Monday, 19 March 2012

The Crafty City

I landed in New York with a mission: to get a bunch of paper decorations and things for my wedding. I scoured the city (no, really, I walked up and down Manhattan like you've no idea) and found most of what I needed. Here are a few of my top paper supply and crafting stores. Kate's Paperie: new location at 435 Broome Street (between Broadway and Crosby Streets). And the mother of all paper stores: Paper Presentation: 23 West 18th Street, New York. Tel: 212-463-7035. This place is where I got the majority of what I needed, lots of paper circles, and a proper circle cutter. I'm very excited about my cutter.
Purl: 459 Broome Street, New York. These guys have some gorgeous farics, including the Liberty range, plus wool, felt, other fabrics, books, and tools.
I picked up a lovely quilting pack of over a dozen different types of liberty fabrics, and a few quarter yards of some others that you can see in the photo. I have a plan for these for the wedding...all will be revealed after August! Purl also has a wonderful blog. To the left of the Purl stash are some lovely fat quarters picked up from a quilting shop called The City Quilter: 133 West 25th Street. These pieces were a mere USD $3 each and the fabrics are beautiful watercolour looking. Wonderful painterly soft gradients. And I got some Japanese pattern prints in blue, so i might try and make a watery geisha doll out of it.
The ribbon in the bottom right corner is from the most amazing ribbon shop: M&J Trimmings: 1008 Sixth Avenue, (Between 37th & 38th Streets). I'm thinking 'mermaid doll'...
And that's it for craftiness in the big apple.

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