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Develop your skills and meet like-minded folks at these do-it-yourself locales.

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Craft Ninjas

This monthly meet-up, devoted to crafts, community, and, of course, drinks, has included projects such as homebrewing beer, bookbinding, and cookie decorating. Bonus: You’ll leave with a list of people to call the next time you need to triage a project gone awry. craftninjas.net

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Fabric Bliss
Located in the Art District on Santa Fe, this boutique/sew studio/knit lounge is a one-stop shop for needlecrafts, with classes, open studio time, and plenty of retail items. Bonus: Plan, prep, and execute your project all in one location—no outside materials necessary. fabricblissdenver.com

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Factory Made
Big-city cool meets community-minded Boulder at this ambitious creative lab where you can find digital media and music resources, sewing and crafting tools, a showroom, and a marketplace. Bonus: Classes and meet-ups run seven days a week. factorymadeboulder.com

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Ink Lounge Creative

Run by Stu and Nicky Alden, this screen-printing studio offers monthly workshops, private lessons, and free time to upgrade T-shirts or make frame-worthy prints. Bonus: Design cred: The Aldens were selected to create posters for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. inkloungecreative.com

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Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market

This three-times-a-year Highland market is the equivalent of an Etsy street fair. More than 100 local crafters peddle their wares, while buyers and sellers exchange tips and feedback. Bonus: This is your chance to engage the artisans and ask their advice. horseshoemarket.com

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