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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2005 03:00:12 PM »

Just thought I'd let you guys know about a new shop in downtown Moorhead, in case you're ever up in Fargo. It's called the Knitty Gritty Cafe. They sell yarns and have coffee and stuff so you can do your work. I've only been in there once, and I don't knit or crochet so I don't really know much about it. But if you're up here, you should check them out.
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2005 08:07:12 PM »

ooo oo oo ill be in fargo in a couple weekends for my bday. party on excellent.

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2005 12:21:39 AM »

Fargo Reflections

Arts in Fargo, better than in my small town in MN I used to call home, the place that forced me to miss the downtown fair... 8 blocks of booths... Now I will never know, maybe next year

My FM arts events schedual (which says this is an arts rich community, who really knows though i have nothing to really compare that to)

where was I?  oh yes that schedual says every tuesday is something called moorhead river arts from 4-8 downtown... i just got into town last monday, maybe I will go this comming week... not that I know what or where "downtown" moorhead really is. maybe i will call the phone number when its not 2 am

August 27-28th is the Island Park Show... 200 arts and crafts booth... that does sound fairly promising... I should attend at the very least, if i get a job i will be able to afford more crafting supplies... would be nice to make some extra cash having a booth no?  anyone interested in sharing one?  I am poor.... i have 3.87 in my checking... 20 in cash.... and no job....lol.... i am in awe of my pathetic state of existance (cannot even afford internet connection, I am picking up a rogue wireless signal from what i believe to be NDSU right now, lucky me)
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2005 08:52:05 AM »

I just moved out of Minot to attend grad school in Washington.  But, I lived there my entire life so I'm pretty familiar with what they have.  There was an interesting bead store on Broadway, located in the (I think it was called) Uptown Plaza.  It used to be a pawn shop.  There is also a fairly new glass studio downtown where local crafts are sold and there are lots of different lessons that you can take.  I know that for a while there was a new art place on 4th avenue across from Oak Park - I went in there once and the woman was very enthusiastic.  She and her husband had set up all these rooms for different craft projects, quilting, painting, etc.  You could hang your art there to sell on a consignment basis.  I heard they had a fire or something, so I don't know the status.

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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2005 05:15:28 PM »

I just checked out the knitty gritty cafe this last weekend, omg i love it. have some soup, drink a latte, buy some yarn, then plop down on a couch and knit my gritty little heart out.

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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2006 05:00:39 PM »

urban girl in grand forks (on columbia near the mall, in the stip mall with the coffee company) aside from being the only decent bead store in town is getting YARN. yup. theyre ditching the clothes and bringing in yarn. so yea, there wont be much, but i was in yesterday and they have the full specturm of addi turbo needles, which a full specturm of needles AT ALL is something noone else in grand forks has. oh yea, i spose they cater to you hippy dippy crocheters also. loons.

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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2007 06:59:44 AM »

so this thread has been dead for quite a while apparently...but thought id add to it a bit.

fargo has some awesome stuff if you can find them:
head to the Black Building on Broadway.  there is a art/craft store/gallery where you can display/sell your stuff if you volunteer to man the counter for a small amout of time each month.  also in the same building there is a really neat India themed store.  they seem to have alot of handmade goodies and i've got lots of inspiration from there.  in the basment there is an amazing bead store.  not only can you buy all your jewelry making needs, but you can also make your own jewelry there.

on main street about one block west of the big wells fargo bank there is a store call One World Imports....they have three floors or goodies....the basement is a vintage thrift store with mostly clothes and some jewelry...the main floor has miscelleneous goods...and the upstairs is basically home decor.

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2008 12:19:24 PM »

Grand Forks -
   On the East Side (Right across from Cabelas) there is Quilter's Eden.  They have a beautiful selection of fabric there!! Also, they offer tons of different classes and not just quilting!! They had a "fabric bowl" class last week for pretty affordable prices.  The best part is that the staff LOVES to help people!  They have a little studio area upstairs and people can use there machines and cutting stuff!

There is also a local lady that does pottery classes and stain glass projects.  She also runs specials for lady groups/parties too!  If anyone is intrested, i will dig around and try to find her email!

Urban Girl (downtown area) has a ton of beads/yarn/other crafty things.  They also do birthday parties for younger girls where they can come in and make some crafts and classes for all levels.  They also feature local artists (at one time they had a local artists that made purses! yeah!)

There is also a new quilting store in Bismarck, I believe its called the Quilt House.  I haven't been yet, but its rumored to be awesome and its run by the last Chief of Police!
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2008 02:11:25 PM »

I'm still in the area and it's alright.

Grand Forks:
  Urban Girl is now closed and gone
  Hancock Fabrics as well

  Yarn Renaissance is gone from S University
  Hancock Fabrics is gone
  Bead Boutique off of 13th Ave E and 9th St E in West Fargo is new, and worth checking out. Plenty of beads and charms.

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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2009 01:41:08 PM »

I love Urban Girl in Bismarck.
There's another bead shop up north of the Interstate, close to exit 159, Bead Chicks.

In the summer, every Thursday (July-August?) there is Urban Harvest--totally cool!  A bunch of vendors/crafters--a little bit of everything.

Hobby Lobby
J & R Vac has a ton of nice quilting fabrics

The Quilt Haas
Sage Junction Yarns
Real Deals--a warehouse of interior decorating stuff, like Vlana Vlee, not exactly crafty, but you can get flowers there, it's across from Dvorak Motors--really good prices, they're only open like Thurs--Sat.

This is a local gal who spins yarn:

I can't think of anything else.  If you look by region, there are several Etsy sellers.
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