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Title: Any Crafty People in Beijing?
Post by: SlyBetty on August 14, 2009 12:06:42 PM
I'm moving there next month with my husband's band. Any crafty people over there?


Title: Re: Any Crafty People in Beijing?
Post by: schnerby on August 14, 2009 07:16:59 PM
I visit semi-regularly, and have friends there who could point you in a crafty direction. But, I live in nowheresville (in comparison!)


Title: Re: Any Crafty People in Beijing?
Post by: blue engine on November 24, 2010 07:56:39 PM
Well, this is such an old thread, you've probably either found the craftiness you need or fled by now, but in case some one else is looking---yes, there is craftiness in Beijing. It's not like Japan or N. America, but it's there...

To connect with (English-speaking) yarn crafty people, check out Stitch-n-Bitch Beijing

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stitchnbitch_beijing/

And also the Ravelry China Knitters group, which includes yarny folks in other Chinese cities.

The "Insider's Guide to Beijing" from Immersion Guides, is a useful reference for English-speakers living in Beijing, and is for sale in many places where the expat types congregate (hotel newstands, the Bookworm in Sanlitun, The Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou). It doesn't have a separate "crafts" listing but they do list places to buy fabric and yarn, art supplies, and stationary/paper-related stuff. They also have a website which has all kinds of listings of events and shops and so on:

http://www.thebeijinger.com/

If your Chinese is fluent, you really don't need my help....





Title: Re: Any Crafty People in Beijing?
Post by: c*lientje on July 10, 2011 05:01:50 PM
I can see this is an old thread, but I'll definitely be taking a look at your link before any shopping trips I might undertake next month! Thanks! :)