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« on: December 09, 2003 12:58:42 PM »

duluth has many excellent crafty places, mostly the thrift stores - the huge goodwill on garfield is the one i go to the most but i also recently went to st. vinnie's on 4th street for the first time and found rolls of vintage wallpaper for 50 cents each. it is this year's wrapping paper and would be great for other projects.
any other duluthians out there?  where do you go for craft supplies?
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2004 07:30:46 AM »

Hi, I'm in Duluth too!  I love the Garfield Goodwill and don't get to it often enough.  

Just wanted to say hello.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2004 02:14:23 PM »

awesome - how exciting!  anywhere else you like to go for supplies?  have you ever been to yarn harbor?  i went there a few years ago, and i want to go back but the people there were really intimidating. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2004 06:13:32 PM »

Hey again, I hadn't checked this for awhile!

I do the thrift store thing too, also just a good rummage sale once in awhile can turn up some fun stuff. 

I have been to Yarn Harbor and sort of felt the same way you did.  I bought some really nice yarn and didn't do it justice as I can barely knit.  I crocheted a hood, which wasn't too bad, but not up to the standards of what I would have liked to do, you know?  I guess since I spent soooo much for it I thought it should have been great.

One more place I like for some supplies is the Stamping Post, though I'm not into "traditional" rubberstamping at all!

And, Michaels, though sometimes I have a difficult time finding things there --  sometimes it's hard to find someone to ask for assistance.

I do plenty of mail-order and eBay buying.  Lately though I don't have much time to do any sort of crafting...working full time!  c'est la vie.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2005 03:27:13 PM »

i like to go to Fabric Works in Superior--they have way cooler stuff than Yarn Harbor and none of the attitude. plus most of their classes are free or very low cost.

i am a little tired of the thrift stores, i think i go to them too often, but the fig tree in iron river and the abc shop in washburn wisconsin are both stellar in terms of quantitiy and price.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2005 07:48:32 AM »

I've never heard of St Vinnies, I might have to check it out.  Another place to go to [possibly] is the toy shop in Dewitt-Seitz [the name escapes me], I've seen some stamping things there. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2005 08:05:31 AM »

Great to see this topic.  Am a couple hours away, here in Bemidji.  Always interested in a road trip to hunt out great finds.  Have been to Kelly J's for sewing supplies, but not very familiar with Duluth and surrounding area.  Will look up addresses and map out a trip.  Any other places a fabric crafter (mostly clothing & hats; enjoy recons; and get finds in antique stores as well) ought to put on her map?  Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2005 01:05:28 AM »

I'm all about Hancock fabrics up at Burning Tree Plaza.  They have some really good sales, like when the entire store is 10 to 20 % off... that's when I bought my dress form.  They also have a good selection of yarns and stamps, even diy furniture kits. Pretty sweet.
When I'm there, I always have to stop by Plato's closet, where there is the occasional crafty reconstruction waiting to be found.  (I'm primarily an apparel crafter.)
Michael's craft is o.k., if slightly overpriced and underwhelming for my taste.  I'm still glad to know it's there, and stop in on occasion.
I've developed a thrift store phobia... I'll tell it to you sometime if you're interested.
F.Y.I.  There's a new sewing/ crafting store open up the hill, it's got Viking in the name... Viking crafts, maybe?  A lady at Hancock recommended for an item they didn't carry.  You gotta support the little guy when there's the option, right? (I haven't actually been in there yet, it was closed at the time.
Great thread... Go Twin Ports crafters!!!  We will find our wares and craft them into dresses and sock monkeys, and anything else we feel like!!!  Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2005 02:20:02 PM »

Hi!  I find a lot of stuff at Hancock too.  I go to Michael's when I'm looking for a craft kit or stickers or something.  I feel the same way about Yarn Harbor.  I went there a couple of years ago to try and find a beginning knitting kit for my sister, and while they outwardly acted nice, I got the vibe that pulling them away from their knitting to help out a n00b with questions was a little below them or something.  I also find a lot of stuff online. 
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