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Hobby/Craft shop - Ideas requested

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:21pm
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Nikki26

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In the past I have done quilting and soap making and looking around- there do not appear to be any shops that cater for hobbies/crafts. 

Therefore I would be interest to hear from LOTS of people as to what hobbies/crafts they would like to be able to get supplies from in or around La Marina area. 

Thank you in advance for your input. 

jimtaylor

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:07am

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:07am

In twelve years here I've not come across a true craft shop - unfortunately.

There's the odd shop that does knitting/crochet/cross stitch, and others for card making (which I don't regard as a true craft, as it's mainly assembly of pre-made kits).

From a personal point of view, I find that I have to order most of my scroll saw blades from the USA, and go all the way up to Ontinyent to find a supplier of quality hardwood. My wife's even come back from the UK with Baltic birch plywood in her suitcase, and on her next trip in December will be coming back with sanding mops, re-positionable spray adhesive, diamond needle files, silver earring hooks, brass sheets, pour-on epoxy coating, etc).

I'm currently about to try cutting slices of tiger's eye, snowflake obsidian, malachite, etc, but doubt I'll succeed. Like most crafts, lapidary seems to be a dying art, with the few sources only supplying finished stones for self-assembly.

Even do it yourself seems to be largely dead or dying. I remember that in the UK, you can't even buy a DIY magazine these days.

Whilst I'd love to see a true crafts supply shop, supplying materials for a wide variety of crafts, I very much doubt if it would be financially viable. There just aren't enough people interested, and those of us who are will probably find it cheaper to order through the likes of Amazon and Ebay.

Bella48

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:13pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:13pm

Nikki26 wrote on Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:21pm:

In the past I have done quilting and soap making and looking around- there do not appear to be any shops that cater for hobbies/crafts. 

Therefore I would be interest to hear from LOTS of people as to what hobbies/crafts they would like to be able to get supplies from in or around La Marina area. ...

...

Thank you in advance for your input. 

I have found some of the Chinese shops sell some craft bits but they can be a bit ‘hit and miss’.    A few weeks ago I was looking for Mod Podge and couldn’t find it anywhere, even though I am positive I have seen it in a Chinese shop but can’t remember which one !    I gave up in the end.

If anyone knows of a good source, I too would be interested to know.

jimtaylor

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:46pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:46pm

That's a blast from the past! You can get it from Amazon ES, but postage for a small order probably makes it too expensive.

I used to use it years ago, but didn't like it for thin materials as I got some bleed through to the surface. Perhaps I was just too heavy handed.

Kimmy11

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:08pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:08pm

Hi Nikki,

Have you been to Kate's in Torrevieja?  There were ladies there quilting and sewing last time I went.  I was able to buy some lovely fabric there for dressmaking, but I had to go to the market for zips - Kate told me the investment for a variety of colours and a range of sizes made it too costly an investment.

Kate's
Avenida Catera 32
San Luis 03184
Torrevieja

If you're travelling from Quesada to Torrevieja on the CV-905,
Turn left at the San Luis roundabout into Plaza Tolosa
Then 1st right into Avenida Abanto
At T-junction at end, turn right into Avenida Castuera and Kate's is on the right

Opening times are:

Monday and Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am to 2 pm

Kind regards,

Kim

prcox63

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:43pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:43pm

Bella48 wrote on Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:13pm:

I have found some of the Chinese shops sell some craft bits but they can be a bit ‘hit and miss’.    A few weeks ago I was looking for Mod Podge and couldn’t find it anywhere, even though I am positive I have seen it in a Chinese shop but can’t remember which one !    ...

...I gave up in the end.

If anyone knows of a good source, I too would be interested to know.

Elipacrafts in quesada sells all the modge podge ranges and loads of other craft supplies from art to wools

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