According to the book Echos du passé, the craftshop, under the name La Guilde Acadienne, opened its door in 1963 in the home of Arthur and Josephine Arsenault.

The same year, the group joined the provincial association, The PEI Craftmen's Guild.

The following year, the group moved to the building that is now known as Club 50 (a social club for persons 40 and older) for a year.

In 1967, a permanent building was built and became Abram's Village Hancraft Co-op. During the following years, the building was expanded and the group Les doigts magiques started meeting once a week to make and handquilt the quilts and other items.

In 2017, the Co-op celebrated the 50th anniversary of the craftshop.

Today, the Handcrasft Co-op has around sixty active members who provide a nice variety of handmade products such as knitted crafts, embroidery, pottery, wood crafts, etc.