Crafts & Drafts NC

Casual Crafting for Adults

Remember when you were a kid and you’d wake up wanting to create? You’d gather random materials to make what came to mind, and it didn’t have to be perfect, because that wasn’t the point. The point was just to create and have fun.

At Crafts & Drafts NC, we want to cater to both who you are as an adult now, while also bringing out the wholehearted creative child you used to be. We always have 8 to 12 self-guided craft kits that you can choose from while you sip on an adult or non alcoholic beverage from our beer/wine bar. The craft options vary in complexity and range from super templated to complete freehand, so you can experiment with your creative boundaries. Walk yourself through the instructions, and our staff will be on standby to help as needed. Otherwise, we’ll leave you to enjoy your project, your drink, and the company you came in with.

We don’t require a reservation for small groups (6 or less), so whenever you want to tap into your inner artist, come on by!

You can follow us on Instagram or Facebook for the latest updates on crafts and events.

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Contact


Hours

  • Sunday: 12-10PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4-10PM
  • Thursday: 4-10PM
  • Friday: 4-10PM
  • Saturday: 1-8PM

Our Mission and Values

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Crafts & Drafts NC seeks to make crafting a fun and stress-free experience for busy adults. We believe in trying new things and in fostering a relaxed ‘come as you are’ atmosphere for everyone to explore the artistic, imaginative side of themselves.

Our values are the pillars that make up who we are and why we do what we do. At a high level, our values are to make crafting inclusive and more sustainable, while being a supportive member of the local community.

  • Inclusivity: Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or other attribute, we want everyone that walks through our doors to feel welcome and safe at Crafts & Drafts NC. We strive to be a place where people can be unapologetically themselves, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because authenticity is the very foundation of creativity.
  • Sustainability: When you craft at Crafts & Drafts NC, you can avoid purchasing the single-use plastic items that you would normally need to invest in on a project. This is not only way better for the environment, but keeps your house clutter-free!
  • Supporting Local: We’re a local business, so obviously supporting local is a big deal for us, which is why we don’t just ask our customers to support local, we are there front and center. We collaborate with local non profits, we carry 95% independent and local brews, and we work with local makers to offer their classes and carry their craft kits for sale. It’s our way of giving back to the community we love so much.

About Us

Virginia George is the owner and creator behind Durham’s coolest (and only) DIY bar, Crafts & Drafts NC.

Virginia grew up living everywhere from Alaska to Kansas before falling in love with North Carolina. A nerd at heart, Virginia worked full time as a project manager for tech start ups and large corporations. She found herself dreaming of a place that combined her love for community, craft brews, and creating handmade items. This dream place did not exist. So she built it.

Crafts & Drafts NC opened October 5, 2019, just 5 months before the global Covid-19 pandemic swept through every aspect of life. It is only through the unending support of the community, family and friends, and a little help from Uncle Sam, that it still stands today, ready to take on the next chapter. We are eternally grateful for your support.

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