About the Crafty Lady Trio
Crafty Lady Trio is a favorite haunt for needlework enthusiasts. Whether you knit, crochet or stitch, you will want to visit our store and site often to see our new and creative projects. CL Trio will inspire you to learn new techniques and refine your needlework expertise.
We are committed to excellence in customer service and innovation. The comfort and creativity of the store setting along with the BEST teachers and fabulous array of yarns, fibers and accessories will truly awe and inspire you.
Any time you visit the store, you may meet one or more of CL Trio’s owners: Lynn, Patricia and Martina. The “Trio” took over in 2006 and have remodeled, re-organized and rejuvenated the store and its customers!
Lynn, a native of Michigan, learned to crochet as a little girl with her grandma. Her passion, however, began with needlepoint and grew to include knitting as an adult. This has rekindled her interest in crochet, becoming almost an obsession now! She loves the intricacy of the stitches and the fact that it’s FAST!!! Lynn will never work a pattern just as written or pictured. She likes to make each and every garment or project her own, either by choosing an unusual yarn or palette, or by adding an unexpected edging. Still, as a needlepoint enthusiast, customers seek her assistance in choosing fibers for each of their canvasses.
Planning and organizing are Lynn’s avocations. She is the perfect manager and is perpetually re-organizing, redecorating and re-arranging the shop. Yarns must be stacked by color and not crammed into bins—thanks to her eye for design and organization, there is a place for everything! It is a delight to wander throughout the store, feasting on the colors, textures and designs!
On a personal note, she is a wife and mother and is devoted to her family, cajoling, doting, encouraging and prodding, as the situation warrants! She has a fabulous planting of peonies and a houseful of dogs, her own and those that her children have brought home…..
Patricia (Patty), born in California and now a transplanted Michigander, can be heard whenever she is in the shop, laughing, teasing and, sometimes, entertaining the yarn reps! She learned to knit and crochet as a young girl and would ride her bike to a little local yarn shop near her house.
Patty became enamored with needlepoint, however, as an adult. Her stitch recommendations for canvas creations are perfection. Her students love her sense of color and texture as well as her ability to combine color and texture in unexpected yet exquisite compositions. She has developed her skills as knitter, crocheter and stitcher by practice (how we often hate that word!) as well as courses with national and international needlework teachers. She likes garments that flow and catch the eye with color.
Practically Perfect Patty is true to her “western” roots, as she loves cowboy boots—-so far she has not stitched a pair except on canvas! Patty is a wife, mother and doting E-ma (grandma), whose grandchildren are all named for former presidents. Currently, you might catch her working on an adorable crocheted baby or toddler dress!
Martina, a transplanted Michigander as well, via New York State and Missouri, is usually found at the shop evenings and Saturdays. A grandma who was a superb seamstress taught her dressmaking. Her father, a master carpenter and builder, instilled in her a love of design and construction. She learned to knit and crochet in college, first creating multiple scarves and hats for seven brothers and two sisters.
She has developed both her design and technical skills by studying with expert knit and crochet designers and teachers. Her technical skills are legend; even the other teachers will ask for interpretive guidelines with the most intricate patterns. She has an eye for color and texture in the pieces that she creates, be they crocheted or knitted. “Stash” knitting projects and “Magic Balls” of yarn are her faves as she loves using “onesies,” those individual balls of yarn that we all collect on every trek to the yarn stores we love.
Away from the shop, Martina loves the perennial jungle around her house where she lives with Jerry, two cats, crazy Murray the cocker spaniel and multiple fish, indoor and out. This year she is making unique afghans, custom ordered by her grandsons. Two down and two in progress, a camouflage afghan for one and a rainbow afghan for another. Her first granddaughter has gotten three baby afghans and she hasn’t had her first birthday yet!
For more information about our store, teachers, products or services, please visit us in person or contact us by telephone at
586-566-8008 or by email.
Crafty Lady Trio is located in the Crosswinds Plaza Shopping Center, on the Northeast corner of Hayes and Hall Road (M-59). Look for the ABC Warehouse and the Gardner White Furniture stores.
15401 Hall Road
Macomb, Michigan 48044