Announcement

The store is CLOSED until further notice, please read below for more information.

Forma

We specialize in yarn and equipment for hand-weaving, knitting, spinning and dyeing.

March 25, 2021

Important announcement:

It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of my father, Charles Botero, owner of Forma, on March 17, 2021.

Charles was well known, and highly respected expert and resource in the weaving/fiber community for over 50 years.

We look forward to the possibility of holding a memorial this summer, when things are safer for those participating.

I know you have many questions about the future of Forma. At this point the shop will remain closed as we determine the best path forward.

Thank you for your support of Charles and the Forma business over the years, and your patience as we determine next steps.

With a heavy heart,

Guy Botero

Students participating in one of our on-site weaving classes.
Colors and more colors to choose from!
Colors and more colors to choose from!
Students participating in one of our on-site weaving classes.
Detail of student work.
Wide selection of wool!

Classes

We regularly host onsite weaving classes taught by the wonderful and talented Sondra Hoffman. Space is limited, so please call us for more information!

Class Schedule 2019

  • Classes starting in September -
All classes are 8 weeks long and limited to 10 students at a time. Classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings from 7-9:30. The cost for each class is $175.

Equipment

FORMA is proud to be a licensed dealer of LeClerc and Schact Looms & Accessories.

We have in stock:

  • Inklette Looms
  • Schact 8-harness Baby Wolf Looms
  • LeClerc and Schact Looms
  • Boat Shuttles
  • Ski Shuttles
  • Flat Shuttles
  • Bobbins
  • Pick up Sticks
  • Ball Winders
  • Warping Boards
  • Warping Mills/Reels
  • Spolmaskin - Swedish Bobbin Winders & Umbrella Swifts

Yarn

We are stocked with a wide variety of yarn in a FULL RANGE OF COLORS for both weavers and knitters

Now importing Brassard Fibers
  • 8/2 Cotton Many colors
  • 8/2 Cottolin Many colors
  • 8/2 Tencel Many colors
New Item: Merino Wool!
  • Hand space dyed skeins by Tracey Schuh
  • 1100 Yards per approx 8 ounce skein 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Brown Sheep Wool & Mohair
  • Full Line of Colors!
  • Lamb's Pride
  • Burly Spun
UKI Mercerized Cotton
  • FULL LINE OF COLORS IN ALL WEIGHTS
  • 3/2 5/2 10/2 20/2
Super-10 Mercerized Cotton
  • FULL LINE OF COLORS
Cotton
  • 8/2 Maurice Brassard cotton
  • 20/6 Tencel in hand space-dyed skeins and natural cones
  • Carded Cotton 4/2 5/2 6/2 8/2 10/2
  • Cotton Flake- Assorted weights
  • 20/6 Bamboo-Cotton Natural Cones
Bamboo
  • New Shipments!
Rayon
  • Full line of Colors in Multiple Weights, 6/2 8/2 10/2
  • Rayon Boucle "Rick Rack" solid color cones and hand space-dyed skeins
  • 8/2 Ring spun rayon in a multitude of colors
  • 20/6 Bamboo-Rayon Natural Cones
Rayon Chenile
  • Solid Colors & Space Dyed
  • Special Prices on Space Dyed Rayon Chenile By the Cone!
Blends
  • Cravenella Type- Wool & Rayon or Wool & Nylon
  • 3-ply Wool & Silk
  • Rayon/Cotton/Flax
  • Rayon/Cotton/Linen
  • Cotton/Linen
Mohair Loop
  • Loop Yarn- Multiple Weights & Colors
  • 72% Mohair/13% Wool/13% Nylon

Visit Us!

We'll admit it, we are sort of out of the way...

But we're really not that hard to find!

  • Get off US-23 North or South at exit 49
  • Take Whitmore Lake Rd south to Joy Road
  • Follow Joy back over US-23 and then turn immediately left onto East Northfield Church Road.
  • Take Northfield Church until it makes a sharp right turn. At the bend of this turn is our driveway, marked out by an old stone gate.

IMPORTANT!

Joy Rd is unpaved; so it is always best to come by way of Whitmore Lake Road.

Keep in touch!

Forma

We accept cash or check

Write to us at:

111 Northfield Church Road Whitmore Lake, MI 48149-9542

Or call us at: 734-761-1102

Spread the word:

Longtime Customer and Fan of FORMA?
Share your Love by writing us a review on...
Yahoo! or Google