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« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2008 11:35:19 AM »

Having amassed a delicious new stash of awesome sample fabric from the Scrap Exchange warehouse sale (huzzah!) I'm looking for some help with my sewing machine--does anyone know of a good repairman/woman who works on older (Sears Kenmore, to be specific) machines?
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« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2008 07:01:54 PM »

Archie Johnson and Sons on Lake Wheeler Road does a great job on older, non-computerized machines. Address: 2323 Lake Wheeler Rd

Good luck!

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« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2008 09:46:04 PM »

Mr. Johnson was and his son were so helpful to me a few years back.  They tuned up my antique singer sewing machine, (the kind you peddle) and were able to show me how to use it.  They even had supplies for it in stock!  They were also very friendly.
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« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2008 08:40:28 AM »

Thanks for the advice! I will have to stop by there!
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« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2008 12:13:23 PM »

Hi, I too live in Raleigh and thank you for the links
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« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2008 12:19:08 PM »

Forgot to mention, that I agree with you regarding the Goodwills and Salvation Army.  Furniture and other non-clothes items are junk.  Although, when I was doing cloth dolls, I'd love buying pure silk blouses for $4, know that I would be using the blouse not to wear, but as fabric.  I am also not very thrilled with the flea market at the State Fair Grounds.  Other flea markets, in other states, had the most wonder eccletic stuff that could not only be used for decorating, but for crafting at reasonable prices.
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« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2008 04:57:40 PM »

I don't have too much to offer to this thread, but I thought I'd give my two cents. The Goodwill in Apex across from Beaver Creek Commons was pretty good to me. I've only been there twice, but I know people who shop there much more frequently and rave about it. When I was first furnishing my apartment I got a coat rack ($5) small bookcase ($7) and twin headboard ($10) that were all solid hardwood. No nicks or scratches even, just a little dirty. I might have just gotten lucky, but it was a pretty good haul!

Ornamentea (www.ornamentea.com) in Raleigh is really nice. It's a small store where you can make jewelry (or just purchase findings, beads, etc.) and the staff are really friendly and helpful. I've only been once, but definitely plan on going back.

In Carrboro at Carr Mill Mall there's a beading store and a fabric/sewing store. I don't know much about them, but the fabric store is called Mulberry Silks (www.mulberrysilks.net). I've only been in a couple times for brief periods, but they have a great selection and just got in some cute Japanese fabrics. They also have TONS of buttons. I have to go back and learn more before making any judgments though.

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« Reply #67 on: June 11, 2008 09:02:53 AM »

Two notes:

- Unfortunately, the Electric Blender in Durham has closed down - I will sure miss that place.

- Raleigh Habitat for Humanity ReStore: http://www.habitatwake.org/restore/index.html
This is a great resource for furniture pieces, house paints, and various other odds and ends (doorknobs, fan blades, etc.) - I got a great multi-shelf furniture piece for drying paintings in my studio for $15.
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« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2009 03:31:20 PM »

In Carrboro at Carr Mill Mall there's a beading store and a fabric/sewing store. I don't know much about them, but the fabric store is called Mulberry Silks (www.mulberrysilks.net). I've only been in a couple times for brief periods, but they have a great selection and just got in some cute Japanese fabrics. They also have TONS of buttons. I have to go back and learn more before making any judgments though.

I'm a little biased (I work there) but I honestly think the Original Ornament in Carrboro is the best bead store I've ever been to, and I've been to all the area ones plus stores in five states and two countries.  check us out at: http://www.theoriginalornament.com

I'm not much of a sewer, but mulberry's has some amazing fabric.  And while you're in the mall, definitely stop by Katie's for a pretzel. Smiley
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« Reply #69 on: February 20, 2009 03:34:00 PM »

I don't have anything to contribute yet, but I just signed up for Craftster and wanted to say hi.  Smiley  I live in Holly Springs and grew up in Raleigh.

Hi.  Grin
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