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Best Shops for Crafting In Atlanta

May 28, 2011 7:57 AM

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Are you yearning for yarn? Dying for dye? All fired up about making some pottery? Then visit one of Atlanta’s many fine craft stores where you can load up on supplies before you start working on your masterpiece.

Sam Flax

1460 Northside Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-7200
www.samflaxsouth.com

This arts and crafts haven is consistently voted Best Art Supply Store by numerous Atlanta publications. In addition to paints and brushes, you’ll also find plenty of tools and materials for scrapbooking and paper crafts, plus art supplies and craft sets for kids. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time for your visit; just browsing the huge selection of writing instruments might take half a day.

Beadazzles

290 Hilderbrand Dr., B-15
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 843-8606
www.beadazzles.net

If you love making your own jewelry, then come to Beadazzles and feast your beady little eyes on their enormous stock of beads, pearls and semiprecious stones, plus a wide variety of chains, clasps, wire and jewelry-making tools. Need a little help getting your project off the ground? Then buy one of their instruction books or sign up for one of the many classes taught by local artists.

Strings & Strands

5299 Roswell Road, Suite 114
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 252-9662
www.stringsandstrands.com

This paradise for knitters carries an unbelievable selection of yarns including cotton, wool, silk, hand-painted and novelty yarns in every color of the rainbow. Buy supplies for your own unique project or, if you need inspiration, grab one of their kits containing materials and instructions for making throws, caps or sweaters.

Nicholas Kniel, Fine Ribbons & Embellishments

290 Hilderbrand Dr., Suite B-13
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 252-8855
www.nicholaskniel.com

Those who make or decorate their own clothes, hats, costumes or home décor items should make a beeline to Nicholas Kniel. The store’s outstanding array of both new and vintage items includes buttons, flowers, feathers and more than 4,000 rolls of ribbon in every color and texture imaginable. Need to adorn a dance costume, gussy up a throw pillow or create couture clothing for a handmade doll? How about making your own Mardi Gras mask or adding some flair to lamp shades or curtains? No matter what dazzling design you have in mind, you’ll find all the tools you need here.

– Ty Treadwell
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