Crafting in all colors—for all colors!

First Black-Owned Arts & Crafts Store in the DFW Inspires Inclusivity and Creativity all in one

DALLAS, March 8 2022 – Making crafts and breaking barriers                        

H&S Vinyl is changing the DIY arts game one crafter at a time. The Black-owned, woman-owned business operates a successful storefront in Mesquite, Texas and recently opened their second location in Terrell, Texas.

In a typically a Caucasian-dominated hobby, this expansion of H&S Vinyl, the first Black-owned store of its kind in Dallas-Fort Worth, opens the doors to a more diverse arts & craft crowd—just in time for National Craft Month.

“We are thrilled to bring some creativity to our community and become a destination for families to shop and spark new ideas,” said Susan Dixon, owner of H&S Vinyl.

Angie Cooper, vice president of the Terrell Chamber of Commerce said “We hope the community will be delighted by the creative tools, educational resources and new experiences that H&S Vinyl will bring.”

Engaging community through friendly competition

One of those new experiences H&S Vinyl will bring is a neighborhood arts competition. On April 1, H&S Vinyl along with The Shops of Terrell will host Craft Wars, a timed competitive activity designed to spark creativity.

All community members are invited to apply for a chance to compete. Ten participants will be chosen. Participants will be split into two categories: designing apparel using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and designing everyday products using Oracle/Sign vinyl.

Winners will be chosen based on who had the most creative design. The top 3 winners will get cash prizes and bragging rights for a whole year.

To apply for a spot sign up here. This is the perfect event to make colorful arts and share in inclusive community. Plus, participants can commemorate National Craft Month by creating and seeing projects of all types and enjoying diverse perspectives.