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« on: May 10, 2005 12:52:49 PM »

Just curious if there are any craftistas (or craftistos!) in the Charleston area.  I'm surprised at the lack of great craft stores in such an artsy area.
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2005 01:30:45 PM »

Yeah no kidding! I'm in Charleston too and have to get most of my supplies when I go to Houston TX or Raleigh NC to visit family.

What kind of supplies are you looking for?
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2005 09:06:39 AM »

I just hate having to drive to North Charleston to AC Moore's or Michael's.  Hmmm, I think there's a Hancock Fabrics in N. Ashley.  But I'm bummed that there isn't a Joann's around here.

I'm not looking for anything in particular, per se, but I have a bunch of ideas swimming about in my head, like sublime stitching, silkscreening, etc.  I like the cool art store on King St., but I feel like I can get all that stuff cheaper online.

I do like that there's an AC Moore coupon in the paper every Wednesday ... going now to grab it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2005 10:43:07 AM »

Yeah I get a lot of stuff on-line too. Well at least the Hancocks, Michaels, and AC Moore is all right there together in the shopping centers next to each other and near Wal-Mart too for those other items.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005 10:50:21 AM »

I just need to figure out what time and what day when Ashley Phosphate is the least crowded, and go then.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005 11:00:02 AM »

Good Luck! Twoish and 730ish seems the least crazy.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2006 08:06:15 PM »

there is knit on wentworth downtown if anyone is looking for a good independent yarn shop.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2006 01:42:56 PM »

I just hate having to drive to North Charleston to AC Moore's or Michael's.  Hmmm, I think there's a Hancock Fabrics in N. Ashley.  But I'm bummed that there isn't a Joann's around here.
Seriously!  I'm not that happy with Hancock's selection, prices, help.... I, too, pick things up when I'm home.  I'm having the same problem with beading: I had a store very much like the Beaded Venus that I frequented in Ohio, and while BV has a pretty similar inventory, it's at least 1/3 more expensive.
I have had some luck with a little fabric store on Coleman Blvd, close to Patriot's Point, in a little strip mall.  It's mainly "home decorating" fabrics, but I've used quite a bit of their stuff for purses and a funky quilt I'm starting.  The best part: they have a $1 bin in the back for fabrics that they don't think they have enough to sell. It's all a buck, regardless of how much fabric there is or how much it cost initially.  Drat! I shouldn't tell you that!  Now I'll have less!  Wink  However, I couldn't tell you the name, but I can tell you it's in the same strip mall as the AAA office.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2006 12:31:12 PM »

I have had some luck with a little fabric store on Coleman Blvd, close to Patriot's Point, in a little strip mall.  It's mainly "home decorating" fabrics, but I've used quite a bit of their stuff for purses and a funky quilt I'm starting.  The best part: they have a $1 bin in the back for fabrics that they don't think they have enough to sell. It's all a buck, regardless of how much fabric there is or how much it cost initially.  Drat! I shouldn't tell you that!  Now I'll have less!  Wink  However, I couldn't tell you the name, but I can tell you it's in the same strip mall as the AAA office.

oooh, thanks for the hot tip!  I know exactly where you're talking about ...
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2006 01:44:00 PM »

I have had some luck with a little fabric store on Coleman Blvd, close to Patriot's Point, in a little strip mall.  It's mainly "home decorating" fabrics, but I've used quite a bit of their stuff for purses and a funky quilt I'm starting.  The best part: they have a $1 bin in the back for fabrics that they don't think they have enough to sell. It's all a buck, regardless of how much fabric there is or how much it cost initially.  Drat! I shouldn't tell you that!  Now I'll have less!  Wink  However, I couldn't tell you the name, but I can tell you it's in the same strip mall as the AAA office.

I went there today (Decorator Fabrics?) and all they had were pieces for $4.50/yd.  Not a good deal Sad
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2006 12:44:06 PM »

Hi!  I'm in Charleston as well, I've been living here for about a year-and-a-half now.  I haven't had any luck at all finding good craft stores, really.  I've been to the store on King St. and I know about the Hancock's and the AC Moore in North Chuck, but that's about all I've found... I say we definitelt exchange tips here if anyone happens upon anything good!  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2006 09:45:56 PM »

It depends what you need... there are a few good (but very expensive) bead shops around, like The Beaded Venus and The Country Bumpkin in Mt. Pleasant.  Actually, now that I think about it, the Country Bumpkin has more than just beads; I guess that is just the reason I go there.  Don't be put off by the name: they have some fun stuff.  Those are really the only places I know... I shop when I visit friends as well. Sad
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2006 06:29:29 AM »

hey ya'll, I'm new to the area (military wife) and even newer to craftster, but I totally love both! and, you may not believe this, but I had never been in any kind of craft store up until a few weeks ago, and let me tell ya... I stayed for hours (even though I didn't have any money  Tongue). They didn't have any in Eastern Kentucky, and my family deplored going to wal-mart. I made do with what I had... I had a set of children's encyclopedias, and one volume was a craftbook. I looked at it the other day and the poor thing is so beat up, all the pages were dog-eared and the spine was so bent you could hardly read the title. Not to mention all the stains and smudges... I remember my Mom gripeing at me because I used to cut up her sheets to try to make the costumes... I thought I could use a stapler in place of sewing! Anyway, I picked up crocheting again just a couple weeks ago, my first try since I was about 14. And I bought this really cool (and overpriced) fabric with pin-up girls on it, that I'm thinking of fancying up a couple of tote bags with. Oh, and is anyone else here in the military or married/related? I saw an ad on-base about a play, and was going to see about getting involved with scenery or something...   Grin 
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2006 08:34:32 AM »

Welcome to the area!  Where did you find the pinup girls fabric?  I've not seen anything like that!  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2006 05:04:24 PM »

EBAY! My husband and I are adddicted  Cheesy

These are the three I bought:




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you can also get this great Halloween one! but I managed to restrain myself...



And I thought this one was a little odd:



but it has potential! If I owned a cabin, that would make great curtains!! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2006 01:31:45 PM »

Cuuuuuute!  I was hoping you'd found them in Charleston, though- drat!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2006 08:33:15 AM »

I looked for them all over charleston and couldn't find them.  The maker is Alexander Henry
http://www.ahfabrics.com/

We got the hawaiian pin up girls.  I also LOVE the camouflage girls--perfect for the military, right?:

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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2006 10:49:57 AM »

hey, I'm in Charleston too! I was wondering if any of you guys had heard about the "Christmas in the South" or whatever, the art fair at the exchange park? have you been before, or participated?
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2007 10:46:53 AM »

There's a little bead store in N. Charleston between Hancock Fabrics and A.C. Moore, it's called Gail's beads. The Green Dragon also sells delica's and they're behind the mall. I wasn't overly impressed with Gail's beads, they weren't very nice and prices made me want to cringe and find a new hobby. I wish we had more craft stores around here, and now I hear that Wal-Mart might be doing away with their fabric selection, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I wish there were more places in Goose Creek, 'cause I hate having to drive into N. Charleston, it's always crazy and people suck over there.
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2007 09:36:46 PM »

Mienna, I have to say I'm sort of glad your impression of Gail's was the same as mine.... they have driven me to online shopping for the same reasons that you gave.

Have you been to the Country Bumpkin in Mt. P?  It's even farther for you, but they have a nice selection.  The people aren't *nice*, but they just kinda ignore you.... which, given the alternative, is much better.  I also think it's quite a bit cheaper than Gail's.  I love Beaded Venus, but it's WAY too expensive.

For as rich as the arts community is here, the support and supplies of it are fairly dismal, imo.
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2007 05:28:02 AM »

I haven't been to the country bumpkin but I will have to check it out, there's also a fabric store I want to go to in Mt. P.

And I agree about the lack of supply stores around here, I don't really understand it. Maybe now that the AI is here more will pop up. I can pray, right? Hehehe. I almost had a heart attack when they said some hancock fabrics were closing, it's 'bout the only fabric store (other then wal-mart, and don't get me wrong, I love wal-mart and their $1 yard section) around here.
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2007 05:15:06 PM »

*CRIES* You can't be serious?Huh I need to get out there fast then! Besides, WalMart is going to stop carrying fabrics as a corporation.  I'm going to have to begin ordering everything off the internet - how lame!
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2007 05:52:42 PM »

Our hancock fabrics isn't closing, thank god. I didn't know they were closing all fabric departments in walmart, I thought it was still on a trial basis. I went into a walmart in FL and they had closed theirs, but I missed the sales. *sigh* I got some zippers on sale, woowoo!

I hate to think that we'll have to start ordering online, but that's what it looks like. I want a joann's to open up! That would make my day! Think if I send 20 emails a day to them they would build one just to shut me up? I'd even say they could open one in Mt. P, but I'd rather it be in Goose Creek or S'ville, hehehe.
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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2007 03:50:11 PM »

Our hancock fabrics isn't closing, thank god. I didn't know they were closing all fabric departments in walmart

The Wal-Mart in West Ashley has a fabric department & last time I made it over there - I asked the sales associate about it & she said they are not getting rid of the fabric department at that particular Wal-Mart.

Also the Hancocks on both Rivers & Sam Ritt are staying open too.
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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2007 10:19:59 PM »

If y'all are up for a little drive, go down to Beaufort.  Carolina Stamper has stamping, scrapbooking, polymer clay and beading supplies.  The owner is a dear friend of mine, and I can't wait to get back to the area this summer.
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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2007 03:25:26 PM »

I had a fun realization this weekend - the little bookshop on King street that used to be Boomer's Books (I don't remember its new name, sorry) has some fantastic ephemera, although it's a bit hit and miss.  I got some very cool kitchy pamphlets & postcards from the 1950s, as well as some stamps. Can't wait to use 'em!
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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2007 12:11:03 PM »

Hello!

I am also in Charleston and was reading over this thread and thought I would throw in that People Places and Quilts has a pretty good selection of fabric (although it is a little pricey).  I love the one in Summerville but it is way too far for me to go often.  The one downtown is small, however, it is good for instant gratification and beats waiting for the mail when you order online!
 
Also, I was just at the Hancock's in W. Ashely and saw that a bead store is getting ready to open up next door.  Hopefully it will be decent!

Have a great day!
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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2008 07:35:14 AM »

Hello fellow Charlestonians!!  I have lived here all my life and there used to be tons of craft stores around here, Piece Goods, Rainbow Crafts.  I don't know what happened. 
The bead store next to Hancocks in W. Ashley is open and it has some really neat things, the prices are not that bad either, check em out if your over that way.
For anyone that knits, cross stitches, needlepoint or anything of that sort there is a neat little store on Johns Island called It's a Stitch, it's on Maybank. 
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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2008 05:51:07 AM »

Hey guys, I'm new to Craftster, but I've got some suggestions for ya'll. BTW- I live in North Charleston, so I'm familiar with stores in that area.

For jewelry:
Single beads, findings, pearls, - go to the Beaded Venus in Mt. Pleasant
Glass Strands, single beads, small amounts of seed beads, Findings, largest and best selection of gemstone strands in the Area- go to Charleston Bead Company in West Ashley
Glass strands, single beads, Large amounts of seed beads, cordage- Go to Gail's Beads in North Charleston

If you are into sterling silver, I would suggest ordering it from Fire Mountain Gem and Beads online, their prices are way cheaper than you will pay locally, and shipping is only $5. Of course, they also have a larger selection of findings and beads, but I like to support local stores when possible. There is an artisan locally to has really nice brass findings, her store, jlyndesigns is on Etsy.com- just use the shop local button to find it.

Fabric-  Other than the afore mentioned Walmart and Hancock's, there isn't a whole lot in my part of town. I'm currently trying to resize and restyle x-lg tshirts using ideas found on this website to increase my meager sewing skills, but time is limited.

Scrapbooking- AcMoore, Michaels, Wal-Mart and Target are my main suppliers, though there used to be a great little store located at the corner of Dorchester and Ashley Phosphate that is closed down now. Anybody else know of a good source? I'm tired of finding the same selection.

Knitting/ Crochet- I have bought all of my yarn from AcMoore and Michaels, but there is Knit on Wentworth St, and It's a Stitch on Maybank Hwy.

Felting- I bought my needles and acrylic felt from AC Moore. Hancock's carries wool felt as well as large width acrylic felt. I'm not sure if on of the Knitting places carries wool roving or not for more traditional felting technique.

Hopefully this was a bit helpful if anyone is looking for supplies.
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2008 12:49:25 PM »

I live in Moncks Corner, which seems to be getting closer to Charleston every year, but I noticed the other day that someone opened already/or is opening a new beads store downtown (I mean downtown moncks corner!) at the intersection of main street (Hwy6) and Carolina Ave -- but I am not a bead crafter -- I could check it out for you -- I go by it every day on the way to the Elementary school, but you'd have to tell me what to look for.

There is also a craft store a block from it called Crafts Plus, but it is not craft supplies, just finished crafts -- I used to rent a booth in the back and sell my smocked stuff when I had time!
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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2008 01:56:33 PM »

Anyone else going to the 2008 Charleston Fashion Show coming up later this month? I'm going to one night of Ready to Wear and one night of Emerging Local Designers. Laura Bennett from Project Runway is going to be there again this year - should be fun! Can't wait to go. Have no clue as to what to wear though - fretting already over that!
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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2008 03:55:46 PM »

How was this event, SeeJaneSew ?? I'm moving to this area soon and wondering if this is a fun event for next time.
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« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2008 06:34:48 PM »

Hello. Smiley
My family and I moved here a few months ago from Florida. I'm military and just finished my first school a few weeks back so now I have oodles of free time to spend on crafting again. Just wanted to see how many other people there are in the area interested in the same things.
I've tried my hand at quilting, but haven't been able to actually complete a project yet. Crochet and making children's clothing seems to be the only things I can manage to finish. Probably because I can immediately play dress up with my daughter right afterwards.

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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2009 10:56:35 AM »

There is a great scrapbook store in Mt. Pleasant on Coleman Blvd.  The owner has a great paper selection-lots of stuff you can't get at the big box stores.  As far as fabrics...main Street in Summerville maybe a 1/2 mile from Target I think It's called sew and sew.  they have some great fabrics at pretty reasonable prices. 
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« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2009 07:01:58 PM »

Isn't there a place downtown called Beads on Cannon?  I saw a job posting on Craigslist when I was job hunting, but that was months ago.

Also for scrapbookers, Scrappin' at the Pink House - used to be on North Rhett, moved to Goose Creek about two months ago.  136 Redbank Road - www.scrappinatthepi nkhouse.com - they do midnight crops, monthly Bunco nights for scrapbook prizes, theme page contests, etc.  Fun!
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« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2009 02:37:53 PM »

I went into two Summerville stores today, I went into Keep 'Em In Stitches and The Village Knittery - both were nice! You can find all the stuff cheaper online, I"m sure, but it's so nice to have a store locally. I bought some goodies! And I can see going back to them quite often.


P.S. I wanted to mention that both places (and all the people working in them) were very nice to my Mom, who has trouble walking. They went out of their way to help her and make sure she had a good time. Thanks to everyone in these stores!
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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2009 09:33:37 PM »

Hey, another Charleston area craftster here!
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2009 12:00:47 PM »

I'm finally here and reopening my sewing studio...so I'm looking a fabric. So far mostly I've bought from the Walmart and Hancocks near the mall off Ashley Phospate area. Sorry, I forgot the mall name. I am so relieved to find walmarts with fabric !!!
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