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Local Material stores / Yarn store

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Latest post on 31 March 2014 - 10:10
Does anyone know or have seen a store that sells material (something like JoAnn Fabrics)? I would like to buy some material to make tablecloths and other things. Also, has anyone seen a store that has a good selection of yarn? I went into one in Athaiba and all he had were like the remnants of yarn.Crochet needles he only had one size. I am finding that there are many things that are not available in this country.
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Latest post on 31 March 2014 - 19:04
I'm not sure just who Jo Anne fabrics is, but I can tell you that the selection of fabrics, edcetera, far exceeds whats available in the likes of Dubai. Muscat is a crafters/sewers/knitters heaven in comparison. Have you just arrived in Muscat? What you need is someone to show you the ropes. You will not find everything in one area, one mall, one center. We have a whole area of *town* that is a souk for plants. There are many souk centers, any one of which will have more fabric and haberdashery shops than you could possible want.
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Latest post on 31 March 2014 - 21:59
I'm not sure just who Jo Anne fabrics is, but I can tell you that the selection of fabrics, edcetera, far exceeds whats available in the likes of Dubai. Muscat is a crafters/sewers/knitters heaven in comparison. Have you just arrived in Muscat? What you need is someone to show you the ropes. You will not find everything in one area, one mall, one center. We have a whole area of *town* that is a souk for plants. There are many souk centers, any one of which will have more fabric and haberdashery shops than you could possible want. That is great news that Muscat provides materials for crafters. I am new to Muscat and need to find out where to get yarn (I do simple crochet), DMC thread, etc. I just need to know what store and where to find it,then I can locate it myself. I am finding it difficult to find current information on the internet. I've seen postings about yarn stores from 2009.. So yes, I need a little push. :) Any advice would be extremely helpful.
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Latest post on 01 April 2014 - 08:02
There's a Facebook group called Crafty in Oman if you can join that, they should be able to point you in specific directions. The easiest to find haberdashery that I can think of would be a small place in one of the shopping centers over from the Sabco center in Qurum...these directions will be a bit muddly because I can't remember the name of the center itself, sorry :) As you go into the Sabco center area, Sabco will be on your right, on your left is the Alamari center. (theres a reasonable haberdashery on the 2nd level of that center too) keep going straight til you get to the 3rd center on your left. Its a small place on the 2nd level, packed to the rim with all sorts. The gentleman who runs it is very helpful and knowledgeable, you will have to ask for what you want as not everything is on display. There is also a very good fixed price fabric store in that center as well. If you can find your nearest Gharfour/Garfor/Garfoor (all the different spellings of it I can think of to help you on google) it's like a little piece of paradise. I like the one in the Seeb Souk. If you go into the Souk from the last exit off sultan qaboos highway (by the big seeb roundabout) you end up on the oneway system going through the souk on the right road for Gharfoor...it'll be about midway on that road, on your right...easily recognizable with all the cane baskets stacked outside. Happy adventure-ing :) <em>edited by arohadxb on 01/04/2014</em>
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Latest post on 01 April 2014 - 08:47
Thank you so much, arohadxb! I will surely adventure out into that area in Qurum. I went to Sabco center once, so I am somewhat familiar with the area. Can you tell me what is 'haberdashery'? Thanks for the liftoff.. looking forward to my new findings in Muscat!!
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Latest post on 01 April 2014 - 11:29
Thank you so much, arohadxb! I will surely adventure out into that area in Qurum. I went to Sabco center once, so I am somewhat familiar with the area. Can you tell me what is 'haberdashery'? Thanks for the liftoff.. looking forward to my new findings in Muscat!! Haberdashery....all the yarns/threads/buttons/zips/needles/pins/hooks/you name it...all in one shop :) Good luck.
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Latest post on 01 April 2014 - 13:37
Haberdashery....all the yarns/threads/buttons/zips/needles/pins/hooks/you name it...all in one shop :) Good luck. Oh, wonderful! Now I am really excited. I have been looking for these type of stores. Reminds me of the stores in Downtown Jordan. Thanks again!
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Latest post on 30 March 2015 - 14:48
Try out yarnsdubai.com
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Latest post on 11 November 2018 - 13:21
Does anyone know or have seen a store that sells material (something like JoAnn Fabrics)? I would like to buy some material to make tablecloths and other things. Also, has anyone seen a store that ...
There's a Facebook group called SEW AND STITCH - OMAN, hope they can help you with that. You can ask certain questions also regarding where to buy some stuffs for stitching.