Gallery: Crafty NYC
Coming to New York City this fall? 'Tis the perfect time to get your craft on. I've picked out my favorite places to buy fabric, yarn, and notions in my home borough of Manhattan.
Some general tips:
- in New York, as in London, you pay extra for a fancy shop interior. Don't turn your nose up at a shop because it's not extra-smart.
- map your trip in advance! Some fabric shops in the Garment District, for example, are on the 3rd or 4th floor of their buildings - you won't spot them during a wander.
- New York is safer than ever; don't worry about visiting Harlem! In fact, stick around at a local eatery like Red Rooster or, in Spanish Harlem, El Paso Taqueria or Patsy's - who doesn't need a snack after a long day of shopping?
For more pointers on NYC craft shopping, click the image to see the gallery!