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« on: October 05, 2009 07:49:08 AM »

I'm from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I am coming for a week long trip to Northern California with my husband.  This will probably be our last Vacation, just the two of us, for many years!

I LOVE to craft.  I do everything from sewing and quilting to jewelry to sculpting, etc.  We're still planning out our trip itinerary and I'm in charge of finding out if there are any specific crafty events or craft shops/stores/thrift places that we should make a point of visiting.  I'd love to peruse some Japanese fabrics (Kawaii stuff). 

Does any one have suggestions?  We're flying into Eureka and heading down to San Francisco. 

-Megan!
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009 12:43:06 PM »

There is an indie craft market in the Eureka area on the 22nd of November.  Here is the link: http://www.craftymavericks.com/

I would check out Shipwreck in old town Eureka, I think it is on 3rd.

I hope you have a fun trip!
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009 06:56:48 AM »

Thank you so much for the suggestion.  That sounds right up my alley - but it's disappointing that we'll literally miss it by ONE DAY!  Ridiculous.  Maybe I can lobby for switching up the itinerary!
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009 07:49:41 PM »

There's a great post on True Up here: http://www.trueup.net/?p=1306 that gives some great info on places in San Francisco. Britex is huge, but some complain about how expensive it is. Urban Burp is pretty new and specializes in vintage fabrics.

Japantown is very fun and has lots of shops, but no specific fabric stores. There's always something interesting there though! And the 2-story bookstore sells some small fabric squares for furoshiki (wrapping with fabric). They've also got some great japanese craft & sewing books, which I find have enough diagrams and pictures that it doesn't matter I can't read japanese! The dollar/general stores there are fun too.

There's also the Jewelry Mart http://www.888brannan.com , but it's for wholesale/trade only.

Have fun visiting our lovely city!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009 10:28:57 PM »

Thank you so much for the suggestion.  That sounds right up my alley - but it's disappointing that we'll literally miss it by ONE DAY!  Ridiculous.  Maybe I can lobby for switching up the itinerary!

You should come! I am a *bit* biased because I am vending there.  But the last one we had in July was super fun!  And as an added bonus it will be my birthday!  (Can you tell I am excited?)  Whatever you end up doing I hope you have lots of fun!
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