Friday, December 7, 2018

Saturday Crafters December 15th 10am-3pm

Merry Christmas from Saturday Crafters!

Our next crafty meet up will be a pot luck lunch, so bring your favourite dish to share! If you’d like to let us know what you are bringing, feel free to send us an email and let us know you are coming.

We will also have Sweird Studios (Marie’s daughter) visiting us selling her creative buttons and jewelry – this might just be the last-minute gift you were looking for! Check out her website at

I will be hosting three Action for Happiness Get-Togethers at the Essex Library in the new year! Action for Happiness Get-Togethers are an opportunity to meet-up with like-minded people in our local area – to Tune-in to what really matters, Connect together and find practical ways to Take Action in our own lives and communities.

The Get-Togethers are based on the Action for Happiness calendars that can be found here: and the book 10 Keys to Happiness by Vanessa King visit the Essex County Library website to register for a Get-Together!

Jodie Matte – Saturday Crafters

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Saturday Crafters November 17th 10am-3pm

And we’re back!  Back in action this month for Saturday Crafters! 

Thinking of making handmade gifts for Christmas this year?  You better get cracking!!!  Saturday Crafters is a great place to get those projects done! (or at least get even more ideas of things you could make 😊)

Crafting is Good for Your Health
Here is a good article on how crafting is good for your heath.


Action for Happiness Calendars

Are you enjoying the Action for Happiness calendars?  If you are, there is a good chance I will be doing a monthly “Get Together” at the Essex Library related to the monthly calendars and the book The 10 Keys to Happiness by Vanessa King (you can purchase this book online).  The Get Togethers will only be an hour long and will focus on Tuning In, Connecting and Taking Action, all based on the Action for Happiness calendar topic of the month.  If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, help me out by letting me know which time slot would be your first choice (email me back to let me know):

#1 – a Thursday evening 6:45pm – 7:45pm (with time to hang out until 8pm, closing time for the library)
#2 – a Saturday morning 10am-11am

Knitting Machine For Sale

Singer Memo-Matic 327 Knitting Machine Knitting Machine comes with Ribber attachment and Automatic Yarn Changer attachment. Automatic yarn changer attachment allows you to do fair-isle knitting - also comes with many punch card patterns for fair-isle knitting and Punching Machine to design your own fair-isle patterns. Many instructions books and previous owners notes. Many attachments and tools. Carrying/storage case. New knitting machine sponge installed January 2018. If you have been thinking of purchasing a knitting machine, this one has EVERYTHING you need to create and design your own garments and accessories. We purchased this machine from the original owner in January 2018 - we didn't use it as much as we thought and we don't have the time to learn all the amazing things this machine can do. Bag of yarn will also come with the machine to get you started. Price: $275.00

Hope to see you at Saturday Crafters!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Saturday October 20th - 10am-3pm

Join us Saturday October 20th for some crafting and community time!!! 

Here's some of what was happening in September:

Also in September, it was the Essex BIA Street Party and Art Space Essex helped some kids stitch their very own Super Hero capes and we had lots of colouring and doodling going on.

Culture Days was in September as well and Art Space Essex and Black Sheep Knits hosted a crafting event at the Royal Oak Long Term Care Residence in Kingsville.  There were quilts & afghans on display, crafting demos and also residence art work on display.


On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the yarn shops of Windsor-Essex will be hosting a Yarn Crawl as a part of I Love Yarn Day! Mark it on your calendar and plan to attend...Yes, it is the same day as the Woodstock Fleece Festival and the Creativ Festival. This will be our local event!

We love yarn! I Love Yarn Day turns seven on October 13th, 2018 and to celebrate we’re calling all fiber fans to share their affection for yarn!
Participating stores:
@sue2knits - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Sue2Knits and Yarn
12045 Ducharme Lane, McGregor, ON;
@littlesheepyarnboutique - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Little Sheep Yarn Boutique
1505 Ottawa St, Windsor, ON;
and @thehookpusher - 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
The Hook Pusher
628 Monmouth Rd # 1, Windsor, ON
Drop in at each location for knitting, crocheting, crafting demonstrations. Check out our special kits and patterns to complete a set! Patterns - a headband from @thehookpusher, a knit scarf pattern and a crocheted cowl pattern from @littlesheepyarnboutique and both a knit and crocheted mitt pattern from @sue2knits!
We will have some yummy fall goodies at each location. Stay awhile, snack and craft a bit before going on to the next shop!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Saturday Crafters September 15th

Just a reminder that Saturday Crafters will be starting up again on September 15th!!!!  I hope you are ready for some crafting time with friends, old and new – and if you haven’t joined us before, please do!  We’d love to have you!

I wanted to let you know that there are two new yarn stores in the Windsor area:

Little Sheep Yarn Boutique

The Hook Pusher 628 Monmouth Street, Windsor (off Wyandotte in Walkerville)

I will be at the Essex BIA Street Party on Friday September 21st 4pm-7pm to promote our Saturday Crafters group – the theme is “superhero”, so we will have some crafting demos and maybe some capes to sew patches on, for the little superheros 😊.

Art Space Essex is teaming up with Black Sheep Knits to host a Culture Days event at the Chartwell Royal Oak Long Term Care Residence in Kingsville on Saturday September 29th, all ages welcome – see the flyer below – we will have quilts and afghans on display, crafting demos and a pop-up art hive for make and takes.