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