Craft to your Heart's Desire in Fort Wayne
Aug 16, 2023
Picture this: you're nearing the end of your latest project. You're finishing up a quilt, painting the last details of your subject, or stuffing an amigurumi when suddenly you run out of thread, yarn, or you just realized you have the wrong size of brush. No need to worry, because Fort Wayne is full of general, specialized, and DIY stores that are perfect if you need some new supplies or want a fun experience for all different types of crafters!
This eclectic store provides art supplies for all sorts of projects. Paint brushes, clay, looms and more line the shelves of United Art and Education. This store is not only great for adult-crafters, but its diverse inventory allows kids to get enjoyment out of this store too! Kids can try a craft kit for creating their own pet rock, learn how to draw fun cartoons, design their own puzzles, and more! United Art and Education is a combo art and teaching supplies store, so take a teacher friend along with you and discover all the different aspects of creativity and education.
4111 N Clinton / (260) 483-3161
Knitting Off Broadway has hanks (yarn twisted in on itself for easier storage) of gorgeous yarn that come in sets or on their own. You can also get patterns, kits, and other supplies like shawl pins. Relax and browse for the yarn fit for your next project or build up your own stock.
1309 Broadway / (260) 422-9276
For those who like to knit or crochet, beautiful, handmade yarn might sound too good to be true. Simply Socks Yarn has this and more with yarn spun right in the store! They carry all types of yarn (although sock yarn is their specialty) as well as needles and accessories like pom poms and stitchkeepers.
1315 E State Blvd / (260) 416-2397
This family-run business strives to make sure customers are completely satisfied with their products and services. Customers can find the perfect sewing or embroidery machine to match their need, and free sewing or embroidery lessons are offered with the purchase of a machine. With guaranteed low prices, quality products, and a familial kindness, Edwards is a necessary spot for all you sewers out there.
6131 Rothman Rd / (260) 486-3003
Since 1981, this fabrics store has specialized in all things embroidery. Grab a dimension kit (sizes of petite and large), all different types of beads to add an extra flair, and – of course – various colors of embroidery floss. Everyone is welcome to take a seat, enjoy the atmosphere, and stitch for as long as they want during open hours. Christmas-fanatics can also enjoy the Christmas Room, which is stocked year-round with stockings, ornaments, and all things Christmas. Stitch N' Frame is proud to be a member of the Local Embroiderer's Guild, a group of stitchers who meet up to work on projects and learn from each other.
4220 Bluffton Rd / (260) 478-1301
This cute shop is a baker's dream (although cooks would be satisfied with many of their products, too). Whether you're the owner of a bakery or like to bake from the comfort of your home, this store has the supplies for you. Tools for cake baking? Check. Delicate icing tools? Check. A cutter and embosser that creates the face of a clown on your cookie? Also check. Country Kitchen SweetArt has all bakers could ever want!
4621 Speedway Dr / 1-800-497-3927
Create model trains, cars, trucks, and other vehicles at Phil's Hobby Shop. With a constantly changing stock, Phil's stays at the top of model-building shops, offering services like RC repair and decoration assistance. This store also often interacts with the community, with its robotics camp for kids to learn all about robots! Kids will learn skills like coding, building, critical thinking, and more!
3938 W Jefferson Blvd / (260) 426-5056
Spray paint, cans, and all the types of paint you could want are available at this store. Even automotive paints and supplies are available so you can make your vehicle shine!
6631 Indiana 930 / (260) 749-0077
Haffner is filled with brushes, rollers, measuring devices, and, of course, paint! Browse through samples and pick up a gallon or two from one of their quality paint brands.
2530 N Clinton / (260) 483-0511
Grab your favorite colors and all the supplies you could possibly need at this local paint supply store.
2725 Lower Huntington Rd / (260) 478-7652
As a family-owned business, Maumee Paint and Supply makes sure each customer who walks through their door feels appreciated and satisfied with their experience. Not only do they offer painting supplies and paint from leading brands, they also offer services like color matching, stain matching, interior design assistance, and more.
302 Stone Pointe Dr / (260) 490-8656
Sherwin Williams / 3404 Illinois Rd, 7667 Illinois Rd, 9809 Lima Rd, 5421 Meijer Dr, and 4707 E Dupont Rd
PPG Paints / 2510 Independence Dr and 826 Lawrence Dr
Potters rejoice! This store is meant just for pottery-lovers. They have all the tools you could need, like a needle for mud, Amaco and Mayco glazes, a variety of clay, and even a cute enamel pin! For those new to pottery, they also offer classes.
5812 E Tillman Rd / (260) 203-0202
Book a table, pick a ceramic piece, and create intricate designs or cover your piece in glitter. After a week to a week and a half, you'll have your very own (food-safe and weatherproof) pottery that you can take home with you! Bisque it Pottery offers an unique experience for amateur and advanced artists alike that's ideal for parties, date nights, family-outings, and more!
7605 Coldwater Rd / (260) 490-0506
Create your own wood decor that looks professionally made! Sign up for exciting workshops where you can pick your project or choose a day where the entire studio learns how to make the same project together. Learn more about studio workshops here. Board and Brush also offers virtual workshops and private events, for those who prefer a different experience.
6817 Lima Rd / (260) 388-5093
Bring your favorite bottle of wine and learn to paint with fun classes and events for those 21 and older. Events include Girls' Night, Date Night, Trivia Night, Team Building, and even a Blacklight event complete with glowing neon paint. For those looking to brush up on their painting skills with a fun night out, Painting with a Twist is the obvious choice.
6425 W Jefferson Blvd / (260) 436-7928
This building serves as a maker's space for creative individuals all throughout Fort Wayne. This space has tables and plenty of tools to help you hone your craft. Sew a shirt, make a papier mache plane, or do whatever you want! They also have workshops for those looking to learn a new skill.
1025 Goshen Ave / (260) 209-9150
This cute home studio gives their customers access to clay and a space to have fun creating. Classes and workshops are available for both adults and kids. Here, you can learn how to use a pottery wheel and make pottery by hand.
1915 Taylor St
Have fun crafting!!
Riley is Visit Fort Wayne’s Summer Marketing Intern and a full-time Media Production student at Ball State University. She has lived near Fort Wayne for thirteen years and regularly takes day trips to the city for shopping, work, and ways to alleviate boredom. Riley enjoys crocheting at home with her cat and searching local businesses with her friends for unique finds.