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!

Jenn Reichert- Events Support First thing I remember making: I made doll clothes, and by "made" I mean, I selected all the fabric & designed all the looks, & then told my cousin Jason how I wanted him to sew them up. I sewed a few stitches on them too, so it still counts. La Boom.  Early morning sewing or late night knitting?:  Since I'm a Knit-Sew-Tornado, for me it's night & day, every day, and all the in-betweens.  The world needs more: I mean LOVE is #1 right? And then all their basic needs met? But after that, to be shown how to make things... nothing feels more powerful to me than when you know how to make something with your own two hands. So that and coffee. Lots of coffee & then lots of making. 

Jenn Reichert- Events Support

First thing I remember making: I made doll clothes, and by "made" I mean, I selected all the fabric & designed all the looks, & then told my cousin Jason how I wanted him to sew them up. I sewed a few stitches on them too, so it still counts. La Boom.  Early morning sewing or late night knitting?:  Since I'm a Knit-Sew-Tornado, for me it's night & day, every day, and all the in-betweens.  The world needs more: I mean LOVE is #1 right? And then all their basic needs met? But after that, to be shown how to make things... nothing feels more powerful to me than when you know how to make something with your own two hands. So that and coffee. Lots of coffee & then lots of making. 

Amanda Hall- Instructor

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:

In a perfect world, BOTH!

The world needs more:  Freedom to be more creative and.....donuts.

 
Callan Downing- Online Manager First thing I remember making: mini cardboard books for my dollhouse Early morning sewing or late night knitting:early morning machine sewing, car ride knitting, late night hand sewing ! The world needs more: Time to play

Callan Downing- Online Manager

First thing I remember making: mini cardboard books for my dollhouse

Early morning sewing or late night knitting:early morning machine sewing, car ride knitting, late night hand sewing !

The world needs more: Time to play

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.

 
Elizabeth Kelly- Shopkeeper First thing I remember making:  I had high ambitions-I made a skirt using my great grandmothers old buttons down the side. Unfortunately, I used an old towel that I colored as my fabric.  Early morning sewing or late night knitting:Definitely late night! Give me a pot of coffee and I can stay up all night!  The world needs more: Glitter. Glitter everywhere. 

Elizabeth Kelly- Shopkeeper

First thing I remember making:  I had high ambitions-I made a skirt using my great grandmothers old buttons down the side. Unfortunately, I used an old towel that I colored as my fabric. 

Early morning sewing or late night knitting:Definitely late night! Give me a pot of coffee and I can stay up all night! 

The world needs more: Glitter. Glitter everywhere. 

Juliana Horner- Social Media 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- Social Media

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. 

 
Morgan Bowling- Shopkeeper First thing I remember making:  Woven pot holders. Lots of woven pot holders. I also embroidered a flower on old fabric for my barbies.  Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: I'm not a morning person, so probably late night knitting and embroidery. The world needs more: encouragement and support for people to peruse their creative passion.  

Morgan Bowling- Shopkeeper

First thing I remember making:  Woven pot holders. Lots of woven pot holders. I also embroidered a flower on old fabric for my barbies. 

Early morning sewing or late night knitting?: I'm not a morning person, so probably late night knitting and embroidery.

The world needs more: encouragement and support for people to peruse their creative passion.  

 
Theresa Wilson- Instructor, Shopkeeper First thing I remember making: When I was 4, I sewed various outfits for the gnomes and fairies living in our garden and made myself a Bikini. Early morning sewing or late night knitting: Both. My inspirations and my drive to create unfortunately don't follow a schedule... They pop up when they want. The world needs more: Kindness, appreciation of nature and people daring to be different.

Theresa Wilson- Instructor, Shopkeeper

First thing I remember making: When I was 4, I sewed various outfits for the gnomes and fairies living in our garden and made myself a Bikini.

Early morning sewing or late night knitting: Both. My inspirations and my drive to create unfortunately don't follow a schedule... They pop up when they want.

The world needs more: Kindness, appreciation of nature and people daring to be different.

Elizabeth Thomas- Buyer & Manager First thing I remember making: A quilt for my son before he was born, but then I quickly became a garment sewer and circled back around to quilting 20 years later Early morning sewing or late night knitting?:  Early morning sewing, the best light and freshest mind! The world needs more: People bold enough to follow their heart and not just a corporate career path, and parents to encourage those brave souls

Elizabeth Thomas- Buyer & Manager

First thing I remember making: A quilt for my son before he was born, but then I quickly became a garment sewer and circled back around to quilting 20 years later

Early morning sewing or late night knitting?:  Early morning sewing, the best light and freshest mind!

The world needs more: People bold enough to follow their heart and not just a corporate career path, and parents to encourage those brave souls

 
Lauren Taylor- Education Coordinator & 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- Education Coordinator & 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?

 
Hannah Thiessen- Instructor First thing I remember making:  Early morning sewing or late night knitting: The world needs more: 

Hannah Thiessen- Instructor

First thing I remember making: 

Early morning sewing or late night knitting:

The world needs more: