Experience History by Using Machines of the Past
Handcrafted is a makerspace and workshop designed to experience pre-electric technologies for collaboration and learning. This immersive space will let you roll up your sleeves and use vintage tools – from a Kelsey letterpress to a treadle sewing machine, and a pedal scroll saw to a pastry cutter.
Here’s how KJZZ described us in a March 2017 inteview: KJZZ’s The Show: Crafting Like It’s 1899
Or see a video of our space made by local videographer Phillip Goldsberry, Jr.: https://youtu.be/ld31NptPfeA
Handcrafted is made up of five zones – Ink, Junk, Fiber, Food & Wood. Each of those zones has antique and vintage tools that can be used to design and create. Workshops are held each month, with specialists in these areas helping visitors learn about these techniques and tools in greater detail.
Thank you to the Employees Community Fund of Boeing, Arizona, for their grant supporting Handcrafted and Heritage Square.
Directions and Parking
Handcrafted and the Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square are part of Heritage & Science Park on the Southwest corner of 6th Street and Monroe (1 block south of Van Buren and 7th Street) in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. A public parking garage is conveniently located at 5th Street and Monroe (please bring your parking garage ticket with you to be validated for a reduced parking fee).
Bus routes 1, 3, and 7 all stop at Van Buren and 7th Street. Light rail stops at 3rd Street and Washington (west bound) and 3rd Street and Jefferson (east bound).