Berroco. Skacel. Louet. These aren't the members of a European pop trio. Rather, they're just three of the many yarn suppliers that Needle Arts of Georgetown carries. And the shop doesn't just carry the goods of various suppliers?it also makes use of them, even knitting helmet liners for troops overseas. Shoppers can get in on the activities, taking classes to learn how to create sweaters, scarves, and felt bags. They can also peruse the ample supplies of yarn for specific textures and colors for their projects.
The Escape’s shelves are loaded with a multitude of gifts, crafts, jewelry, pottery, and handmade pieces that cater to the full spectrum of shopper personalities. Consider gifts for $25 or under, such as a stamp collector made of cherry wood ($19) or longhorn coaster made of slate ($8 each), or sort through a collection of nightlights to find a stylish solution to your nyctophobia. Prepare for next Valentine's Day by checking the jewelry section and surprising your sweetie with a pewter horny-toad pin, which can also double as a pet if you’re allergic to pets ($12). Visitors unaware of their fated purchase can ask a friendly staff member for help or wander the aisles searching for ways to enhance kitchens, desks, the outdoors, and more.
Adams Gifts & Home Décor unlocks a treasure chest of gift-worthy candles, lamps, and fragrances. Light up a loved one's dark secrets with a Texas-made 15-ounce comfort candle, which shoves the olfactory system into overdrive with more than 40 fragrances, including pumpkin bread, apple strudel, mint julep, and citrus grove ($18). When filled with the proper ambrosial liquid, the Essential Clear Round Lamp crushes odor armies and purifies every whiff that's taken ($42.95, fragrance oil not included). Lampe Berger Oil keeps your lamp burning long into the future with a choice of more than 40 air flavors, such as summer rain, winterwood, fresh eucalyptus, and Atlantic tides ($18.95).
He Loves Me Not, 11-year-old Susan Boyd was assembling them into floral bouquets for her grandmother’s, a national flower-show judge. Gifted with years of experience and a knack for eye-pleasing designs, Susan started lining her walls with a variety of awards for her arrangements, ranking as a top floral designer in the United States and winning the FTD America’s Cup Design competition twice. She opened Poseys 'N' Partys Florist in 1978, and she continues to stock the shop’s shelves with her signature lush, freshly cut floral designs alongside exotic plants and gift baskets. She also arranges custom arrangements for myriad special events, including weddings, communions, and public apologies for accidentally disabling your entire block’s cable service.
Tucked away within Madtosh Crafts lies a treasure trove of crafting supplies. Even though the shop specializes in needle art and quilting, its bounty spans the spectrum of the crafting arts, ranging from designer patterns and books about knitting, crocheting, hand spinning, and embroidery to fabrics for sewing, appliqué, and sashiko. Fabrics from Anthology and Free Spirit and yarns from Knit Collage and The Fibre Company arm DIYers for the shop's workshops and events. These hands-on sessions include Knit in Public, which encourages artists to work on individual projects among friends, and the Color Theory workshop, a class that helps students choose ideal hues for their artwork or forged mood rings.
Berry Patch, which threaded its first darning needle in 1977, caters to stitching savants with a patchwork of fabric and sewing essentials, as well as sewing classes. Specialty patterns start at $9.99, and breathe-easy cotton and batik yardage ($10.49/yard) are ideal mediums for a fashionable sundress or a hand-sewn bulletproof vest.