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« on: May 15, 2008 11:45:01 PM »

i just want to put together a list of the shops in the area that are crafty. if you've got any reccomendations or questions about certain shops in the area, this is your place!

general crafts:

P J's Arts & Crafts -
1365 Cliffe Avenue , Courtenay

they have a well rounded supply of most things. not a lot of beading/jewellery making stuff. they offer lessons in ceramics and different painting styles

the craft cottage
151K Dogwood Street , Campbell River , BC V9W 6B9
pretty much has everything but scrapbooking supplies
great place for jewellery findings such as head and eyepins (great quality and great prices)

Yarn and needlecrafts

Uptown yards ltd
206-307 5th Street , Courtenay , 
this place rocks. its a tiny tiny store but has a great selection. its like walking into a room full of yarn candy. it offers lessons and has weekly/bi-weekly knit nights at a local coffee shop

Needle & Arts Centre -
910A Island Highway , Campbell River
nice store with a great selection. they have all sorts of needle work items, and offer a variety of lessons

Village Yarn Shoppe -
2719 Dunsmuir , Cumberland
i've never been here but have heard some nice things about it

Jewellery making/beading

Eagle Gem & Gifts Ltd -
102-2270 Cliffe Avenue , Courtenay
this small store is home to the local lapidary club. it has a great selection of rock tumblers and their supplies, raw stones, various tumbled stones, cabochons. it has a good selection of gemstone beads (a bit pricy), a small selection of glass beads, and great selection of seed beads. it also has a decent selction of findings, but for the prices they aren't the best quality (over 1/4 to 1/3 of the pack will be bent or twisted)

-unknown named store at the goats on the roof in coombs
this store is in Coombs bc, one of the many small shops to be found in the goats on the roof attraction. its only open during the summer months. Its prices are decent, but the store is tiny and crammed. They have great faux pearls.

Scrapbooking/paper crafting

Leapenhi Paper Designs -
218 5th Street , Courtenay
this place rocks. it has tons of japanese and other specialty papers, and active ACT club. They also stock gorgeous journals, tons of inks and have classes. they also have a website

Scrapbook Room The
1081 Ironwood Street, Campbell River
this may have moved, but rocks where ever it can  be found. lots of paper, lots of inks and stamps and accessorys. they have weekly crop nights and the staff are friendly, helpful and knowlegeable

She Runs With Scissors
3-582 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River
tiny awesome shop. has a lot of alterable tins and books and stuff, in addition to tons of scrapbooking supplies. they have a mailing list, a website, all sorts of events and a discount card system.  http://www.sherunswithscissors.com/

Valley Computers
2440A Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC
this store doesn't actually sell any computer equipment that i've noticed that hasn't to do with scrapping. they have a big store and an impressive inventory. staff are semi friendly, but avoid actual interaction with customers. they rent a couple different dicutting machines and acessories.

Scrapbook Central
307 14th St, Courtenay
have never been here, but will try to check it out.

Glass crafts

Glass Expressions
1743 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC
this store is wicked. they make and sell stained glass crafts, have a variety of lessions (mosiacs, lamp working, stained glass) and have the largest selection of glass working tools on the north island. they also make and sell their own marbles and glass crystals.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008 09:20:40 PM »

so the crafty cottage in campbell river appears to have closed. the store front is empty.
i'm going back that way next week so i will be double checking to see if it moved before i edit the details

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008 10:53:59 PM »

The Crafty Cottage is good and closed and they have not relocated. It's sad but true, one less place to gather supplies.

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