D.I.Y. Calendar

DIY Mat Cutting

If you've been wanting to learn how to cut your own mats, here's your chance! Articipate in Berkley is hosting this workshop. Cost is $25 per person, and there are limited spots available. Visit their website or call 248-812-9022 to reserve your spot.

Workshop: Intro to Weaving

Hosted by our friends Handmade Toledo! From their FB event page:

Come learn the addictive art of weaving! Taught by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, this workshop will cover the basics of weaving, including basic tabby weave, adding fringe to your weaving, and finishing and hanging your piece. You'll get to try a new craft and walk away with a new piece of art for your home!

All tools will be provided and available for sale after the class -- should you decide to continue your fiber journey! Class is $60 per weaver.

All Ages + Skill Levels Welcome!

Register here!


Rust Belt Market, Ferndale, MI
From our friends at RockSugar:

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 — #RockSugar, a FREE #wedding show featuring artists and makers, will be at the The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Local indie wedding vendors and crafters will be on hand to book appointments, show work samples and give couples countless ideas and endless inspiration for their upcoming weddings. The first 50 brides/grooms will get a tote bag full of goodies from the vendors! There will also be door prizes from our sponsors: Paper Source Birmingham and Glass Action! Follow our event for more info as the date fast approaches!

Paper Source Birmingham
Glass Action

A Fox Wedding
Amalia Bakery
Birch Affair
The Blu Kitchen
Christie K Stylist
The Colagrossis
Color wheel
Curtsy & Bow Events
Dark Oak Bindery
Dave Lawson
EP & J Candle Co.
The Brick House Canning Co.
Ever Ours
Good Music Gentlemen
Green Daffodil
Jen Vosler - Fine Art & Lettering
Sarah Babian
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles
Letters To Sarah Metalsmithing
Modernly Events
Moving Beauty
Party Typewriter
Revel Bar
Sean Cook Wedding Photography
Studio Terrain
Spun Sugar Detroit
The Whisk & Crumb

Downriver Indie Craft Fair

Downriver Council for the Arts, Wyandotte, MI
Hosted by our friends at the Downriver Council for the Arts!

From the Facebook Event Page:


Friday. March 17, 2017 from 6-9pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11am-6pm

Over 50 independent crafters, artists and DIY'ers will be showcasing their wares all over our beautiful 100+ year old historic building. Items range from original artwork to vintage and handmade clothing and jewelry to Michigan-themed art and photography. Downriver's FIRST indie craft fair of its kind, now in its fourth year, will also boast products made from recycled wood and metal, handmade soaps, fine art, ceramics and sweet treats. Score some unique finds and treat your taste buds, while supporting the arts.

Special Wyandotte 3rd Friday incentives on the 17th including free trolley rides. Get here early and receive a free gift bag!

$2 public admission at the door, proceeds help send a child to summer art camp at the Downriver Council for the Arts.

Vendor deadline was Feb. 3.

Workshop: Macrame Plant Hanger

Hosted by our friends at Handmade Toledo! From the Facebook Event Page:

Come make your own macrame plant hanger, led by Sarah of Sarah Harste Weavings! In this class, you will learn how to make a gathering knot, square knot, and spiral knot sennit. All materials are provided to create one plant hanger, including optional wooden beads and copper accents, and terracotta pot.

All skill levels welcome / $65

feel free to byob!

Sign up below!


Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
Saturday, December 10: 11-7
Sunday, December 11: 12-6

+ Over 90 makers selling the best in handmade
+ Free DIYpsi swag for the first 50 shoppers each day
+ Eats by The Wurst Bar
+ A curated selection of Michigan craft beer by Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
+ Locally Roasted Coffee by Hyperion Coffee Company
+ Sweet treats by Go Ice Cream
+ Children's Activities by Fly Children's Art Center
+ Winter Art Tour 2016 passport stop

more info (including parking) at:

check out this year's vendors at:

This year DIYpsi's Holiday Market will be a part of the Winter Art Tour 2016! Using a passport, The Winter Art Tour will take visitors to nine art shows across Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti for the weekend of Dec. 10 + 11. Visitors who get passport stamps at four or more of the participating shows will be entered to win one of 15 locally handcrafted prizes valued at over $50 a piece! http://www.winterarttour.org/

Merry Market

The Detroit Mercantile Co., Detroit, MI
From the Facebook event page:

The Metro Times & Detroit Mercantile Company Merry Market is a fun and festive event that brings local and regional vendors together in the unique atmosphere of The Detroit Mercantile Co — giving Detroiters, and metro-Detroiters, the opportunity to support local business while shopping for high-quality goods.

Started in 2012, The Merry Market is a natural holiday extension of the mission of The Detroit Mercantile Co. — to support small, local business, and provide customers with a unique selection of high quality items.

This year the Merry Market will be open to the public on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th.

Admission is FREE and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

DIY Street Fair

The 9th annual DIY STREET FAIR is a favorite festival of Handmade Detroit, featuring craft beer and cocktails, the Metro Detroit's best music and lots of local artists. You won't want to miss this fair!

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
Find unique local gifts. Enjoy a unique local tradition. Visit the 11th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Michigan's largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world's largest Masonic Temple. With more than 100 juried vendors, selling everything from jewelry and clothing to bath products and home decor, it's the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. And with music, food, and a historic setting, it's a festive weekend to share with friends.

Friday, December 2: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 3: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, December 4: 11 am - 6 pm
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple Street, Detroit
Admission: $1 (Children 12 and under admitted free)