Craftwell Fabrics is a community thrift fabric store based out of Austin, TX that is the offspring of Crafting Wellness. Our mission is to craft a more creative and caring world by increasing affordable access to crafting supplies, reducing environmental waste, and supporting and connecting the crafting community. All of our fabrics, supplies, and notions are sourced directly from crafters for crafters.
We are currently only an online store but hope to establish a retail storefront, workshop classroom, and community gathering space in the near future. Please let us know if you know of some affordable space or want to get involved.
All crafts are good crafts. However, our primary focus is fiber and textile crafts. We want to increase community access to affordable craft supplies while supporting learning opportunities.
Whether it's caring for items from your stash, caring for the environment, or caring for the fellow crafting community we are passionate about providing genuine kindness and respect to all.
We believe that crafting is a powerful tool for emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. Crafting builds confidence while helping reduce chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression.
The crafting community is vast, diverse, and invaluable. We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming community that values the experiences, identities, and creative expression of everyone.
Leeann Terwilliger, LCSW
Leeann's very first job was working in a fabric store. Since then she has pursued a career in creative and helping professions. She is a licensed clinical social worker, lifelong self-taught crafter, and thoughtful teacher. Prior to becoming a therapist Leeann was the co-founder of Broads and Boards, a non-profit that empowered women and non-binary individuals in woodworking. Her clinical practice Crafting Wellness specializes in trauma therapy and empowering individuals to access and nurture their creativity to cope with the challenges of life.
Craftwell Fabrics was established in 2021 in response to burnout from the pandemic and a desire for more individual and communal creative connection. Leeann is passionate about supporting and empowering others with both her clinical and crafting experience.