If you live in Brooklyn there’s a good chance you’re artistic, or crafty, or handy, or all of the above. Thus, there’s also a good chance that you appreciate a fully-stocked craft store. Here are six places to go shopping for professional art needs, casual crafting, paper goods, sewing supplies, pottery, and pretty much anything else that’ll bring out your inner artist.
Artist & Craftsman Supply (Park Slope and Williamsburg)
Both locations of Artist & Craftsman Supply are popular with Brooklyn artists. They sell brushes, paints, canvases, fabric paint, kids supplies, and a lot more. The stores are designed to satisfy the pros (with sculpture and print making specialty supplies) as well as the everyday crafter. With such a comprehensive selection, it’s an added bonus that the supplies are affordable and the staff helpful.
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Huge selection of yarn | Norma’s Arts & Crafts via Facebook
Norma’s Arts & Crafts (Bay Ridge)
At Norma’s you’ll find a fun, curated stock of materials for most any crafting project. The family-owned shop is stocked up with knitting material, acrylic paints, quality drawing paper, craft knives, glue dots, and plenty of items for crafty kids. There’s also a cute gift selection for both kids and adults.
Brooklyn General Store | Andie via Foursquare
Brooklyn General Store (Carroll Gardens)
The Brooklyn General Store has an old-timey vibe and is known for its selection of yarn, fabric, and sewing supplies. If you don’t know how to sew or knit, they have books to show you how. The shop also hosts sewing classes for all ages.
Paper Source | Kruti via Foursquare
Paper Source (Boerum Hill)
Paper Source may be a chain, but it’s got every type of card, stationery, or fun paper product you could dream of. There are also do-it-yourself kits, stamps, tchotchkes, ribbons, and wrapping paper for sale. It’s a great place to go if you need customized stationery for a special event.
Mosaic night | Baked in Brooklyn via Facebook
Baked in Brooklyn (Williamsburg)
Want a custom coffee mug? This drop-in craft studio allows you to for paint and customize your own ceramic pottery. You pick from a selection that includes mugs, vases, and bowls, and the Baked in Brooklyn staff offers tools, stencils, and helpful decorating tips, Pieces are fired in the store before you take them home.
Painting class | Zelda’s Art World via Facebook
Zelda’s Art World (Flatlands)
Zelda’s is a one-stop shop for artists and hobbyists of all ages. They’ve got all your typical artist supplies, including a nice selection of brushes and paints. Zelda’s also offers custom framing and a variety of art classes for all ages and abilities.