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« on: September 02, 2004 07:59:06 PM »

I moved to Gainesville a year ago and am seriously craft deprvied. No one seems to craft here! I am all alone in my knitting and sewing. Anyone know of anything good in this area?

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2004 04:40:11 PM »

The last weekend in November there is a good craft show at the O'Connell Center.  Also, the last weekend in September there is one at the United Methodist Church--the show is called the Possum Creek Craft Festival--or something close to that! Cheesy  Either of these places you could meet up with local crafters.

« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2004 07:59:27 AM »

There are two Jo-Ann fabrics stores over on the west side of town, should you need supplies.  But a lot of the serious crafters live in some of the nearby towns like Ocala and even Ichetucknee.

It is a great little town to live in, though, if you stay away from the dirty student bars. While you're there, do yourself a favor and 1) go tubing down the Ichetuknee River, 2) Go see Devil's Millhopper, and 3) Go watch the sun rise from the lookout on Payne's Prarie.  There's nothing quite like those anywhere else. Also, don't miss the friends of the library book sale, or the many fantastic thrift stores.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004 04:26:48 AM »

i haven't lived in gainesville in a few years (spent 21years there), but there used to be a great yarn store in a little strip center on the corner of nw 13th avenue and nw 16th avenue.  can't remember the name of it, but there is also a tennis shop and an education kids store in the same plaza.  the ladies there are great.

i second the other poster's suggestions of devil's millhopper, tubing, and payne's prairie.  i would also add going to micanopy and high springs.  high springs has a couple of great restaurants and local artist galleries/workshops. it's also on the way to ginnie springs and blue spring.  micanopy has great antique stores and wonderful food.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2005 07:22:39 AM »

I live in Gainesville, and I just discovered Crafts 'N Stuff. It's near Circuit City and Home Depot on Tower Road. This is my new favorite craft store in town. They don't have much fabric, but their selection of decorative paper and other crafty items puts Michael's and Joann's to shame.
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2005 08:02:27 AM »

I am in Gainesville, too!  I have been trying to find crocheters and have so far found one through meetup.com.  Also, I just read in the paper about a Feminist Knitting and Crochet group that meets on campus on Tuesdays.

Xiolagrl, unfortunately the yarn shop you speak of is gone.  There is one farther up 13th called yarnworks that I have not been to yet. 

« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2005 12:40:03 PM »

Maybe we could get together sometime to knit or crochet! I am trying to elearn to crochet but am having the hardest time. Yarnworks is a great store ande occassionally they have these great sales on Staurdays where you can get a skein of yarn for 75 cents!

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2005 03:44:20 PM »

That would be cool.  E-mail me sometime: lauriemk at yahoo dot com.

I just started crocheting and have only made a little headway on a scarf, but I would be happy to give you any tips!  I would like to learn to knit someday too.

« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2005 08:12:58 AM »

I would be all for getting a Stitch and Bitch group together in GAinesville if anyone is interested....
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2005 02:59:08 PM »

I would love to! I always wanted to start one at UF but lacked the time and motivation. I'm sure we can get several people to join. I love knitting and crafting of all kinds!

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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2005 10:24:26 AM »

Well, let's try and set up Stitch and Bitch in Gainesville then. Anyone else interested?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2005 06:17:46 PM »

Ok, looks like we are forming a Stitch N Bitch in Gainesville. I am so excited! So, I guess everyone who wants to join, reply to this message and include your e-mail address if it isn't on your profile. I am not that good at knitting so I am still learning. Spread the news! Let's see how many people we can get to join!


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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2005 07:34:56 PM »

I would love to do this! 
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2005 10:07:50 AM »

I would love to join as long as there is instructions for those who are beginners... E-mail me and let me know what I have to bring.. (i.e. knitting needles, yarn, etc.)  As a beginner, I don't know what is needed.  (I sound so pathetic)

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2005 10:27:12 AM »

Hey, I live in gainesville but I spend the weeks traveling around the state. I would love to get together with people to knit on the weekend. I learned to knit when I was a little girl. I have never taught anyone to knit but I would be willing to try. I have a lot of supplies.
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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2005 07:23:43 PM »

i was at the crafts & stuff in gainesville and i agree that they have great decorative paper... they have so much other fun stuff... i live in daytona and would move there just to shop there!
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2007 08:50:34 PM »

I live in g-ville, I've finished my summer travels, I'm bored out of my mind, I would kill for a group of crafty babes to hang out with here.
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2007 05:57:55 PM »

Hello All!
         I live in Gainesville and work at Jo-Ann Fabrics so here is what I learned about the crafting situation in Gainesville through the crafting grapevine. A1-Sewing off of 16th Blvd and 43rd Street offers sewing classes (group and private). Bead All About It and Beads of Avalon both offer classes but Bead All About It offers free classes for beginners (also located off of 16th Blvd and 43rd Street). Michael's off of Archer offers classes of different kinds (I have seen everything from cake decorating and painting to the occasional knitting demo as well).  There was also a Scrapbook store behind the Books-A-Million in the little plaza next to the Oaks Mall. I don't know if they are still there or not though been a while since I been out that way.  Central Florida Office Supply caters to the art students at UF and Santa Fe so you can sometimes find the art stuff there that you normally can not find at Michaels, Craft&Stuff or Jo Ann's. Yarnworks located just past 39th Ave off of 13th Street offers classes occasionally for knitting and crochet and have a good needlepoint selection. There are several groups that I hear about that get together for quilting and other stuff. It's one of those meet only once a month kinda deals. You might be able to find out more information at your public library as some groups have been known to meet there after hours for sessions. It would be nice if there was a Stich-n-Bitch group in Gainesville but if there isn't once started there is a knitting group that meets up at Yarnworks. Hope this helps some.
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2008 06:36:21 PM »

Hey im looking for someone expierenced with Crocheting in Gainesville FL that is interested in starting a small business. please e-mail me Krisvillar.28@hotmail.com. Make sure to type Crochet as the subject!  Smiley
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