Getting Your Craft on in the CLE

By Jennie Thomas, Host Committee cochair

Inside of the Fine Points Shop (photo courtesy of Fine Points)
Inside of the Fine Points Shop (photo courtesy of Fine Points, Inc.)

For once, by “craft,” we’re not talking about beer but the delightful hobbies and obsessions that keep us busy while we’re not at work! If you’re one of the folks who likes to knit during meeting sessions, cross stitch to come down from the day’s information high, or let the clay run through your hands as you mold the ideas from your last session into reality, be sure to check out these local establishments that can help feed the beast while you’re in Cleveland this August:

General Craft Supplies
Pat Catan’s Craft Center
21160 Drake Rd, Strongsville

Birds of a Feather Fabrics and Yarn
25963 Detroit Rd, Westlake

The Artful Yarn
100 North Main St, Chagrin Falls

Fine Points
12620 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland (Larchmere)

River Colors Studio
1387 Sloane Avenue, Lakewood

Book/Paper Arts
Small Studio
26113 Detroit Road, Westlake

Recycled Metal/Hand Blown Glass
Glass Bubble Project
2421 Bridge Ave, Cleveland (Ohio City)

Ceramics/Paint Your Own Pottery
Artist for a Day
28649 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted

Gina DeSantis Ceramics
13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood

Attention Knitters: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Archivist Anastasia Karel will be hosting a “knitworking” session at the Au Bon Pain near the Convention Center on Thursday (8/20) from 12:30-1:30 PM. Hope to see you there!

You can also check out Arts & Crafts – Best of 2015 for more locations on where to get your craft on.