COVID-19 Announcement

Beginning June 19th, we will be fulfilling phone orders for pickup, please review our instructions below prior to calling!

Forma

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

Welcome back to Forma! We missed you during the past few months!

We are happy to announce we are ready to open again for business!

Similar to other businesses, we will use a phased approach:

  • Phase 1: Phone Order with Friday Curbside Pickup (Starting June 19th)
  • Phase 2: Limited Drop-In Days with Counter Service
  • Phase 3: Expanded Days and Hours
  • Phase 4: Back to Normal(ish) Operation and Classes Resume

The timeline and conditions for these phases will be based on recommendations by health/government experts and CDC guidelines.

Phase Details

Phase 1: Phone Order with Friday Curbside Pickup

  • Pickup Begins June 19th
  • Phone orders accepted Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Orders will be available for pickup at Forma on Fridays, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
  • When you arrive, please stay in your car. Call 734-761-1102 and your order will be brought out to you.
  • You will pay for your order during pickup, preferably with a check, but cash is always accepted. Credit cards are not accepted at Forma.

Phase 2: Limited Drop-In Days with Counter Service

NOTE: To help promote safety for Charles, his helpers, and customers, there will be limited access to the store at this time. Customers who have had contact with sick individuals or may be showing signs of sickness should not visit the store.

  • Date TBD
  • Phone orders will still be accepted.
  • You are required to wear N95 or homemade masks at all times in the store. Please put on masks before entering.
  • Charles and his helpers will assist you at a counter (table) located near the door. They will help you select yarns/products for your project and answer any questions you may have.
  • Yarns/products will be brought to the counter for you to look at and select.
  • All sales transactions will occur at the counter.
  • Unfortunately, during Phase 2, there will not be access to the full yarn shop.
  • We prefer you pay by check. Forma does not accept credit cards.

Thank you for being flexible with us as we roll out these phases.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!

Charles Botero - Forma

Business Hours:

  • Pickup Begins June 19th
  • Phone orders accepted Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Orders will be available for pickup at Forma on Fridays, 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Forma

We accept cash or check

Visit us at:

111 Northfield Church Road Whitmore Lake, MI 48149-9542

Or call us at: 734-761-1102

Sorry, We Do NOT Accept Credit Cards! Cash and Check ONLY

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

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