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« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2004 03:22:59 PM »

NynaeveAS- I haven't been to Waynesville (where is it?) Can you tell me about any close yarn stores that have affordable yarns? Knittique has specialty yarn that's just too fancy/expensive for me... Thanks for the tips!
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« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2004 03:58:32 PM »

Waynesville is off St.Rt. 73, east from Springboro and I-75.
Here's a little map
http://www.waynesvilleohio.com/Directions.htm
and their website
http://www.waynesvilleohio.com/
The Fabric Shack has a site here but that isn't even close to all their fabrics.
http://www.fabricshack.com/

I haven't found a discount yarn place in a while.  Has anyone gone to the Yarn & Needle?  I haven't been there but found this review (below).  I'll try to stop by tomorrow when I'm nearby.  Sew-A Lot (232 North Main St Centerville, OH 45459, 937-433-7474) has an okay variety of yarn but not great prices.  They also have cotton fabric in the same price range as Fabric Shack.

"Yarn & Needle
49 S. Main Street
Centerville, OH 45459
937-433-0109
Submitted by Lisa Loftin
This lovely shop just opened in April 2003. It is located just a few minutes from I-675 in a south suburb of Dayton. It occupies the upstairs of Fox Cottage, an antique store. Marsha, the owner, currently stocks lots of good, basic yarns, such as Galway and Sirdar. She has a nice selection of novelty yarns, such as eyelash and ribbon, and some fine baby yarns as well. One of her more unique offerings are wooden knitting needles, milled in Maine, then sent to Russia where the beads on the ends are hand-painted. Classes for beginners as well as more experienced knitters are available. A comfy sofa and some arm chairs invite browsing, and Marsha is usually available for a good chat. She will be expanding into some additional upstairs space soon."
- http://knitting.about.com/library/bloh.htm
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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2004 08:33:55 PM »

Thanks! I was planning on checking out the Yarn & Needle this week.
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« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2004 06:39:48 AM »

Wow! It's great to see so many people excited about crafting in Dayton! I'm currently living in the south but grew up in Waynesville. I can't wait to get home for the holidays and check out some of the stores everyone's been mentioning. I majored in fashion design in college and the itch to create is never satisfied. I'm new to Craftster (this is my first post) and have been inspired by all of you. I definitely need to get busy crafting! Next time you're in Waynesville check out some of the art galleries - The Fish House Art Gallery http://www.fishhouseart.com/home.htm (on Main Street near Franklin) is very open to opportunities and I showed some work there a couple of years ago. The owner does a lot of fiber arts.
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« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2004 07:33:29 PM »

Hope you guys all had a nice holiday:)  I know we've discussed thrift shops in the area (Goodwill, Salvation Army...) but have any of you had any luck with local clothing consignment places?  I love shopping at Goodwill but I'd like to find someplace that does a little weeding for you already.  I really need some fun, cheap, funky tops for winter and haven't had much luck.  I found a place called New Enuf that was decent in Waynesville but earned points mainly for size selection and "work" clothes but loses points for uniqueness.  I've found a few places in the Yellow Pages but not really what I was looking for.  Plato's Closet in Centerville came the closest but (and maybe it was just the vibe I got from the workers) they seemed to cater more to the junior/teen crowd.  There was a place in the Kansas City area that I visited frequently called Arizona Trading Company that had the coolest stuff (and they took trades, obviously).  Anything like that here?  What about a Junior League Thrift?  They're a little stuffy but they always seem to have some good quality stuff. Any suggestions?  Also, I'd love to find a good place to find beads/bead-working materials (other than Michaels). 

Thanks for the help!  (Welcome to Craftster buckeye_beck)
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« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2004 07:55:13 PM »

redpurse, there is a Bead Bayou across the street from the Dayton Mall in a corner in a shopping center...
nynaeve (sorry if i misspelled)-I checked out the yarn & needle and they were closed! at 4:30! grrr...they stay open late on Thurs. so maybe I'll have luck tomorrow!
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« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2005 12:26:58 PM »

ok, daytonians--anyone looking for a crafty-ish job? I just became the manager of a paint-your-own pottery studio and I need to hire some part time people...I'm looking for someone to work tues and thurs, either day shift (10-4) or evening (4-9) and maybe someone else to work some day shifts... PM me if your interested....or call the store at (937) 296-9621.
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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2005 09:12:37 AM »

Staralee - Where at?  I'm not looking for work but I am thinking of dragging my non-crafty girlfriends out some evening for dinner and some pottery painting.  They have no skills in the crafty world so I thought they may be able to handle that.  It's easier on times for us to meet in Dayton.  Anyway, as a manager, you should schedual a "Girls Night" thing there here you have chick flick movies and order in pizza, of course for a sitting fee or such + the pottery thing.  I've been to similar and a lot of women show up.  They love an excuss to leave their kids at home for once and actually paint without the constant call of "Mom!"
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« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2005 05:55:56 PM »

NynaeveAS- In Kettering, in the Town and Country shopping center (corner of Stroop and Far Hills (48)). And YES! you girls should definately come! we close at 9pm, so come by 7 so you have plenty of time to paint (when my friends and I paint, we take around 3-4 hours!)  I've thought about having something like that...right now, there's no studio fee for moms (or any women 18+) on Mondays, and moms get together to come sometimes...I've thought about a margarita night, with nachos and salsa and of course, margaritas! But before that, I've gotta get some more employees!
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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2005 08:47:55 PM »

Town and Country! Holy Crap! We were just there for New Years Eve!  How funny! Now I know I can get them there!  We were talking about going to Trader Joe's and Books & Co. sometime this month.  I sense a day trip coming....  Grin
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