders welcomed.
I have been working in color through fabric since 1997, creating bright, vibrant placemats, table runners, napkins, wallhangings, and quilts in many colorways. I also offer many items featuring my original photographs and illustrations, such as throw pillows, Ann Arbor souvenir t-shirts, greeting cards, magnets and more. Animals, trees, flowers, nature, and women are frequent themes in my work. I follow the philosophy of William Morris: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
What started out as something to try became a passion. I love to take the materials and see what I can make with them. No two baskets are alike; a change in color or weave can really make a difference.
Artist: Jean Wolter
Business: Knits and Glitz
Product: Knit & Felted Hats, Scarves and Bags
Products/Info: Felted hats and bags designed and adorned using lovely combinations of colors and textures. Most bags are lined. Some matching scarves and hats using ultra soft and warm yarns such as alpaca and silk. Comfortable and luxurious accessories. Some items embellished with beadwork.
I have over 10 years of sewing experience and enjoy making different types of accessories, from bow ties to holiday decorations to home décor. But I’m truly passionate about making bags. If you can carry it, I can make it. Custom orders are welcome.