Alex Hohlstein hand crafts guitars and more. He’s even made a guitar from a local tree branch. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

The first ever Madison Area Yarn Hop celebrates yarn, sheep, and fiber arts. Ten south central yarn shops, woolen mills and farms are participating. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Late-night crafts serve daytime uses, and they’re made in Middleton by the Crafty Night Owl. Her mini-aprons, scarves and car trash bags are for sale at the Dane County Farmers’ Market. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival should attract a diverse crowd. Farmers will admire a wide variety of breeds of sheep. Cooks will find cooking demos. Dog lovers will head to the stock dog trials. And everyone will want to see the newborn lambs. more

Aug 28, 2015 1:30 PM Emphasis

Mazomanie furniture maker Fabian Fischer makes pieces the old-fashioned way: using hand tools and traditional methods. more

Aug 21, 2015 11:05 AM Emphasis

Madison has long been a mecca for knitters, and the pull of the wool just got stronger with launch of a store for Knitcircus on Madison’s west side. more

Aug 7, 2015 2:00 PM Emphasis

Madison’s Angela Richardson is the creator of these sock monsters/aliens/crazy animals, which kids make themselves. The next sock monster session is Aug. 18 at Pinney Library. more

Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM Emphasis


Candice Wagener

Forget Me Not Studio houses an eclectic collection of home goods. Featured dinnerware designs have an Old World, colorful, hand-painted look, as do table linens. more

Jun 18, 2015 11:00 AM Emphasis


Candice Wagener

The gallery is not be as big as what you find at MMoCA or the Chazen, but the heart and soul that goes into the art space and gift shop at VSA Wisconsin on Madison’s north side is just as big, if not bigger. more

Jun 12, 2015 8:00 AM Emphasis


Shelby Deering

I am not a naturally crafty person. Most of the time I found crafting to be stressful. That is, until I took a class recently at Middleton’s The Regal Find. more

Jun 5, 2015 10:15 AM Emphasis

Lorraine Torrence runs her businesses, Grainline Gear and Lorraine Torrence Designs, out of an office on Williamson Street. But you’d be forgiven if you’ve never heard of her before; she’s a recent transplant from the west coast. more

May 22, 2015 8:15 AM Emphasis

SketchBox is not to be confused with Skoshbox, though they’re both boxes of stuff that get sent to your door monthly. more

May 15, 2015 8:30 AM Emphasis


Candice Wagener

Last September, longtime Monroe Street favorite the Knitting Tree relocated to a brand new building a block away from its original spot. Current owner Jackie Shanahan calls it “a perfect opportunity, like a dream come true.” more

May 15, 2015 8:15 AM Emphasis

Don't overlook Gayfeather Fabrics' “treasure chest” of buttons. more

Apr 10, 2015 9:00 AM Emphasis


Candice Wagener

Whether you’re a DIYer with an environmentally conscious side or a garage sale shopper with some pieces you’d like to fancy up, consider milk paint for your next project. The Ironstone Nest in downtown Sun Prairie is the place to learn all about it. more

Mar 26, 2015 8:00 AM Emphasis


Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

"Woven Gardens of Hope: Afghan Women's Carpets" highlights the rich textile tradition of Afghanistan and the surrounding region. The exhibition offers a stark contrast to the common contemporary views of a country stricken by violence and turmoil. more

Feb 5, 2015 2:00 PM A & E


Sharon Vanorny

Does the thought of staying up all night for a Black Friday sale or even just trying to find parking at the mall in December make you cringe? If so, consider visiting one of Madison's local holiday markets. more

Nov 20, 2014 2:00 PM Isthmus Giving