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« on: July 22, 2004 12:16:19 PM »

so, i was thinking, we could complie a list and swap ideas:
i love getting supplies at:
marakia (sp) 99cent stores are actually really great. the one at ward, and the random one in the safe way in salt lake (i think that's where it is) they have random origami papers, chopsticks, and tons of storage bins. they also have lotsa cheap goodies you can use to reconstruct/repurpose.

i love, love, love, the salvation army in kailua!

isle knit on the 14th floor on the century center (i think that's what it's called) on bishop in chinatown is also good for bamboo knitting needles. she also sells lotsa yarn, but it can be expensive--but where else are you gonna go on this island??

if there is anyone else out there on oahu, i'd love to hear where you get your supplies and other cool stuff....

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004 02:10:05 PM »

I think you mean Marukai (for the 99 cent stores). 

I try to hit the Goodwill stores in Kaimuki at the end of the month when they run 50% off specials and whatnot.  I've gotten men's buttondown shirts for $3.00 and sweaters for unraveling for about the same.  For those not in the know, there's a small Goodwill for men's clothes, and then a larger one with women's/children's clothes and housewares half a block away.  Also fond of the big Saver's in the Kalihi/Kapalama area. 

Craft Supply of Honolulu (in Pearl City and Honolulu) has a wide selection of general crafting supplies.  They have novelty yarns and Red Heart yarn...I'd rather go to Isle Knit.  Sue is great and her prices are really quite reasonable for what she carries in stock.  I have been knitting a child's poncho with Plymouth Encore yarn I bought there - $5.50 per skein, and the poncho uses about a skein and a half.  I found a couple of other yarn stores in the phone book but haven't checked them out. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2004 07:29:44 PM »


Diz is Honey Girl.. But u can call meeh Mandi. HoOoOoOo diz site is off da hook lydat. So wat u guyz from oahu? Cause den i bee living ova dea too. I live on da Aiea kind side. So yea hook me upz on sum of ya crationz.... K denz Mandi Cool
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2004 03:54:39 PM »

Don't forget the Ben Franklins around the island.  I've found their craft card to be more than worth the price!  I think my husband and I made up the cost in the first month. 

And let me just say Yay!  Finally a Hawaii "city" guide!  I myself live in Honolulu and sew, crochet, a little embroidery and some other silly misc crafting.  I'm looking to learn how to knit and just joined the S&B yahoo group so hopefully that'll help.  I'd love to find new crafting buddies on the island.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2004 06:01:26 PM »

yeah, i'm a fan of ben franklin...i haven't gotten the craft card, tough i really should.
have you been to flora dec? i haven't, but was thinking of checking it out, is it worth it??

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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2004 09:32:53 AM »

I haven't been to Flora Dec, but am very curious about it.  It always looks closed.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2004 07:35:50 PM »

ditto on the Goodwill.  The Kaimuki one is great, and I've found a bunch of really cool kid's shirts (that I turn into running shirts) at the Beretania store.
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2005 02:20:50 PM »

If you guys need blank shirts there is a cool store on the corner of waiakamil and I think kalani street.  Anyways it's right before that shopping center with foodland and office depot.  I buy bunches of shirts there then stencil them up.
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2005 11:26:49 AM »

I finally made it to Flora-Dec and was pretty disappointed. The prices were high and the selection not great. I was looking mostly for knitting stuff, and they had no needles and very little yarn. My favorite craft stores are still Craft Supply of Honolulu and Wal-Mart.
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2005 05:27:04 PM »

i dont know if anyone is still checking this post but i wondered if anyones been to Yarn and Friends? its on king street i think across the way from thomas park. the ladies there are really nice and they have a great supply of needles and more expensive yarn. plus, the park is great to sit and knit at.
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