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Missy D
« on: December 19, 2008 09:24:41 AM »

Hey Everyone!  I recently moved to the area from Chicago.  I have been a member of Craftster for awhile, but post mostly in the embroidery threads.

Anywho, I hope this isn't a silly question, but does anyone have some recommendations for nifty,thrifty, crafty stores in the Bay Area?  I'm having some difficulty finding neat-o stores in the area.  Thank you for any help you can offer!  I really appreciate!   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008 09:43:58 AM »

near SF? I like Pearl on Market and then the few craft stores on Haight! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009 07:44:09 PM »

If you're looking for nifty and thrifty in SF, I suggest spending a day just wandering through the Haight/Ashbury area.
Don't limit yourself to the intersection, either. That whole area is sweet.

If you're looking for heaven in a Fabric store, I suggest Britex in Union Square. It's on Geary, and I swear you'll fall in love. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009 10:22:03 PM »

I've never been there but I've heard a lot about SCRAP which is a thrift store but only for crafty supplies. www.scrap-sf.org

They had a booth at the last craft fair I went to. I'm about an hour north, or I would totally be in there all the time.
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mljohnston
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009 10:26:31 PM »

santacruzsugar: I love you for posting that, I totally need to check that out when I get back to SF. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009 12:28:12 AM »

If you're looking for nifty and thrifty in SF, I suggest spending a day just wandering through the Haight/Ashbury area.
Don't limit yourself to the intersection, either. That whole area is sweet.

If you're looking for heaven in a Fabric store, I suggest Britex in Union Square. It's on Geary, and I swear you'll fall in love. Cheesy

While Britex is awesome, I find it to be mostly overpriced. For fabric, I like Discount Fabrics on Haight near Masonic. Mendel's Far Out Fabric on Haight is also fun.

Also try out Flax on Market and Valencia.
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mljohnston
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009 12:22:23 PM »

Flax is great for paper, not so much for fabric.
But that's just me.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009 11:21:41 AM »

SCRAP in San Francisco is excellent !  It has everything at good prices, cloth, cans, wood wine boxes, trinkets, patterns, everything is recycled, & donated.  Funds are used for art in Public Schools.
Lots of fun & classes too.  A small free section of stuff.  The have a web site check it out.   from Glittergrandma
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009 10:19:12 PM »

Let's see, in the city there's Urban Fauna Studio (http://www.urbanfaunastudio.com/), ImagiKnit (http://www.imagiknit.com/), Elaine Magnin Needlepoint (http://www.elainemagnin.com/), just to name a few.

In Berkeley, right across the bay, is New Pieces Quilt Store (http://www.newpieces.com/index.php), and Castle in the Air (http://www.castleintheair.biz/), an AWESOME little store that offers classes in detailed papercrafts. Both are within a few blocks of each other.
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myrLegacy
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009 07:28:19 PM »

Fabrix has some good deals for fabric and there's a little bit of trim in there too.
http://www.fabrixsanfrancisco.com/
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