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Secret Craft Shops in Wilmington, NC

(The Triangle Trend) — With all the extra time we’ve been spending at home, crafting is the perfect productive past-time. Crafters everywhere are able to concoct creations pre-quarantine they could only have dreamed about. From crocheting to painting to pottery, woodburning, embroidery, jewelry, and macramé, now is the perfect time to hone in on your skills.

What better way to show the people you love that you appreciate them even if you’re not able to be physically with them? A unique hand-made gift, of course. Straying from the mainstream craft suppliers like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann’s Fabrics, this list is dedicated to smaller craft shops in the Wilmington area. Because it’s always a good time to support small businesses.

Yarns of Wilmington

3410 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403

Providing crocheters, knitters, and embroiderers with a vast selection of beautiful yarns; including multi-tone, gradient, and neon. Yarns of Wilmington also offers classes and individualized instruction. This colorful knitting and needlepoint shop comes equipped with a great staff, great stock, and airy environment.

Scrap and Design

Event Center, 311 Judges Rd #2b, Wilmington, NC 28405

A scrapbooking store for crafters and scrapbookers of all levels. Scrap and Design offers a nice selection of classes, scrapbook crops, and children’s programs all year long. A perfect space to connect with like-minded creative individuals and find inspiration for your next crafting endeavor.

The Fairy Circle

1045 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403

The Fairy Circle began as a small boutique in 2001, and has become Wilmington’s premier consignment and shopping experience for the area’s teens, twenty somethings, and young professionals. The perfect spot to find clothes to both thrift and upcycle into model-worthy outfits.

Kalaa Bazaar

Your one-stop-shop for South Asian Arts and Crafts. Unique, handmade gifts from South Asia, including direct trade clothing, jewelry, home decor and other items from women-owned home businesses.

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts

307 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

A consumer favorite, Port City Pottery offers ​​an exclusive gallery of locally-made, one-of-a-kind, 3-dimensional art.  A wide crafting selection, consisting of Baskets / Gourds, Fiber / Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Pottery, and Wood.

Craft American Hardware, Inc

Event Center, 311 Judges Rd #2b, Wilmington, NC 28405

Although not your typical craft shop, Craft Hardware is the ideal location for any and all large crafting projects. Both interior and exterior design projects for your home can be amply prepared for in just one trip. One of the best and largest selection of residential, commercial, builders, industrial, marine hardware, and supplies since 1975. They also provide services including glass cutting, door repair, and paint mixing.

New River Pottery

5744 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405

Marketed as “Your Home Decor Superstore,” New River Pottery is truly your best option for creating a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind living space. You’ll find all kinds of themed trinkets that’ll accentuate your walls and furniture nicely. If you’re looking to create an Instagram-worthy, harmonious, aesthetically pleasing home, then New River won’t disappoint in getting your creative juices flowing.

Frameworks

5744 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405

Frame Outlet and FrameWorks have been serving the Wilmington, NC area since 1982, providing customers with the perfect way to “Frame-It-Yourself.” Customized, high end framing and matting services, along with a Frame Outlet of hundreds of pre-made frames in a range of materials, colors, and finishes to suit your style and needs.

Fabric Solutions of Wilmington

7021 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28411

A textile shop that sells closeout/overstock upholstery and drapery fabric at fabulous prices. Crafters can expect to find some of the most unique prints on the market, all on a first-come first-serve basis. Aside from fabrics, this shop offers cotton piping cord, pillows, fabric protectant spray, foam, fabric cleaner, UV SunBlock, and Fire Guard. So sewers rejoice!

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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