Crafting creativity abounds in Kansas. Whether you’re a jewelry maker, quilt quilter, pottery painter, or specialize in another medium, the crafting community throughout the Sunflower State is here to help. Before your next product, stock up on supplies at our picks for the best craft stores in Kansas.
As far as unique craft stores go, Mrs. O’Leary’s may take the cake. This coffee and tea/vintage flatware/art supply and craft store is the embodiment of “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.” In addition, they host regular classes in the on-sight gastropub. Yes, you read that right.
Wonder Fair in Lawrence, Kansas, “believes in the power of the handmade, the connecting and transformative properties of art, and the important of shared experience.” To those ends, the shop hosts exhibitions and installations in addition to selling craft materials. Check their website for an updated event calendar.
Fabric Recycles is willing to “pay cash for your fabric, notions, trims and consignment on large ticket items such as working machines.” In essence, buyers bring in their materials and receive a quote in exchange for cash or store credit. Of course, they also stock pre-owned sewing machines and a wide variety of crafting supplies.
Since 2010, Stitches Quilt Shop has provided McPherson, Kansas with a go-to spot for all their quilting needs. According to their website, they “boast an inventory of nearly 2,100 bolts of the best quality, 100 percent cotton fabrics, along with all the notions, tools and supplies quilters may need.” This, in addition to classes and events.
The Golden Fleece carries Ashland Bay, Ashford, Berroco, Cascade, Frabjous Fibers, Red Heart, and more well-known crafting supplies. The Golden Fleece is a retail store, yes, but it’s also a fiber studio with local artisans coming together to work on their projects. They also have classes for all levels.
The Plum Bazaar in Emporia, Kansas describes itself as “a wonderfully eclectic bead and jewelry shop.” Inventory includes beads, wire, and jewelry, in addition to framing services and craft items. You can see their products on their website or simply head into their Emporia location to check it out for yourself.
This store “sells new, used, and vintage trains in all scales.” This is a wonderful craft store that recently moved to a new and much larger location. Fred’s also has more than just trains, they carry vintage toys, memorabilia, craft books and magazines, and much more.
Bracker’s specializes in clay and pottery supplies. They carry absolutely everything one would need when it comes to ceramic work! They have been around since 1982 and it is no wonder. Bracker’s is known for their wonderful customer service and satisfaction.