Saturday I was able to spend the morning with a good friend of mine, and our typical "dates" consists of shopping (usually at A.C.Moore) and Mexican for lunch. While shopping I noticed that....
FALL ITEMS ARE OUT!
This is something that I am still struggling with as a business woman, planning seasons ahead...it's hard to crochet scarfs, hats, and mittens while lounging by the pool. hahaha.
Now I have to tell you I love my local craft supply stores where I can not only look at, but touch and feel and compare yarns and beads and paints. But what bothers me is all the imported items. Seriously? Are there no companies in America making crafting supplies and home décor?
Of course there is....starting with The Craft Star.
But as an artist, I need supplies, so I relied on Google search and here is what I found.
(These are listed as they came up in my search, not by my preference.)
This is not a retail site, but a listing of companies that we can support with our business. They cover everything, not just supplies.
Joann Fabrics (boy do I wish there was one in my area) offers fabric that is made entire in America. You can chose from 26 styles all in 100% cotton.
Here are some other websites that are actually listing sites (and I plan to list my shop on many of these).Reemploy America
So, where do you get your supplies?