I have lived in Montreal all my life, but it never ceases to amaze me how dispersed the Montreal crafting scene is – I continue to discover that more and more friends of mine are crafters, and yet, we’re not meeting, we’re not forming community, and we’re not supporting our own. The ease of purchasing craft supplies online has made crafting – once a pass time one did with others – something we now do at home, alone, in front of the TV.
So! I am starting my plan of creating a useful, engaged, hub of Montreal crafters. Here is my non-exhaustive and (hopefully) ever-expanding list of Montreal craft retailers
Ariadne’s Knits (http://www.ariadneknits.com/) – knitting, crochet [Sud-Ouest]
Bonnidee (www.bonnidee.com) – scrapbooking [Pointe-Claire]
Brickpoint Needlework (http://www.brickpointneedlework.com/) – needlepoint, knitting [Westmount]
Jeannette’s (http://www.jeannettes.com/contact.html) – needlepoint, embroidery [Snowdon]
Boutique Jennimar & Sheila (http://www.jennimar.com/) – needlepoint, emroidery, crochet, knitting [Dorion]
L’Oiseau Bleu (http://www.loiseaubleu.com/iiix/home/) – general craft [Laval, Montreal, St-Hubert]
Mouline Yarns (http://www.moulineyarns.com/) – knitting, crochet [Sud-Ouest]
Omer de Serres (http://www.deserres.ca/) – general craft chain [various locations QC, ON]
Scrapbook Star (www.scrapbookstar.ca) – scrapbooking [NDG]
Sial (http://www.sial-canada.com/en/) – pottery, moulding, ceramics, copper [Laval]
If you know of a craft retailer that I’ve missed, please email greenstockings[at]gmail[dot]com and let me know!