10 Best Craft Stores in North Carolina

Who doesn’t love to get crafty? Whether your talent is making jewelry, decoupage, scrapbooking, card making or any of dozens of additional crafts, you gain inspiration and buy supplies at your local craft store. Next time you need to stock up on some supplies, check out the 10 best craft stores in North Carolina! 

Jerry’s Artarama, Raleigh, NC

At Jerry’s Artarama, crafters and artists can stock up on all the supplies they need. Crafting and/or art displays take place every weekend, and expert framing is done in house. On Mondays there’s free coffee and there are events with wine served on Fridays. Monday and Friday alone make it worth taking up crafting or art!

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Charlotte, NC

Crafters and artists rave about the low prices, quality of supplies, and vast array of items they find at Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. Stock up on everything from artist’s brushes to crackle effect sprays. Inquire about their workshops, which are held frequently all year long. 

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HappyMess Art Studio, Durham, NC

In addition to hosting painting and crafting classes, HappyMess Art Studio also stocks an impressive list of art and craft supplies. They are happy to order those items you can’t find in-store as well. Simply let them know what you’re looking for and they’ll do their best to get it in stock for you.

Beads, Inc., Charlotte, NC

Beaders and jewelry makers will find everything they need at Beads, Inc. Classes on technique and unique items are held frequently, and customers often drop in to consult with the experts on projects underway. In addition, the artisans there will help crafters rework and repair past projects and broken pieces of jewelry.

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Rare Earth Beads, Chapel Hill, NC

Rare Earth Beads was founded after its owner developed a love for gemstones while living in Africa. These days the bead and craft store offers not only supplies, but insight into these beautiful gemstones and classes featuring them and other mediums, too. Learn Metal Stamping, Basic Stringing, Basic Wire Wrapping, Hammering, Introduction to Wig Jig and more. The atmosphere is warm and inviting so even those new to their crafts will feel comfortable asking questions about technique and supplies.

Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop, Winston-Salem, NC

Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop sells everything the woodworking crafter will need. From drills, bits, clamps, carving tools and more, if the item isn’t available, they’ll likely find it for you. Advice is always free and workshops are held often. A large selection of books and DVDs is available for those just starting out in the craft.

The Mountain Thread Company, Blowing Rock, NC

For everything crafters need to make fiber arts, the Mountain Thread Company is at their service. Quilters, rope basket weavers and other fiber artisans will find quality cotton fabrics, threads and other essentials here. Mountain Thread Company believes in serving the community, and so avidly supports other makers in this mountain region. When you visit the shop, not only will you garner your supplies, you’ll also come away with a sense of history and camaraderie. The crafting is ongoing and the crafters there are always happy to share their experience with customers.

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Crafts, Frames & Things, Fayetteville, NC

Crafters will find an intriguing mix of supplies at Crafts, Frames & Things. Pick up art supplies, beads and jewelry making items, cake decorating supplies, and everything needed for your stained glass projects. In addition, they sell sewing machines, fabric and notions. If you buy a machine from them, you’ll receive free one-on-one sewing lessons for life. Some crafters come in for incidentals for an unrelated craft and wind up learning to sew. The staff is well-versed in many crafts and always happy to lend an ear and ample advice, too.

The Bead Lady, Concord, NC

At the Bead Lady, crafters will find everything they need and more to create exquisite pieces of jewelry and other bead crafts. Featuring gemstones, crystals and Czech glass, even the most discerning crafters will find all their needs met here. Classes are held frequently for all levels of crafters and the artisans there are always happy to share their knowledge no matter how skilled you may be.

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Law’s Stained Glass, Statesville, NC

For everything the stained glass crafter or professional could ever need, visit Law’s Stained Glass. Selling supplies for those who restore windows and those who create the tiniest stained glass art pieces, you can buy every product related to your art form here. Choose from faceted stained glass, opalescent glass, cathedral glass, light boxes and more. Ask about workshops, too.

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