Anna Maria Horner,  in the beginning bare bones of Craft South.

the story      Without realizing it, I believe that I have been building Craft South my whole life. I have been fortunate to create, write, share, teach, inspire- mostly from a messy desk at home, surrounded by family and too many ideas. And at the heart of all that making has always been a story. Like you, I keep retelling it with every new project. And because of the online world world we live in, I have been able to share my story with every corner of the globe. Craft South brings some of the love back home to Nashville and provides a supportive environment for learning, sharing and creating together. In person and for real. You are invited.

the project     We opened Craft South at 2516 12th Avenue South in Nashville in May 2015.  In addition to providing the most beautiful fiber related supply in Nashville, Craft South is also Nashville's only exclusive Janome Sewing Machine dealership- the brand that I have sewn on for more than 15 years and for which I am very proud to be spokesperson.  We have an open sewing and crafting studio with a full calendar of creative workshops for all ages.  We host creative trailblazers to instruct in our studio like Heather Ross, Natalie Chanin, Liesl Gibson, Jen Kingwell, Jenny Hart and plenty of local talent that teach weekly and monthly classes in many disciplines.  I'm on that teaching calendar too!  Watching students learn from these amazing makers confirms what we already knew.... using your hands and sharing what you know are blessed gifts at the core of each one of us.

Craft South also features handCrafted South- a beautiful, inventive and southern-sourced selection of handmade fashion, accessories, art, home, baby, and gift goods.  This celebration inspires the makers that come into our shop for their supply and delights shoppers seeking one of a kind works while also supporting independent designers in our own backyard.

Join us, xo, Anna Maria, founder

We are so fortunate to have an amazing team of talented, helpful and inspiring women that each uniquely contributes to our customers' learning, shopping and crafting experience!

Pierrette Abegg- manager, buyer First thing I remember making: A VERY wonky knitted square in 3rd grade. Didn't pick it back up until young love inspired me to make a scarf for my highschool boyfriend.  Early morning sewing or late night knitting?:   Early morning sewing. Preferably with my sisters and coffee. The world needs more: Peace, Love & Dirty Martinis

Pierrette Abegg- manager, buyer

First thing I remember making: A VERY wonky knitted square in 3rd grade. Didn't pick it back up until young love inspired me to make a scarf for my highschool boyfriend. 

Early morning sewing or late night knitting?:  

Early morning sewing. Preferably with my sisters and coffee.

The world needs more: Peace, Love & Dirty Martinis

Amanda Hall- shopkeeper

First thing I remember making: When I was 8, my grandmother taught me to crochet by having me make these huge long crochet chains over and over again. I loved it

Early morning sewing or late night knitting:

Early morning sewing. The perfect start to the day!

The world needs more:  Donuts.  Definitely donuts. 

Michelle Abegg- machine sales, instructor First thing I remember making: Doll Clothes Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: I like them both. Do I have to pick? The world needs more: More time to create and be creative.

Michelle Abegg- machine sales, instructor

First thing I remember making: Doll Clothes

Early morning sewing or late night knitting?:

I like them both. Do I have to pick?

The world needs more:

More time to create and be creative.

Brittney Anderson- instructor First thing I remember making: Probably a toss up between friendship bracelets or loom hot pads - I have ALWAYS been working on one craft or another for as long as I can remember. Early morning sewing or late night knitting:  Afternoon nap time sewing and late night knitting. The world needs more:  Coffee. That's the first thing that came to my mind because I always need more coffee, but we're probably all better people when properly caffeinated.

Brittney Anderson- instructor

First thing I remember making: Probably a toss up between friendship bracelets or loom hot pads - I have ALWAYS been working on one craft or another for as long as I can remember.

Early morning sewing or late night knitting: 

Afternoon nap time sewing and late night knitting.

The world needs more:  Coffee. That's the first thing that came to my mind because I always need more coffee, but we're probably all better people when properly caffeinated.

Juliana Horner- shopkeeper, display First thing I remember making: A pair of shoes constructed from toilet paper rolls, string and tape. Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: I literally like both- each has their merit! I have a crazy creative schedule. The world needs more: The world needs more people to realize that two colors that don't go together really DO go together, you just have to change their surroundings. 

Juliana Horner- shopkeeper, display

First thing I remember making: A pair of shoes constructed from toilet paper rolls, string and tape.

Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: I literally like both- each has their merit! I have a crazy creative schedule.

The world needs more: The world needs more people to realize that two colors that don't go together really DO go together, you just have to change their surroundings. 

Devon Iott- instructor First thing I remember making:  Neon drawstring bag with cat fabric (would totally still make this today). Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: BOTH! The world needs more: Hippies and Sprinkle Cupcake ATMs

Devon Iott- instructor

First thing I remember making:  Neon drawstring bag with cat fabric (would totally still make this today).

Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: BOTH!

The world needs more: Hippies and Sprinkle Cupcake ATMs

Liz Tannehill Cook- shopkeeper First thing I remember making: A cross stitch kitten that says "Purrrfect." I still have it. Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: Late night sewing, knitting and needlepoint. The world needs more: Jobs where people can do what they love.

Liz Tannehill Cook- shopkeeper

First thing I remember making: A cross stitch kitten that says "Purrrfect." I still have it.

Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: Late night sewing, knitting and needlepoint.

The world needs more: Jobs where people can do what they love.

Lauren Taylor- instructor First thing I remember making: Little purses and quilts for my Barbies, probably when I was around 6 or so. Sewn by hand, made with scraps and notions stolen from my mom's sewing cabinet. Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: Early morning sewing! I love the early morning hours and super love starting my day with something creative. The world needs more: David Duchovny. Why haven't we figured out that whole cloning thing yet?

Lauren Taylor- instructor

First thing I remember making: Little purses and quilts for my Barbies, probably when I was around 6 or so. Sewn by hand, made with scraps and notions stolen from my mom's sewing cabinet.

Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: Early morning sewing! I love the early morning hours and super love starting my day with something creative.

The world needs more: David Duchovny. Why haven't we figured out that whole cloning thing yet?