My Design Director, Megen, told me about Spacecraft, a crafting boutique in his neighborhood and it got me thinking about crafting communities.
Spacecraft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
In addition to selling crafting supplies and materials, Spacecraft hosts classes, workshops, and parties. Some topics include: felting, paper making, silkscreening, and calligraphy for kids. They even host a men's craft night!
I also stumbled upon Moomah (via design*sponge), a "creative arts cafe" in Tribeca. I've been meaning to get myself out to visit these places. I think it's great to have a neighborhood spot where people can gather together and work on craft projects. Do you have places like this where you live? Or is crafting something you primarily do alone? I'd love to hear from you.