I feel very lucky to live in the city of Toronto! It is full of wonderful crafty places, with offerings and events galore. Although for the newbie things can be a bit tricky to find, with time anyone can build their own personalized list of places to visit, and blogs to watch. Here are a few of my favorites from my local neighborhood:
Toronto Craft Alert: is a community hub and online service for craft, DIY and design related activities happening locally. They are a resource for learning about local designers, craft fairs, projects, exhibitions, material suppliers, and learning opportunities.
The Workroom: Is a sew-by-the-hour space with all the tools you need to complete that perfect sewing project. Great fabrics are available, and they have loads of workshops and classes if you need a refresher. (this past weekend, they also hosted the City and Craft Love & Rummage sale, it was great success with wonderful items on offer!)
The Paper Place: A wonderful assortment of paper from around the world. They supply your basic papers in a variety of colors, to luxurious handmade designed paper from far off places such as India, Japan and Nepal. They also offer a wide selection of workshops, and are great at offering loads of advice when creating your special project.
Mokuba: This is a ribbon lovers paradise! I like to wander into this store on my days off, just to feel the luxurious sateen ribbons! The selection is outstanding, with a wide range of textures and tones. It is a wonderful place to visit when looking for inspiration.
The Knit Cafe: From the novice knitter to those more advanced, the knit cafe is a wonderful place to sit, relax, socialize and knit! The have a great selection of yarns and tools to get you going. It’s a great place to bring a friend, and sit and talk as you knit the afternoon away.