A family owned business, Crafts & More fosters artistic inventiveness with an eclectic stock of more than 40,000 crafting tools and art materials from esteemed brands. A kaleidoscope of Liquitex acrylics and Winsor and Newton Artists' Oil paints adorn canvases, and cutting boards, stamps, and adhesives wait in the wings for eager scrapbookers. A selection of children’s art kits helps whippersnappers ace school projects or create detailed maps to cookie jars. Knowledgeable staff members stand ready to assist customers with concerns and questions, and they also extend their expertise during frequent classes and outreach workshops.
Once visitors reach the point of mosaic or brush-stroked satisfaction, veteran staffers crank up the heat in the kiln, with finished pieces ready in about a week’s time. All products are nontoxic and lead-free, making each piece fully functional for dinner or as a makeshift helmet during a couch-fort takeover.
The specialists at Mr. Frame It take pride in preserving and enhancing memories in all of their physical embodiments—from artworks and photographs to prized sports souvenirs. They draw on more than 1,000 samples from brands such as Larson-Juhl to create custom frames that either serve as focal points or blend in with room decor. In addition to encasing children’s artwork and family portraits, the staff stretches canvases, mounts mirrors, and builds shadow boxes to house awards and first-edition time-share brochures.
Green Lotus Studios' professorial artisans are soap makers, herbalists, and aromatherapists who teach classes in their fields of expertise. Acolytes can expect to craft soaps and lotions with wild-harvested ingredients, make their own kombucha or cheese, or whip up flu-battling herbal stews. With an average class size of 6?12, students enjoy plenty of student-teacher interaction.
Reddi-Arts has enjoyed serving Jacksonville and the surrounding cities for over fifty years. We are proud to support the arts and creativity in all fields. Our family owned business has a talented group of artists and creative employees. Reddi-Arts offers the largest and selection of artist materials in North Florida.
The friendly staff at Paula's Fine Fabrics unspools more than 2,500 bolts of fabric for do-it-yourselfers, equipping them with stylish fibers for sewing, quilting, and smocking projects. With Amy Butler and Michael Miller fabrics at their disposal ($10.99–$11.99/yd.), crafters can string together silky new blankets or reupholster the family dog. Miller's Baby Girl collection contours shades of pink into baby-friendly formations including dots, stripes, elephants, and bicycles. Specialty fabrics for heirloom sewing ($6–$20/yd.) lend a vintage look without having to add inseam pince-nez or lapel wainscoting. As an authorized dealer of Bernina products, the team of fabric aficionados retails and repairs a variety of sewing machines. Paula's Fine Fabrics fosters a tightly knit community by participating in such events as Quilt Fest 2011 and hosting a range of classes for both novices and masters.