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« on: November 14, 2006 07:02:21 PM »

isle knit- he 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- Honolulu

Marukai (99 cent store)Honolulu

salvation army
in kailua

Goodwill - Kaimuki, Beretania, Pearl City, Wahiawa

Craft Supply of Honolulu [/b](in Pearl City and Honolulu)

Ben Franklin
- Pearl City, and other locations

Yarn and Friends
- King St., Honolulu

flora-dec- Honolulu


Savers- Dillingham Blvd, Honolulu

Scrapper's Den- Aiea

A Place In Time- Kailua

Creations by You -Liliha St,  Honolulu- lots of ribbon, trim, beads and random stuff.

Fabric Mart- Pearl City, Honolulu (good selection of Japanese prints)

Please post if you have more!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007 07:45:46 PM »

Yarn shops:
Isle Knit
1188 Bishop St., Suite 1416 (corner of Bishop and Beretania St)
(808) 533-0853
Hours: Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri: 9:30-5:30,  Sat 10-2, closed Sun/Mon
Proprietor: Sue
Email: [email protected]
Isle Knit has a pretty good selection, especially considering the size.  You can get fancy-schmancy yarns (Anny Blatt) or relatively inexpensive basic yarns (Ella Mae, Plymouth Encore) - just tell Sue what you are looking for.  Lots of patterns and notions, too.

Ursula Fischer: Needle Arts
1717 Kalakaua Avenue, 2nd floor
(808) 949-8900
Hours: variable mornings, look for the rainbow afghan or call before heading over
Proprietor: Ursula Fischer
Lots of high-quality acrylic (like Cascade Cherub), some fancy novelties, German sock yarn, and yarns good for felting with.

Yarn and Friends
1010 South King St (S. King and Victoria, in the Medical Arts building, Ewa/West side, facing Thomas Square park)
phone (808) 593-2212
Hours: MTWFSa 10-5, RSu closed
Proprietor: Raynette Malefyt
Japanese yarns, crochet lei yarns, and some basics like Cascade 220.

UI MAU A MAU (Beautiful Forever)
Harbor Center
98-027 Hekaha Street
(behind Cutter Ford in Aiea)
mobile phone (808) 255-5821
fax (808) 239-6221
email: [email protected]
hours: T/W/Th 10-6, Sa 10-5, Su 12-4
Proprietor: Tracy Harada
This shop specializes in yarn for crochet leis - lots of novelty and ribbon.

46 Hoolai (Kailua)
(808) 262-9555

46-018 Kamehameha Hwy #209 (Kaneohe)
(808) 234-5865
I've heard great things about the shop from their regulars, but I've never been there.  Sock yarns, crochet lei yarns, and helpful, cheerful atmosphere.

85-841 D Farrington Hwy. (Waianae)
(808) 352-0971


Fiddlesticks Cross Stitch & Needlepoint
620 Coral St
Honolulu, HI
(808) 533-4565
[email protected]
Super-friendly, helpful staff, big selection of embroidery and needlepoint supplies. 

Most of these shops have been reviewed on my blog.

Japanese bookstore with craft books:
Hakubundo Inc.
1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 121 (Pan Am Building)
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Tel: (808) 947-5503
Fax: (808) 947-5602
Email: [email protected]

Hakubundo has books for sewing, crocheting, felt, knitting, and other crafts.  They also carry origami paper, kits to make origami boxes, some art supplies, and magazines. 

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008 12:03:51 AM »

i highly recommend UI MAU A MAU!  i wanted to learn to make crochet lei, so i wandered in and they took me right under their wings and showed me everything - i mentioned that i was going to teach myself how to crochet so i could make pikake buds, and they taught me how to crochet right there in the store!  there's a big table in the store and when i went, there were a bunch of women making all kinds of lei, chatting, sharing ideas - it was awesome!   
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012 01:05:25 AM »

Additional Stores:

Fabric Shops

June Fabrics
938 Austin Lane 
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 845-5400

Kaimuki Dry Goods
1144 10th Avenue # 100 
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-2141

The Calico Cat
1223 Koko Head Ave Ste 2
Honolulu, HI 96816-3241


If you're ever in need of stretchy lace, Kaimuki Dry Goods is your place! They also have a gorgeous selection of Asian and novelty fabrics. They're small, but I like their selection.
I also like to go to June Fabrics because it has a wide variety of fabrics (but I haven't been to Fabric Mart yet, so I can't compare). I have yet to visit The Calico Cat, but they've gotten some rave reviews, so I am eager to check them out.

I hope this helps!
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