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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2005 06:01:11 PM »

Thanks everyone for the help. I can't wait to go out to all these places. My mom probably won't be too happy with me dragging her around the city but she'll just have to bear it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2005 11:59:11 AM »

just FYI, my favourite shops in montreal are on bernard street, near st laurent. in mile end/plateau.
called elle corazon and local 23.

they have tonnes of really nead handcrafted handmade wears bags, soaps, etc... by great local and canadian designers & such. they're worth the trip up if you live a little far away. take the 55 bus up st laurent and get off at bernard.

sigh, i miss montreal. i can't believe i'm a torontonian. is that how you say it?
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2005 07:47:38 PM »

Ok, I just had to butt in and mention this because no one seems to have thought of it, but for crafty stuff you really should check out L'Oiseau Bleu, they've got all kinds of stuff in there from paint to beads to cheesy doll parts and styro-whatevers... It's abit out of the way (I believe it's on the blue metro line - go check out their web site) but it's well worth it!  Also, for thrift stores I always go to Vallue Village (Village des Valeurs) and for fabrics, it's all about St-Hubert street (think wide, long strip of street dedicated only to fabric stores where the owners are always yelling at everyone but the fabrics are dirt-cheap!) And then there's Beadz on St-Denis and The Bead Emporium on Victoria (Vendome metro) for (duh) beads and jewelry-making stuff.  And Dollaramas!!!  They carry tons of craft stuff now, and it's all for a buck!  Woo-hoo!! Hmmm... I think that's it for now...  Oh and for the French thing, I was born and raised French but became fully bilingual in high school, I don't mind at all when people speak only in English, but, being a Frenchie, it always feels nice when they make the effort... even better if the person is clearly struggling!
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2005 03:55:29 PM »

Hello! I've been living in Montreal for...all my life now, I speak French and I'm still struggling with my english  Wink
The french people of Montreal don't really mind english people. The annoying thing is more for example....if you're in a restaurant in the french part of Montreal and the waiter can clearly see that you speak french but doesn't do and effort and take your order in english.

I know all of the craft stores that were already mentionned before (l'oiseau bleu, omer deserres, fabricville, etc) but I don't think Bouclair was mentionned. It's a store that sells fabric, buttons, iron-on transfert and things like that. You can find these stores in Anjou on st-zotique street, in the march central, in st-leonard and....that's it I think.
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2006 10:52:41 PM »

Hey, I haven't seen much about the whole Plaza St. Hubert area for sewing. If you have some time, go down to Mtro Beaubien, you should be one block away from the HUGE outdoor shopping plaza that goes on for miles. It's not exactly clear from the Mtro exit, just ask anyone to point you in the right direction.

The actual shopping area is whatever, mostly discount stores but a few local-designer gems hidden in there, good place to get cheap cheap clothes that you can easily jazz up yourself. But once you're past that area (i.e. you leave the covered area, about a 15 minute walk to your left when you get onto St. Hubert) you will enter the fabric/sewing district. Blocks upon blocks of small, medium fabric stores and accessories. You'll know what to do from there.

Bonne chance!
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2006 12:22:24 PM »

Ok, I just had to butt in and mention this because no one seems to have thought of it, but for crafty stuff you really should check out L'Oiseau Bleu, they've got all kinds of stuff in there from paint to beads to cheesy doll parts and styro-whatevers... It's abit out of the way (I believe it's on the blue metro line - go check out their web site) but it's well worth it! 

Oh that is my favourite place!!!!!!!!!!! Dangerous though ... I keep seeing other types of craft products that I would like to try. http://www.loiseaubleu.com/
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2006 05:39:02 AM »

Oh, I miss Montreal!! I can't even bear to read the whole thread, because it makes me want to hop on a plane to Dorval (Trudeau!), but I will come back here and print this out for the next time I am lucky enough to go there.

Thanks for bringing back my warm and fuzzy memories!
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2006 02:30:37 PM »

One of the places I go to for fabric is Le Chateau Warehouse at Namur Metro station, just down the street from the Village de Valeur on Jean-Talon. The fabrics are similar to the ones they use on their own clothing and sometimes you can find some pretty nice stuff. It's hidden away in the mens side of the store on the back wall. Just a note, you buy it by the cardboard spool and not by the meter, so if you are only looking for a little bit this might not be the best place for it. 

Also, I think someone mentioned this in another thread, Debouk is a great fabric store on St-Hubert. The store they have in Laval is closing and is liquidating there stuff, I haven't been yet but hopefully I will go this week. Here is the link:

http://courrierlaval.com/pages/annonce_gros.php?noAnnonce=72696

If anyone is interested in going fabric/supply shopping together let me know, I'm always looking for a craft buddy.

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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2006 02:54:40 PM »

Any awesome yarn stores in Montreal that anyone can tell me about?  I'm going there mid May, and I can't wait!
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2006 06:07:00 PM »

So my latest discoveries in Montreal are Ted's Hobby Shop in Pointe-Claire and the Dollorama at the Faubourg. Ted's has a ton of stuff for all our crafting needs..paint, paper, stickers, kits, shrinky dink paper, etc. The dollarama has awesome handmade type paper, tons of scrapbooking stuff, they even have packs of photo paper for a dollar. I love the place Smiley Enjoy!
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