With a team of instructors having more than two more decades of experience, Rainbow Vision Stained Glass expands the community of glass workers through small group classes. Students gather within Rainbow Vision Stained Glass’s sprawling Victorian-style headquarters to learn the fundamentals of making stained glass or the more sophisticated techniques necessary for crafting glass boxes, Tiffany-style lampshades, or glass houses for those who have sworn off throwing rocks. The studio also teaches fused-glass skills, which can yield everything from pendants to wine-bottle stoppers.
Anticipating the needs of its pupils, Rainbow Vision Stained Glass peddles everything a glass artist might desire. More than 400 styles and colors of glass gleam within, more than 300 pattern books await crafters in need of inspiration, and soldering irons stand ready to bind creations together.
Give the staff members at Stadium Studio photos, a mat, and a frame, and they’ll create a custom piece of sports memorabilia that preserves special memories. To date, their artistic eye and appreciation for sports history has yielded an array of team plaques, signed photos, and artwork. They also can frame sporting equipment in shadow boxes or spruce up framed jerseys with the team’s logo, the team’s font, or a clipping of the team owner’s hair.
All About Yarn equips web weavers with a continually updated inventory of top-notch yarns and knitting tools including needles, hooks, and patterns. Knitters can construct textile masterpieces or craft snuggly scarves or chic silo koozies with Cascade 220 skeins ($7 each). Berroco Vintage yarn ($6.50/ skein) supplies strands of colorful filaments, and a cornucopia of needles ($5+) cater to knitters of all experience levels. Shoppers can try out potential purchases in All About Yarn’s designated testing area, where guests can gauge how much yarn they need for upcoming projects or demonstrate creative knitting techniques such as the hook and ladder or the reverse halfback pass.
The retail paradise boasts more than 60 shops, ideal for holiday or normal-day gift bequeathing. Adorn your body with accessories haven Claire's or help culinary crafters expand their cuisine repertoire with house wares from Kitchen Collection. Kids, adults, and three kids in a trench coat standing on one another's shoulders can get outfitted at Old Navy, while merchandise hunters in need of refueling can sate ravenous appetites at TGI Friday's or nibble on pretzels in their gentler form at Auntie Anne's. The outlets also feature a movie theater showcasing 3D screens for those seeking a virtual, textured respite from the onslaught of real textiles. Check out the directory of stores and eateries here.
Country Time Treasures adorns abodes with a wide selection of home and garden accessories and quaint gifts. Robe windows in need of a new image in fresh curtains ($11.99+), or snuggle mailboxes in wraps ($14.99) to provide extra padding against chilly weather and teething mailmen. Stitchery pillows ($15.99) comfort couches in need of plush additives and heads in need of a napping destination. Gift-givers may browse Country Time's cheerfully crowded shelves for Warm Glow cake candles ($13.99) and dolls ($16.99) to bedeck surfaces and thank hosts.