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5 Craft Stores In The Area Ready To Help You Start A New Project

Apr 03, 2021 08:20PM ● By Kaitlyn Malone
Making art or starting a new crafting project brings with it so much joy and delight as you make your way from the vision to the materialized finished product. But you need to have access to the right materials and resources to make your dream a reality. Although you might find what you need from a chain store like Michales, Joanns, or even Home Depot, there is always something more rewarding about going to a more independent store that provides you with the service, community, and high-quality products to support your goals and share your craft. Sometimes you need to take classes, while other times, you need to be shown the tools to explore for yourself.

Whether you want to make a pot or a painting, or a blanket, you can get what you need from one of these shops. Here are 5 craft stores in the area ready to help you start a new project!


Tip Top Pottery

Located in White River Junction, Tip Top Pottery is a pottery studio where you can work your own clay on a clay wheel, craft your own clay sculptures, and then paint them! What started as a paint-your-own-pottery studio has transformed into a community where you can take classes, have birthday parties and private events. This is a perfect craft store for creating some fun art in the studio, whether it’s with a paint-n-sip class or by painting your own ceramic art you crafted yourself! Check out more information about their shop here


Bean’s Art Store

This is a family-owned and operated arts and crafts store that has been serving its community for over 30 years! They are located in Hanover, NH, and offer custom picture framing and art supplies for professionals, students, and kids. If you are interested in finding materials to express your creativity, check them out! They have everything from finger paints to professional-grade pigments with canvases and drawing pads. They even have architecture and drafting supplies. Beans Art Store provides quality service in-store, and you can also order from them online as well! Here is their Facebook if you would like to get more information about Bean’s Art Store


Duke’s Art and Frame Shop

Duke's Art & Frame Shop has been serving the Upper Valley for over 45 years! They provide digital and painting restoration services. They use industry-standard techniques to clean, preserve, and repair your valued paintings and photographs. They offer the use of an Epson archival printer as well as professional-grade scanners to recreate your photographs and fix blemishes or cracks. Duke’s also carries a large variety of art supplies such as watercolor papers and paints, pastels, brushes, easels, and many others! Students receive a 10% discount! Dukes also provides framing services that offer high-quality materials and framing solutions. They are located in Lebanon, NH, in the Upper Valley. Be sure to stop by when you have a hankering to start a creative project. For more information, you can check out their store here

Waterwheel House Quilt Shop

If you are interested in starting a sewing project, either a quilt or making clothes or pillows for your loved ones, you can check out Waterwheel House Quilt Shop! They carry a variety of different fabrics for you to choose from. They also sell books and sewing patterns and kits, embroidery supplies, and sewing machines, among other items! They provide Long Arm Quilting Services and sewing machine repair services as well.


Quilted Threads

This fabric store provides a wide range of fabrics and tools. If you would like to learn more about quilting, you can check out one of their classes or go to one of their events. They endeavor to provide you with the most current tools and high-quality materials. They import Japanese yarn and contemporary cotton selections from Kokka. They also have a nice collection of specialty fabrics such as silks and hand-dyed and off-the-bolt woolen goods. Depending on what project you are inspired to work on, Quilted Threads can help you out from the perfect threads to the right sewing machine to purchase.    

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