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Editor’s note: Shortly after publishing this story, we learned that Sew Crafty is closing up shop. We regret any crafting hopes this news may dash!

Sew Crafty, a New Haven craft studio, looks like Santa’s workshop if the elves were …

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Fibers of Being

In a sunny storefront on East Street, a number of artisans are sitting down, helping the rest of New Haven do the same. …

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Saw and Flame

Urban Wood & Steel

When Mike Copela was starting his own eatery, he noticed a lack of taste.

Not in the food, but in the furniture—specifically, the furniture restaurant suppliers were trying to sell him. …

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Chopping Wood

Reinaldo Cruz

In his Edgewood backyard, Reinaldo Cruz is busy shearing a piece of wood with a heavy knife. The forearm-sized-and-dwindling piece of red elm begins to take the shape it’s destined to become: a spoon. …

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Lots in Store

Jordan’s Furniture likes to go big. Its enormous sign, backed by a collage of actual chairs arranged like a tiled computer wallpaper, looms over new arrivals. To the right, another huge sign informs you of the presence of “It,” purportedly …

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Petalworking

Spring has come, and flowers are blooming. Yards and medians bob with daffodils, and the cherry blossom trees in Wooster Square are budding, promising petal showers any moment. …

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Place of Pride

Steve and Kate Melillo outside Americana Memories

On the Americana Memories website, there’s a phone number to reach Steve Melillo for “pennant emergencies.”

“It’s exactly what it sounds like,” Melillo says. For example…

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Semper Fi

Margaret Middleton

In recognition of Veterans Day, we’re revisiting this lightly updated story from July 4, 2014.

A huge number of military veterans return from war and find a different kind of struggle…

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Social Fabric

Julia Bogardus, Knit New Haven

Knitting: a quiet pursuit for lonely moments, if ever there were one. But in the city of New Haven, no one need stitch alone. …

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Secret Garden

A photo essay.

Editor’s Note: The exact address of this story’s subject has been withheld for privacy reasons.

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