A PNW Family Owned Business

Sonja and Jerry Williams at Craft Warehouse

Sonja and Jerry Williams

Craft Warehouse is a family owned Business in more ways than one.

Craft Warehouse has been a Pacific Northwest family-owned business since 1980. In the late 1970’s Jerry Williams and his wife Sonja decided to take what they’d learned from the experience of running Ben Franklin Variety Stores and open an all crafts supply store.

Having originally moved to Camas, Washington in the early Seventies to take over ownership of a local burger cafe, Jerry and Sonja opened their first Craft Warehouse stores in the late 1970’s in the Oregon towns of Medford and Gresham.

The William’s three sons became a part of the business early on. To this day all three brothers manage the eight locations and you’ll frequently see them in the stores. Jerry and Sonja have since retired, but are still involved, and now a new generation, their grandchildren, are working at Craft Warehouse.

Inspiration & Fun

From the beginning Craft Warehouse was designed to be a store that provides inspiration and creativity. The Williams family learned early on that they can’t be everything to everybody. They decided to fine-tune what categories they focused on and to make those categories as complete and attractive as possible.

Craft Warehouse focuses on providing quality components and supplies that the customer can easily transform to showcase their personal style. The Williams brothers believe in offering classes and events at the stores to provide skill sharing for their community. Each brother brings his own creative style to the aisles with projects and home décor ideas.

The Team

Ask anyone at Craft Warehouse about what makes the stores unique and they’ll say the employees. Craft Warehouse team members are talented, creative people who design many of the projects highlighted and have first-hand knowledge about the products. They understand the customer’s needs and the current trends and share this information with the buyers and managers.

Many Craft Warehouse team members have been with the company for 10, 15 or over 20 years. Ask these long-time employees about their place of work and they’ll say that Craft Warehouse is like a “big family”. The Williams family agrees. They’re a family run business running a business that feels like family. It’s not always smooth sailing, but it’s an enjoyable ride and there’s always something exciting and fun to see on the shelves.

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We are so thankful every year to have the opportunity to be apart of the Creativation Craft and Hobby Show. It helps us as owners and buyers to have the experience together under one roof on a mission to find the best for our customers. Thank you all for voting for us as the @afci_global 2019 Creative Retailer Award! Cheers to another great year in 2020 🎉 #cwcreativation2020 #craftwarehouse #creativation2020 ...

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Did you get to see our favorite finds from the #cr Did you get to see our favorite finds from the #creativation2020 show?!? Go to our profile and click on the Creativation stories. We will be working hard to choose the best for you so send us ❤️ for what you love. #craftwarehouse #cwcreativation2020

Did you get to see our favorite finds from the #creativation2020 show?!? Go to our profile and click on the Creativation stories. We will be working hard to choose the best for you so send us ❤️ for what you love. #craftwarehouse #cwcreativation2020 ...

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Getting crafty for Valentines Day?!? This DIY 6 pi Getting crafty for Valentines Day?!? This DIY 6 piece block set was created using our new @simplestories_ paper collection called ‘My Valentine’. @studiodiycrafts painted the blocks with white acrylic paint then painted @Darice 3” chipboard letters with red acrylic paint and dry brushed the top with white paint. Cut paper to fit each block and embellish with crystal knobs at the top and add a little bakers twine.
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#craftwarehouse #craftwarehousevalentines #valentinescrafts #simplestories #valentinesdecor #valentinesdecorations #valentinesgift #valentinesframe #myvalentinesimplestories #blockwords

Getting crafty for Valentines Day?!? This DIY 6 piece block set was created using our new @simplestories_ paper collection called ‘My Valentine’. @studiodiycrafts painted the blocks with white acrylic paint then painted @Darice 3” chipboard letters with red acrylic paint and dry brushed the top with white paint. Cut paper to fit each block and embellish with crystal knobs at the top and add a little bakers twine.
Available at all Craft Warehouse locations. While supplies last. .
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#craftwarehouse #craftwarehousevalentines #valentinescrafts #simplestories #valentinesdecor #valentinesdecorations #valentinesgift #valentinesframe #myvalentinesimplestories #blockwords
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That’s a wrap! Here are some of our top favorite That’s a wrap! Here are some of our top favorites from #creativation2020 We are so thankful every year to have the opportunity to be apart of the Creativation Craft and Hobby Show. It helps us as owners and buyers to have the experience together under one roof on a mission to find the best for our customers. Thank you all for voting for us as the @afci_global 2019 Creative Retailer Award! Cheers to another great year in 2020 🎉 #cwcreativation2020 #craftwarehouse

That’s a wrap! Here are some of our top favorites from #creativation2020 We are so thankful every year to have the opportunity to be apart of the Creativation Craft and Hobby Show. It helps us as owners and buyers to have the experience together under one roof on a mission to find the best for our customers. Thank you all for voting for us as the @afci_global 2019 Creative Retailer Award! Cheers to another great year in 2020 🎉 #cwcreativation2020 #craftwarehouse ...

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We are excited to have Christina here with us this year at Creativation to accept 2019 Creative Retailer of the year! Keep following us on our stories for our journey at the store. #creativation2020 #cwcreativation2020 ...

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Creativation 2020! We are Here! Follow along as ou Creativation 2020! We are Here! Follow along as our team looks for new products and fun crafty stuff! Go to our Instagram stories and comment on what you are excited about. Let’s do this! #cwcreativation2020 #creativation2020

Creativation 2020! We are Here! Follow along as our team looks for new products and fun crafty stuff! Go to our Instagram stories and comment on what you are excited about. Let’s do this! #cwcreativation2020 #creativation2020 ...

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With our Wick Candle Maker by @wermemorykeepers yo With our Wick Candle Maker by @wermemorykeepers you can make custom candles so easily! Just plop some candle wax in and watch it melt. Turn the knob and it drains perfectly into your container or mold! Make someone’s Valentines special with a handmade gift! .
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#craftwarehouse #craftwarehousecreates #wickcandlemaker #wermemorykeepers #handmadevalentine #handmade #gift #handmadecandles #candlemaker #craftwarehousevalentines

With our Wick Candle Maker by @wermemorykeepers you can make custom candles so easily! Just plop some candle wax in and watch it melt. Turn the knob and it drains perfectly into your container or mold! Make someone’s Valentines special with a handmade gift! .
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#craftwarehouse #craftwarehousecreates #wickcandlemaker #wermemorykeepers #handmadevalentine #handmade #gift #handmadecandles #candlemaker #craftwarehousevalentines
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We are here! Join us on our journey of lots of fun We are here! Join us on our journey of lots of fun new crafts and fun! We will be posting in our stories or follow our hashtag 
#cwcreativation2020 
#creativation2020

We are here! Join us on our journey of lots of fun new crafts and fun! We will be posting in our stories or follow our hashtag
#cwcreativation2020
#creativation2020
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