Founded in 2003 in East Lansing, Woven Art started as a space featuring hand-dyed yarn, a weaving studio, and a contemporary Fiber Art Gallery. In 2013, Meg Larned Croft purchased the shop and expanded its offerings as Woven Art Yarn Shop. In 2019 the shop nearly doubled in size, and also began to incubate our "sister" shop, Seams Fabric, owned by Jessy Gregg in the storefront next door.
MEG LARNED CROFT, OWNER
Meg started her wool journey at the age of 9 when she learned how to knit. Over the years she has picked up crochet, spinning, felting, and weaving. Her passion is to collaborate with knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers to help them grow and embrace new skills. Her likes: wool, stranded colorwork, linen, riding her bike, rare sheep breeds, history of knitting, natural dyeing, wool festivals, snow shoeing, walking through the woods and curious people. Meg has a background in Art History, and has lived in Western and Eastern Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York City, and New Mexico.
Jenn is a kind and gentle teacher, and wants to help you on your fiber adventure. She enjoys knitting and designing for her children, and loves to bellydance!
Sarah learned to knit way back when. Her Barbies' closets contained quite a few hand knits, one sister went off to college with a pair of argyle socks, and there were at least two boyfriend sweaters (the curse lives on!). These days, Sarah surrounds herself with knitters (as a teacher, both locally and nationally), patterns (as a tech editor for knitting books and magazines), projects (current WIP count is…out of control), and yarn (as Shop Girl at Woven Art!).
Mx. Kyrsten has been sewing since she was a small child, became interested in fashion design in high school, and completed a BFA with a focus on fashion and accessory design. In Chicago, Kyrsten maintained studio practices centering on accessories and footwear in leather, and taught footwear design and construction at the School Of the Art Institute Of Chicago. Despite “retiring” from studio practice and teaching - she is an obsessive maker of things, loves to share techniques and explore new ones, and enable you (yeah you!) to make things too!
Lexy Carl is a chaos-crafter. Mainly a knitter and spinner, she picks up a new craft whenever she gets bored. The past few years have included a few kinds of weaving, bobbin lace, cross stitch, and nalbinding. She normally has an experiment happening, such as the year where she knit the ugliest things that she could. In her other life she is an IT project manager that loves dogs and houseplants.
Shop mascot Zeby can be found at the front door most days. He isn't so great at picking out colors, but he will be your moral support if you need to rip out a misbehaving project. He is also good at entertaining children as well as lost and wayward non-knitters. Zeby loves playing fetch, the UPS guy, and naps.
Ann About Town: Woven Art. East Lansing Info. May 22, 2018
Amidst Retail Crisis, a Group of College Town Store are Innovating. Michigan Business Network. November 19, 2020.
A Little Fiber Art Therapy in Pandemic Land. East Lansing Info. November 23, 2020.
Slow, hand-made fashions weave small textile district in East Lansing. Spartan News Room. October 15, 2021.