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« on: September 30, 2004 09:35:07 AM »

Hello! Just checking to see if there are any other crafty gals in Huskerland (aka Lincoln) besides me?  Wink

Some of my favorite craft/fabric stores in town:

Rickrack Fabric Shop: 1501 Pine Lake Rd.
They have the cutest 1930's repro fabrics for quilting, plus lots of other great stuff like Amy Butler & Indygo Junction purse patterns, teddy-bear supplies, and lots of fun fabric and books. Classes are offered at the store for learning how to make purses, teddy bears, and quilts.

Cosmic Cow: 6136 Havelock Ave.
This is a great, funky, free-spirited shop. The owner Roxanne has lots of bold, graphic, bright fabrics and a huge selection of whimsical gifts. She also carries a lot of things that I don't see anywhere else, like squares of vintage kimono fabric. Very cool! Also, quilting classes are offered and taught upstairs from the shop.

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2004 12:27:12 PM »

Finally Someone from Nebraska (let alone Lincoln) posting something here. I figured that if no one was going to. I would, Although the places I know of are the usual Hobby Lobby (48th & Normal), Michael's & Hobbytown USA (Both around Southpointe Pavillions). And also of Thift Stores, Salvation Army at near Hy-Vee, & A Goodwill at Coddington & West A (walking distance for me, like 4 blocks).
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2004 06:16:33 PM »

im in omaha half the time.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2004 09:51:28 PM »

I'm in Lincoln, too.  I didn't even know Leah had added a Nebraska section.  There wasn't one for the longest time! 

ForevrBee, YOU must be the little sneek who keeps taking the yarn from the Goodwill at Coddington before I even see it.  I KNOW it isn't that they just never get any!!  Wink  I snuck in under your radar the other day, though, and snatched up a grab bag of threads on wooden spools and rick-rack packages.  It also had 9 unused spools of Coats and Clark 100% silk twist.  Score. 

I like the Goodwills in town for craft supplies, but I've gotten my best scores from Family Thrift Center on 17th and O.  Last time I was in there I spent $1 and got a grab bag with three unused skeins of a vintage 1/3 cotton, 1/3 linen boucle yarn.  It's luscious!  And the trip before that was $2 and I ended up with two full skeins of Lion Brand Chenille T&Q and two skeins of Classic Elite Waterspun, plus a bunch of beads, a felt bear kit, some mardi-gras masks my daughter had hours of fun with until she figured out she could pull the feathers off...  Their grab bags are indiscriminately cool!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005 08:21:49 AM »

Hey crafty Lincolnites!  This past weekend I was visiting my mother in Lincoln and I'm not sure if anyone on here does the men's tie skirts, but the DAV had 2 large bags of just random men's ties for something like $2.98.

I also basked in all the bags of yarn and posted my score over in the crochet discussion section, and got myself a rocking tattoo at Iron Brush downtown of Japanese cherry blossoms.  It's amazing to me how the things I miss the most and keep me coming back to Lincoln are Yia Yia's pizza, the comfort of knowing everyone in O'Rourkes, and big bags of yarn at the thrift stores. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2005 07:03:11 PM »

I'm in Milford, pretty close to Lincoln.  There's a great thrift store in Seward called "Etc."  They have a small sewing/craft section but they usually have really good stuff!
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005 10:47:35 AM »

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hey lincoln, come and knit at the women's center on the unl campus every tuesday at 7pm!
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2006 09:25:00 AM »

yes!  I'm not a lonely loser any more!  well... i'm not technically in Lincoln, but i'm close enough- out in the boonies.
it sucks that there have been so many thrift sotre/DAV closings lately.  what kind of sicko would steal from a THRIFT STORE?!  woo, they're saving two dollars by shoplifting a pair of jeans.  I'm so proud of them.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2006 09:29:25 AM »

Yeah.  Although, I think I remember the DAV closings were due to someone in management there actually sealing money, but I'm not sure.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2006 03:38:48 PM »

The last time I was in Lincoln was when the drama was going on with the DAV.  I was really disappointed.  Unfortunately, I can't remember the details of what happened.  Mainly because I was drinking at the time and talking to the bartender at Duffy's about it.
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2006 01:36:07 PM »

Whee! First time I check this part. I am from Lincoln too!

My LYS is Threads Too (near Wesleyan and the Walgreens on 48th and Huntington). They carry beautiful yarns not found in Jo-Ann's, Michael's etc. Knitting and other classes are offered there.

I have heard of the knitters who get together every Tuesday at the women's center and the Student Union, but do they still gather while school is not in session?
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2006 03:52:58 PM »

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am DEFINATLEY going to be in Lincoln in TWO WEEKS!! For the International Thespian Conference!!!
YES!
I am so excited!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2006 04:09:46 PM »

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am DEFINATLEY going to be in Lincoln in TWO WEEKS!! For the International Thespian Conference!!!
YES!
I am so excited!!
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2006 04:11:24 PM »

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am DEFINATLEY going to be in Lincoln in TWO WEEKS!! For the International Thespian Conference!!!
YES!
I am so excited!!
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HEY SO AM I

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2006 09:00:47 PM »

I'm in Omaha, but get up to Lincoln every once in a while -- thanks for the heads up about Rickrack, too.

I'm looking ALL OVER for someplace that carries the Denyse Schmidt line of quilting fabrics, and haven't found ANYWHERE around here that carries them in the store.  (I'm a fondler.  I need to touch them before buying them, so ordering online hasn't had the appeal that, oh, say, a good IMPULSE BUY would have. :>)

I have another thread on this board, too, but if you're in Lincoln and happen to see this on or around the second Saturday of the month -- we've got a Church of Craft group going in Omaha, and I'd be happy to point you in the direction of other crafty resources in this neck o' the woods if you come down. Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2006 07:55:59 AM »

My LYS, Threads Too, has closed. There is still a Threads store in town. But there is a difference between being able to drop by on my way from the drugstore and having to take two buses (most likely, with a rather hyperactive five-year-old) to get to my LYS.

Bummer. Now I feel guilty for all those times I ordered yarn online.
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2006 11:42:54 AM »

Oh no!  Threads Too closed?  Bummer!  I really like the space at Studioville.  And I love Gladys.  She rocks.  Of course, Threads in Sutter Place is much closer for me, and I usually do not shop at Threads Too, but it was such a lovely store.  That really leaves the North Side empty, though.  I mean, down south we've got Threads, plus Michael's and Hobby Lobby.  Joanns and Hancock in the mall can barely be called "north" and anyway they aren't great for yarn.  I think the problem is that the lovely area around Studioville tries so hard to be artsy and cool, and it IS, but it just can't build the rep, so some really great stores have been in and back out of there because they just can't get the traffic.  I think maybe someone should consider Havelock for a north side LYS.  It's got the right vibe, and would probably be a nice, viable location.
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2007 02:27:01 PM »


I used to live in Lincoln for a number of years, but have moved to the Sandhills. Now I'm closer to Denver :-) but I definately miss Lincoln - especially the music stores (Homers downtown is closing though - sniff - sniff), fish bowls, the absence of country music playing on juke boxes, billions of garage sales and the amazing thrift stores.

My favorite was St. Theresa's on 36th and Randolph. I found soooo many amazing things there - for example a handmade quilted skirt which is probably to this day one of the better thrift store finds I've made, not to mention the wonderful prices and quirky atmosphere. If you haven't been there - definately check it out! They are open on Fridays until around 7:00 and Saturdays until around 3:00. It's a magical place.
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