Hey Hawaii Craftsters!!! Let's make a Definitive Guide for Buying Craft stuff in Honolulu! - where is the best place to buy stuff?
there are a couple of helpful threads about where to buy fabric, crafting supplies (thx to pinkbird and others
), but I think it would be helpful to compile a list of everyone's favorite places for Honolulu, and have it in one spot.
Please reply with your favorite yarn stores, craft supply stores, salvage or secondhand places, and other ideas for getting crafting materials here in Honolulu. I will compile the names and locations, and reviews from your posts, after a while, so we can have one big list and don't have to read through a bunch of threads...which are still good to have, but one list would be good for QUICK REFERENCE!
Please be specific as you can about name, location (i.e. cross streets) and if you know other stuff, include it (like basic operating hours, selection, friendly operators, locally owned, etc) and share your experience (kind of like a mini review). If you already posted info in another thread, please repost it here so we can add it all in one spot... thx!
Here's what I compiled so far from the threads: Yarn Stores:
Isle Knit - Beretania and Bishop, 14th floor of the Century Bldg, local yarn store
Craft Supply of Honolulu (where is it? is it on King and something?)
Ben Franklin, Market City Shopping, off Kaimuki and Kapiolani blvd, national chain but locally owned/operated (?).
-I'm always frustrated about getting knitting needles here though, they never seem to have the size I need
other Ben Franklins..? Second-Hand:
Goodwill Surplus - 1533 Kalani (Nimitz area), 845-1071 (thx to pink bird)Fabric Stores:
Fabric Mart, on Kalakaua between King and Kapiolani. (comments?)