Craftworks was founded as an artisan cooperative in 1979. This juried shop of over 85 crafters ensures high quality and workmanship, as well as reasonable prices of all our crafter’s works.
Drop in and see one-of-a kind, quality-crafted items, perfect for gift giving or home decorating, and help us welcome our newest crafters! Also roam over to the yarn area and check out the newest arrivals …. so yummy (and non-caloric!) While in the shop check out the class/workshop table with all our samples of upcoming events, grab yourself a calendar and sign-up before it is too late. Now with online registrations classes are filling up sooner than before.
So much going on at the shop – it is hard to keep up!
Diane from Tatnuck Bead is going to be teaching a number of classes in time for you to make some wonderful very special gifts for the holidays – check out the calendar or better yet, stop in to see the samples!
We had 4 new crafters who were accepted, and we expect their inventory in the shop within the next week…. so exciting!!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars, and join us for a festive holiday shopping day on Small Business Saturday Nov 30th and be sure to save Sat Dec 7th for a ride on the Northborough Holiday Trolley - certain to be a fwonderful time for all!
December Vacation Week Calendar is hot off the press!!
We have lots of great classes lined up for the kids – keep them busy while doing something fun! Something they can do with their friends in a safe warm environment!! Sign up now (or soon) space is limited. Several classes are before Christmas so these could be gifts for others that they can make! Check out the Workshop link and download your copy.
Time is starting to fly by even faster – think I need to get some new shoes to keep up!
Can you believe it is October – seems like it was just the beginning of the month, yesterday! Yikes!! Lots of great things are going on at the shop – some wonderful classes – remember time is getting short to start/finish up those handmade gifts you promised yourself you were going to make this year! Call and sign up now! (I will get the rest of the classes uploaded on the webpage this week.) But in the meantime stop in for a brochure – or pick one up at the library.
We have a number of opportunities for you to help those less fortunate – several drop-in Charity knitting sessions – Wed/Sundays; We are hosting our first Binkeez Charity Sewing day this upcoming Friday the 18th, 10AM-8PM – feel free to drop in anytime during the day and stay for as long as you can! Sewers and non-sewers are needed to help out – our goal is to make 80 blankets for children who need them in the hospital or in hospice. If you did not catch Susan’s wonderful article in Oct 11th edition of Community Advocate, stop in we have copies.
Fall and Halloween decorations abound in the shop … including some cute little trick-or-treating goodie bags with light sticks to help keep the little ones visible. New items are arriving almost daily, featuring some wonderful new flavored jellies from Mother’s Mountain…. yum!
Local businesses are busy pulling together details (and financing) in an effort to bring back the Holiday Trolley this year…. so mark your calendarsSat Dec 7th 12-5. This is an event you are not going to want to miss. Lots of wonderful activities all around town for families, AND you can help! We are accepting donations from Friends & Family to help fund this event; also if you know of anyone interested in being a Trolley Elf, or leading singing on the trolley, please give me a call!
And Yes, we are open today, Columbus Day, October 14th – so drop in!
We can hardly believe it has been a year!
Thank you all for making this a great start to what we hope to be a long and wonderful future for our yarn shop!! As a thank you we will be CELEBRATING Saturday Sept 28th 10-4. Lynn Wilson will be in the shop with her trunk show, doing some demos and answering lots of questions! Dimensions has sent in a supply of buttons and shawl pins for the day as well, and we have put together some fun, fun drawing gifts! So be sure to stop in and let us show you our appreciation!
Fall is Definitely in the Air!!
Don’t you just love this cooler weather? It gets us all invigorated, time for sorting, cleaning, re-decorating, bring out the fall decorations etc etc… Remember as you are divesting of a lot of items, Next to New (near the Pickle Haus) is a wonderful shop to donate your items to – they support various local charities. Speaking of charities, the Northboro Food Pantry Quilt is going to be on display for just a few more days, so stop in now and pick up your raffle tickets – this will support the Pantry and make a wonderful gift for yourself or someone else! AND we are teaming up with Binkeez For Comfort, and will be hosting our first “sew-in” on Friday Oct 18 – we need sewers and non-sewers so hope you can stop in and lend a hand. (We need to make 80 blankets!)
Sue has put the finishing touches on the Fall calendar, so stop in shortly to check it out – and I will upload the registration info as soon as I can. In the meantime, check out the Workshops page of this site and download your own copy. Don’t wait too long to register our space is limited.
September Class Calendar has been uploaded!
Speaking of yourself … Lynn will be teaching her knitted ornament class on Saturday 9:30-1:30 – call today to join us and make an heirloom for yourself or to give as a gift!
Sorry you missed the fantastic, fun wet felting class – but have no fear we are offering it again in August – be sure to sign up now!
A fun day was spent by those who attended and some great vessels were created! In fact, I think we have convinced Carolann 1) to offer the class again in August and 2) to submit some of her finished vessels for sale in the shop!
We are very excited!! Come on in soon and check out the class samples and her inventory.
By popular demand (request…)
At our Yarn & Wine tasting, we offered a 20% discount on any Universal or Cascade yarns ordered that evening (and paid for) … we will continue the discount for any orders placed by Friday July 26th. This offer can’t be beat … so don’t put off placing your order!
August Calendar is done!!
Trying to connect with all the instructors, what with vacations etc…. has been quite an exercise! B-U-T we prevailed and the August class/workshop calendar has been printed …. thanks for your patience!
While I was “shedding perspiration” putting this together .. I decided we should “shed” some $$ off of the Summer Program workshops…. so mention this Home Page when you register and take $10 off each ‘daily’ registration, or $25 off the 4 day registration. Lots of fun projects left to choose from! Note: This is just for the summer 9-12 program (Mon-Thurs).
July 4th already! Where does the time fly?
We still have some spaces available for our fun summer program – feel free to give us a call for more details, or better yet, stop in and check out the class samples. Classes are geared for kids ages 8+ and full of fun creativity! We have lots of great workshops and classes for adults as well – take some time for yourself and come and have some fun!! Bring a friend – how about 10% off if two of you sign up at the same time … sounds like a deal to me – yes, 10% for each of you on any afternoon, evening or Saturday class. You will need to call the shop to register to get the discount the shopping cart is not set up for that yet.
Also mark your calendars for our Summer Sidewalk Sale – Wed July 10th through Sat July 13th …. if we have anything left by Saturday. Time to move out the summer items and make way for fall … well in the shop anyway!
Remember the shop will be closed on Sundays in July and August. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.
Mark Your Calendars NOW for July 16th you won’t want to miss the fun ….
Bring your needles and happy spirit! We will be “tasting” various YARNS & WINE!! (Universal Yarns box has arrived … fun fun yarns in there!) 6-8:30PM
School’s out …. are your kids summer plans set?
Saturday, we will be hosting a Youth Program OPEN HOUSE – come in, meet the teachers, check out the class samples, check out the space and take advantage of a 15% discount when you sign up. 10-2PM… see you then!!
July Workshop Calendar has been posted!
We are offering some GREAT workshops for the summer … check out the schedule and treat yourself and your kids to some fun creativity! In addition to the Summer Program for Kids/Teens & Tweens, we are offering the standard Learn to Knit and crochet classes as well as Christmas stockings, Fix-It class and Lacey Toe-up Socks. You also want to check out “Just Paint” Poppy Sunrise for adults and Awakening Fireflies for teens/tweens; Needle Felting Vessels with guest instructor Carolann Tebbetts; T-shirt Memory Quilt class and what is sure to be a lot of fun: Yarn & Wine Tasting!! (Bring your needles for this one!)
Mark your calendars … Wed the 10th through Sat the 13th we are going to be holding our first Sidewalk Sale in July. Trust me you are not going to want to miss this one!
July is also going to bring the debut of our “Drop-in Sat Craft Project” for kids – this is geared for the little guys & gals. Just a quick fun thing to make, 10-15 minutes that they will be so proud of! This is a free event so add it to the list of Saturday stops! see you then.
One other Very Important note: We will be CLOSED on Sundays in July & August. So please plan accordingly!
Set your alarms for tomorrow morning -Sat June 15, 2013.
We are holding a sale you do not want to miss!!
Time to make room for the new upcoming fall yarns … what better way than to pass on wonderful savings to our loyal friends…. so here are the details and fine print:
8AM – everything in the YARN SHOP is going to be 40% off; 9AM –30% off; 10AM — 20% off and finally 11AM the discount will be 10% … Sale ends at noon …. so don’t hit the snooze button too many times!
This sale is for inventory currently in the Yarn Shop – it does not include, special orders, classes, gift certificates and such.
See you tomorrow!!
Summer Program Schedule is finally ready!!
We are finally all organized, sorted out, finished recruiting some wonderful instructors and all ready to go to press!! Stop in to see workshop samples and sign up now – remember space is limited!!
Can you believe it? Saturday is the 1st … Where is this year going?? Just a reminder new classes are starting next week – Entrelac Knitting and Toe-up socks, Top-down Sweater in addition to a number of on-going classes. Sign-up online now before you forget!
Summer Program schedule should be published this weekend – we are just awaiting confirmation from a couple of instructors and then we are ready to go…. very exciting!!
Love kids and sewing???
Creative Art Center has a wonderful opportunity for the right person … Are you the right person?? Do you love teaching? Love kids? Love to sew – then we have the perfect opportunity for you!! We are looking for someone to teach sewing to kids during our summer program, Mon-Thurs 9-12. Beginners to experienced (somewhat) sewers, ages 8+; our Janomes; our space; your expertise! We still have 4 weeks open but are flexible. Contact us @ email@example.com
Memorial Day Weekend is coming……
Are you travelling for the weekend? Need a hostess gift? We have lots of wonderful, unique items just to fit the bill!
Need some handwork to do on the trip? We have some great new yarns and patterns, to help fill the time.
We will be open our regular shop hours through Sunday, Closed on Monday and re-opening 10AM on Tues (drop-in knitting at 9:30).
Have a wonderful, safe holiday!
June Class/Workshop Calendar has been uploaded …..
The new calendar has been uploaded to the site - make your life easy by registering online, and remember space is limited so don’t wait too long.
Sarah our new Director of Creative Art Center has jumped right in and is working hard to get the Summer Program schedule together. We do know it will run from the week of July 8 through the 2nd week of August, the week of the 12th will be the last week. Classes will run Mon – Thurs 9-12. If there is something specific you would like to see us offer, feel free to use the contact us tab on this website or call the shop and let us know. Happy Crafting!
May Class/Workshop Calendar has been uploaded…..
Well, I finally have it all put together – probably missing something but check out the Workshops page to download your copy now. We should have all registrations available by the weekend. Remember space is limited so don’t wait too long! Lots of fun 1 & 2 day classes for those busy busy schedules…..
New yarn samples from Kraemer Yarns
Kraemer sent us a lovely chock-full box of their samples and color cards … stop in and let us know what you think and what you would like to see us carry…. after all this is your local yarn shop! Some books from Cabin Fever too – lots of top-down which I love!
We love UPS!!
We love it when UPS stops… never quite sure what the boxes hold! Today’s had some
wonderful bird houses made in Maine. These are nice, sturdy and easily opened for cleaning.
Also included are two bird feeders, or open nest houses….. Spring is here – time to hang new houses
for our feathered friends!
Wonderful NEW inventory arriving all the time!
Bev has brought in a number of simply gorgeous baskets all handmade here in
Northboro and so reasonably priced…. these are a must see!
There is still time…..
Sue’s Toe-up sock class (Thurs April 4, 11 & 18 6-7:30PM) and Anne’s Beginner knitting (Thurs in April 5-6:30PM).
We are holding a spot just for you!!
Register online now and join us!
Now offering Beading Birthday Parties on Saturdays …..
Laura will be running birthday parties here on Saturdays. Call the shop for details and to reserve your date – $40 holds your spot (non-refundable) we can have up to 12 girls, there is room for you to bring in pizza and presents as well, 90 minutes of fun! Check it out.
The April Workshop Calendar has been uploaded!
I am not sure why I am so far behind the 8 ball but I definitely am!! We have finished putting together the April class/workshop calendar, including some fun classes that will be held during April Vacation Week. It has been uploaded onto the website and I will post it on Facebook momentarily.
Stop in the shop for a hard copy and see all that is happening there!
A number of new handmade items have arrived filling out the gift shop even more, Cascade Yarn order has arrived and Judy, from Sheepish Handmade has brought in a number of her own handspun, dyed yarns. These are a must have for the softest knitting projects ever. Hope to see you soon!
New Addition to the March Workshop Calendar!
We have added a daytime knitting class – so now you really don’t have any excuses!! You have it on your list to do ….. so sign up now! Anne will teach the basics of knitting and purling in this 4 wk session and YOU will have a lovely scarf to show for your effort. New Thursday Knitting Class
Yet another snowy Saturday….
So much has been going on this past week I hardly know where to begin….. it is beginning to look like spring – well a little … we have some new bird seed treats for our feathered friends, drunken dragonflies are back and lots of new inventory from various crafters, including some beautiful tile and copper plaques with some wonderful, uplifting sayings on them. The perfect gift for a good friend!
The March calendar is ready for distribution – stop in to pick up the newest copy, or click on the workshop tab and download your copy now. Check out Peggy’s Ukrainian egg decorating classes, Sue’s Toe-up sock class (for perfect fitting socks without a pattern!) and we f-i-n-a-l-l-y have a knitting fix-it class on the schedule among lots of other selections. Sign up online, call the shop or stop in soon to be sure to reserve your spot….. don’t miss out!
Yes, we are open today, regular business hours, 10-5!!
We still have some openings for this week’s classes and workshops for the younger generation – doll sewing – sleeping bag and nightie for 18″ doll; project sewing and crochet as well as a 2-day interior design basics for teens and tweens; additionally Linda will be offering a duct tape workshop for boys and girls and scrapbooking as well.
So folks – there is no reason to be bored we have lots of great things going on at the shop – be sure to visit us soon!!
Drop-in Knitting/Crochet etc for Friday, Feb 15th has been cancelled
Sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to see you all next month, Friday March 15th!
Mark Your Calendars: Thurs Feb 21st 7PM – Meet the Author’s Night
Did you know that we carry books written and published by local authors? Well we do – just a few but some really great reads. Our first Meet the Author’s Night last year was so much fun, we decided to do it again this year…. and introduce some new authors we have. Click here for flier, post it, share it and plan to join us! See you then!
Beat the Blizzard Blues with us today!
(Feb 10th, 2013)
As I sit and type this, some wonderful man is digging out the front of the shop … and no it is not Phil! So we WILL be open and ready to share this beautiful day with you.
Elaine will be in the shop with her wonderful chocolates for you to choose from, and hopefully other crafters will be dug out enough to join us! See you shortly…..
On a c-o-l-d January day ….
Leaving Orlando early this week, the driver greeted me with “boy it’s cold out this morning!” hmmm 68 vs the 13 I was going back to …. it is all what you are used to but who knew it would get this cold? To help warm you up, we are going to designate Fridays as ‘tasting’ day and I think through Feb anyway we should have some of the great soups we are now carrying (and have for a while!) available … so brave the cold, come on in and treat your taste buds!
Speaking of Orlando, there were lots of wonderful crafts there – many out of our price point but I did find some new items and am excitedly awaiting their arrivals. Speaking of arrivals, Silver Forest earrings and Monk’s Meadow foods have arrived in addition to a replenishment of our TeaForte teas, single brewers and now some really cute 2 serving teapots. Just perfect to warm the soul on these bitter days!
Speaking of warming the soul, what better way to do it than by taking a class? Spend some time with new (and old) friends while learning a new craft or taking up an old favorite once again. Why not make this year the year to carve out some time for yourself? I am uploading classes onto the website as quickly as I can, but the downloadable version has all the classes listed. (Click here for Revised Copy) I am told a couple of dates have changed and jewelry making was added so be sure to check it out. Mark your calendar for this Friday, the 25th we will be hosting a knitting/crochet or other handwork drop-in from 6:30-9PM – hope you can make it! Coffee, tea and Girl Scout cookies will be served. Hope to see you then.
Wow! hyper-speed already!! Firstly I want to thank you all for an awesome 2012!! We (obviously) could not have done it without you and your wonderful support… thank you … thank you ….
We have been putting our heads together and coming up with some exciting events etc. for 2013. Starting off with our Feb class calendar which is done, hard copy is in the shop and I will upload the web copy as quickly as I can. In the meantime you can find downloadable copy here. I believe Mary Ellen is putting together an author night for Feb 7th more details on that in the near future…. and we have some fun workshops for kids during Feb vacation week.
Next weekend, Carol will be at the Gift Showroom checking for new crafters and items Made in America, while I will be in Orlando at the Retail Craft Expo doing the same, so you can look forward to lots of new items in the very near future. We look forward to helping you find just the right gift or decoration for your home… see you soon!
Holiday Shopping Hours
We will be open for your shopping convenience
Thursday 12/20 till 8:
Friday 12/21 10-5;
Sat 12/22 10-4;
Sunday 12/23 12-4 and
Monday 12/24 Christmas Eve 9:30-3:30.
We will be closed 12/25 Christmas Day and Wed 12/26, re-opening on Thursday for our week of ‘After Christmas Sale’. Check out your favorite crafters and their discounts – come early before you miss out!
We will close for our Annual Shop Re-Do Jan 1; re-opening on Monday Jan 7th, however, the Yarn shop will be open during this time and the Creative Art Center classes will be held as posted.
We hope you have a Blessed Holiday! and Thank you again for supporting small businesses in your community.
December News & January Calendar
WOW! Where is the time flying?? The Shop has been very busy, (thank you all!) and the crafters have been busy restocking – be sure to check in often to see new inventory. We have lots of ideas of gifts for everyone on your list – many under $20 (but look much, much more expensive) and show that you have given a lot of thought to this gift!
The January calendar is done, put to bed and VERY exciting – a number of new classes and some new teachers! Did I say very exciting!! Start the New Year by treating yourself to a class – there is no better time like the present! One thing I have learned …. I always used to say, “well when the kids get older, or just get through this period”, well you know what – it never gets any better …. new and different things slip into those spots! You have to just reach out and go for those things you want to do. Treat yourself! you deserve it! and the time will never be better!! We have made it easy with our online registrations. Print out a copy of the calendar, circle those classes you would like to take – and leave it for the Christmas Elf…… see you soon!
December Class Calendar
The class calendar has been uploaded onto the website – both on the calendar page and as a downloadable document. Lots of great one day/session workshops to start AND complete some gifts including recycled sweater mittens, jewelry, crazy patch journal covers; most of our ‘staple’ classes will be running all month so you can finish up projects. Lots of OPEN/DROP-IN times, knitting, rug hooking and sewing for your convenience. Additionally we have added a couple of vacation week classes for the kids. Be sure to sign-up sooner rather than later as many of our classes have limited enrollment.
Our latest Newsletter has been emailed out. I am amazed at how much more has arrived since that went out days ago. Mark has joined our team, and sent in some lovely plaques with various fun and inspirational sayings on them, even some fun wine ones to go along with your gifts this holiday season. Our trees are up and full of ornaments many of which can be used as gift tags as well. After a long wait, the original pepper jelly has arrived along with some wonderful maple cream – the perfect topping for any dessert, and some meats while cooking.
Time is running short to finish up those handmade gifts for this year. Stop in if you need help motivating yourself, we have lots of open sewing and knitting time with folks to help you out. Melanie is still running some project specific Sat sewing classes for those who are just getting around to it … come on in and check it all out!
We hope to see you this shopping season, so that we might thank you as you continue to support small American businesses.
Mark your calendars to join us Sat Nov 24th for Small Business Saturday and Sat Dec 8th join our party before the town tree lighting ceremony.
I always feel such a sense of relief once the calendar has been put to ‘bed’… and of course, no matter how often it is review there always seems to be an error. On the November schedule, the Tues Intro to Knitting Lace class is an evening class – not an afternoon one as listed on the printed calendar! The afternoon class is going to be on Wednesdays, as listed.
There is still plenty of time to work on Christmas/ Hannukah gifts for this year – but stop in soon….. and for you knitters we have about 190 pounds of yarn arriving tomorrow! Do not ask me where we are going to put it – but Anne assures me we will find space!
Hope to see you all soon!
It is not hard to believe it is October when you look outside …. can you believe how quickly the year is closing on us! BUT it is not too late to start making some holiday gifts and do we ever have a great full calendar of classes and workshops! Melanie and Denise will help our younger folks (and adults) sew some fun individualized gifts, Anne and Jeri have lots of great knitted and crochet patterns for you to work on, and of course for those not interested in ‘making’ their gifts, the Gift Shop is full of wonderful items for you to choose from
While in, be sure to check out our newest member Patrick’s work. He is a most incredible woodworker (3rd generation if I am correct) so stop in soon to see his work including unblievably beautiful cutting boards as well as all the other items. Additionally, new inventory that is arriving weekly! Hope to see you all soon!
Late – September 2012
Thanks to everyone who stopped by for our Grand Opening of the Yarn Shop – a fun day and a wonderful time meeting and talking to Lynn Wilson (and sis Beth!) and of course ‘our very own’ Jeri Riggs! Thanks again – hope to see you all again soon …. we will post the door prize winners later this week.
We had a wonderful time at Applefest – once again the coordinators outdid themselves with the change of venue and everything, it all seemed to go along without a hitch! Thank you!!
So the October class/workshop calendar has been uploaded onto the calendar – lots of wonderful classes to choose from.
And be sure to stop in and join us for the Yarn Shop GRAND OPENING on Sat Sept 22nd, 10-4PM. Lots of fun things going on, Designers Lynn Wilson and Jeri Riggs will be here showing off their patterns. Lots of door prizes, drawings and demos. Hope you can stop in!
Our Northborough Recreation Fall/Winter program book has arrived!! Lots of really great opportunities listed there …. Hope you have time to check it out and try something new.
There is however a small correction….. Knitting classes – a series of 4 is just $55 not $95 as listed in the booklet., so be sure to sign up now and if those times do not work for you check out other options.
Summer is racing by at an unbelievable speed! September workshop calendar is slowly but surely being populated.. be sure to check it out and take advantage of the online registration – remember our classes are limited in size, so don’t wait too long. We hope to have hard copies in the shop for you to pick up by Monday.
Summer is racing by at an unbelievable speed be sure to stop in and sign up now for those classes you wanted to take before the season is over!
Our August class/workshop samples are out on the display table, come join us for some fun including Art Uncorked (Maine Lighthouse 8/14 and the Dress 8/24) in addition to Peggy’s jewelry classes. View the Calendar & Register Online Now!
Anne’s knitting classes are filling up fast – be sure to get your name on the list, and while you are in, let us know if there is an evening that works best for you for Drop-in knitting/crochet time. We will be opening one in September.
A call to all group leaders (Girl Scout and others) As you are gearing up for the fall be sure to contact us about any craft/sewing classes you might be interested in for your group. We can help you cover a lot of your bases!
Summer classes and workshops are going strong.Come learn to sew with Sewing 101 and then progress from there. Kids garment classes and adult sewing are all on the calendar and still have openings, as does Interior Design for teens – come and work with Meg and learn to turn your ideas into a doable project!
Friday Night Blues??? Well join us for pizza and crafts – lots of fun projects in the lineup!
Knitting classes are being offered: Learn the basics with Anne and move onto a “Next Steps Project” an afghan made of 20 squares all in one piece – no sewing squares! Also being offered, shawls in wonderful sock weight yarn, socks from the toe up and learn to make your own pattern.
Art Uncorked has arrived!With Art Uncorked, JoAnne Miller and Nicole Reineke provide everyone from “Never before Painters” to “Artists at Heart” a great evening to create art with friends, enjoy wine, and laugh with entertaining artists in way that results in an your own individual “masterpiece.”
We have been busy adding a yarn shop for all our knitting and crochet friends. Plymouth, Sirdar and Noro are amongst our first purchases. Stop in soon to see our selections.
Also in the works is our July calendar of classes and workshops for those ages 8+. These include sewing, knitting, fashion drawing, painting and oh so much more!
November 2011 – We’re Moving!!
After being our home for 30 years, our building at 3 Pierce Street in Northboro is being torn down. So, we are on the move!
We have found a new home at 243 West Main Street (formerly O’Brien’s 5 & 10) a mile west of our current location in the Northboro Shopping Center on Rte 20.
Please learn more about our move at patch.com.