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« on: June 20, 2008 02:23:10 PM »

Hi all-

I'm new to Chicago area.  I live in Edgewater.  I am looking any suggestions for your favorite craft stores.  I use all kinds of materials, so I need to know about them all.  So, far all I have is what my google maps search has rendered.

Also, looking for crafting groups or craft fairs to sell my wares.

Thanks in advance to all who assist.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008 09:06:59 AM »

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As for fairs, Renegade is coming in September and applications are due July 7th.  www.renegadecraft.com
They also have a store on Division near Damen.

There's also Depart-ment. www.depart-ment.com  They'll be at Pitchfork and then after that there should be a fall and winter show.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008 02:19:35 PM »

Loopy yarns is a good store.  Its downtown near Washington and Balbo.  If you go down there, eat at South Loop Club (SLC).  Yummy! hehe
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 11:07:57 AM »

Awesome, thanks for the tips.

Hey jungrrl, thanks for the craft show info.  I don't have enough money to get into the craft fair, but I hope go visit and spend a slightly more moderate sum on other peoples' wares.

RaeRaggs, do you think Loopy Yarns has dyed roving wool there?  I don't knit or crochet (yet...) but I felt and I'm looking for a good place to get my wool.

Thanks again folks!

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008 11:10:58 AM »

Yea, Renegade is really expensive.  Undecided  But think about Depart-ment because it's no cost to sell there, they just take a small percentage of your profits.  If you don't sell anything, you don't pay anything!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 12:19:45 PM »

Yeah, they totally have roving at Loopy.  Not sure if its on their website but here's the link:   http://www.loopyyarns.com/index.html
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