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« on: August 31, 2007 02:07:29 PM »

     So guys, I'm Raquel and brand new fashion design student at The Academy of Art in San Francisco. I just moved here (A couple of blocks away from Union Square and that area) and I'm looking for some cool and/or crafty places to go to, entertain myself, in walking distance, and on a budget.

So far I've been to Britex fabric store and loved it. I wanted the go to the Craft Gym, but 45$ bucks a lesson?

So does anyone know any good places or tips and tricks for a newbie at San Francisco? Please?
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007 07:52:09 PM »

mmmm, you go to my school! Michaels on Sutter is great, but they're going out of business at the end of September. Utrech, Pearl, Blix...there's tons, but I haven't been to Britex yet. Where is it?
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007 09:31:26 PM »

Britex is on Geary, around Union Square. I've been to Ultrech. What's Pearl?
Michaels? Out of business? Sales?
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007 03:44:10 PM »

hi Raquel,  Please fill me in on Britex.  thanks.  catdaddytn
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007 01:22:26 PM »

hi Raquel,  Please fill me in on Britex.  thanks.  catdaddytn
Britex is a 4 story high fabric store. It id seriously heaven for any sewer or fabric whore (like me). It's really beautiful. Some people say that the workers there are snotty, but I haven't seen that. It's located on Geary street, but it's kind of expensive.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007 04:01:41 PM »

Pearl on market between 5th and 6th is the best place for good price art supplies, there is also flax further up market at valencia or so, it's a little bit more expensive and scrapbooky.  fabric head into the mission!

also check out this noncommercial arts & fashion discussion event ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195807.0 ) i am throwing tomorrow night to learn about the SF small arts scene.

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2007 12:58:01 PM »

dear raquel,
i live in chicago but am drooling over the thought of going to the academy of art in san francisco for fashion design. i dont mean to be creepy  Wink but could i ask you some questions about the school?
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007 07:11:26 PM »

Sure, go for it! Just so you know, I LOVE it here!
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obstacleone
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2007 04:21:50 PM »

Have you been to Mendel's or Discount Fabric on Haight?  They have some great deals.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2008 07:42:19 AM »

Fabrix has the cheapest fabric in the city.  It's a schlep (Balboa & 2nd avenue), but it's worth it.
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