Sunday, 21 October 2012

Yarn Store 4: Craft World Garage Sale (Pasig)

[I hope you can read this entry from start to finish...don''t just skim through the pictures :p]

Warning: You might experience some craft overdose. This is the motherload of all crafty stuff.

I've been featuring yarn stores in my blog to help crocheters out there find places where they can get their yarn supply. I'm not into other crafts and don't share much about craft stores and the other stuff they sell. This one is an exception though and is worth telling about. I don't know if this is an exclusive scoop, but if anyone of you is into crafts, this blog might just be your manna from heaven (yes, I'm that boastful about it).

Do you know Craft World? They used to have branches in SM Megamall, Market! Market!, Robinson's Galleria, and Festival Mall. It's actually quite sad that with all this renewed appreciation for crafts and handmade stuff, especially among young people, this "institution" is no longer serving the needs of crafters like us in malls.

So one good question to ask is, "Where did all the stuff from all those branches go?"

They all went here.
It's literally a garage sale. I didn't even know it was only one tricycle ride from my house. Craft World has had this factory outlet for ages. The owner has migrated abroad and has (sadly) closed her business. The property itself is on the market, so once this place is sold, we would all have to say goodbye to it. Everything must go. And I'm about to show you what they have. You won't believe how low the prices of the materials are. This sale will blow you away :)
Click the link to see what they have.


They are selling cords in packs. Each pack is only P20 and it already contains 4 sets! There are shiny shimmery ones and plain ones. There could be so many uses for these.
They also sell cotton thread. The kind you use when you cross-stitch or make bracelets. A pack of cotton thread contains 10 sets and only costs P10! There are also packs containing more than 10 sets that also cost P10. They also have perle cotton thread. A pack has 4 balls and costs only P20. That is practically free considering a ball of perle cotton can go for P50-60. Boo yeah!
There are so many craft materials and tools.
There are stencil cremes (see above, bottom left) that used to sell for P200 a piece. Now, they're selling it for P20! Whut! There are packs of glass beads (bottom middle) selling for only P10/pack (3 bottles/pack) and air dry enamel for glass and tile for only P30/pack (4 bottles/pack).

Crafty hobbies like cross-stitching, ceramic painting and scrapbooking are covered.
Cross-stitch sets (inlclusive of pattern, cloth, and thread) are now selling for only P50. They used to sell for P200. Special paper/board useful for scrapbooking or other decorative paper-folding projects you have in mind are selling only for P3/pc. Beads are selling for P5/pack.
A pack of wooden paintbrushes contain 9 pieces and is selling for only P15/pack. I don't know the use of some tools being sold like this "Easy Grid" piece (I think this one is for parchment craft) but it used to sell for P1,200. And now it's only P200. Wow. I also saw a perforating tool originally priced at P600. It's now down to P100.

There are also special needles on sale! Below you can see Susan Bates knitting needles for only P25 and needles for tatting at P10/set of 3.
And of course, they also have craft books and magazines. Loads of them! All books are 80% off!
Magazines on this rack are packed. Each pack is selling for only P50. A pack may contain 4-5 magazines.
There were so many stuff in this garage sale that I wasn't able to document. And there's also another room where things have not been sorted out for sale.
I had mixed feelings about this garage sale. On the one hand, I got all jumpy, drooly, and excited about the unbelievably cheap yarn, materials, tools, magazines, and books. On the other though, I felt quite sad. I'm sure at one point, the owner must have been like us, someone who's passionate about creating beautiful work and sharing it with others - and built a business out of that passion. I don't know the story behind Craft World closing. Maybe the owner's children didn't share the same passion for crafts. Maybe not enough people appreciate stores like this anymore. Maybe the internet gave better, faster, and cheaper options. Nothing beats the experience though of being in a store and seeing and holding the tools that create and challenge our imagination.

I just have a favor to ask if you decide to go to this place. When you go here, buy those things for something you will make for yourself or to help you create more handmade products. Don't buy it because it's cheap and you will only sell it later online at a higher price. Buy it also for someone who will have better use for these things. This is a great chance for craft materials to be available to anyone. This time, you won't be worrying about any budget. Your P100 will go a long way.

This will be our final tribute to Craft World and to a legacy of encouraging others to be creative and to be imaginative enough to make something uniquely theirs, and for always reminding us that it feels better to make something by yourself than to buy it ready-made. It may take more work and cost more, but it's worth it.

THANK YOU CRAFT WORLD!!! You're definitely leaving us with a bang!
From C-5 (Northbound), go down the service road to Pasig and turn right to Pasig Boulevard Extension heading to the Julia Vargas Bridge. After getting off the bridge, turn right at A. Mabini St. You will see a Ministop on the right. Turn to that corner because that is already Dr. Maldo del Rosario St. Craft World is on the right side and you will see a basketball hoop just across it.
I would like to thank Asther, who lives in Bulacan, for generously sharing the information about the garage sale, which is only minutes away from my house in Pasig, with me. You have proven to me that indeed, you are a hardcore crafter :)

Craft World Garage Sale
15 Dr. Maldo del Rosario St., Kapasigan, Pasig City
Open only on Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Garage Sale will last until December 2012 (or until supplies last)
M: [Fely] (0917) 817-9944
*Please contact Fely only if you are interested in coming on a weekday or Sunday. Please don't bug her with specific inquiries on stocks as she does not have an inventory of all the items. What you see in the sale is what you get.*

36 comments:

  1. grabe... buti na lang. pinost mo to :) there are items there that I like :) sayang nasara sila..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sad :( The Craft World in MegaMall was where I bought my first ever pair of knitting needles.
    Dumaan nga ako dun a few months ago, may hinahanap akong needles, kaso nagsara na pala sila!
    Thanks for posting about this. Sayang, naka-yarn and crafting supplies diet ako ngayon! hehe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, super sad! Ok yan, healthy mag-diet on yarn and craft supplies! :p

      Delete
  3. sayang nagsara na sila... but still thank you for sharing Ms. Trey! mahilig ang dalawang kids ko sa arts and crafts, lalo na sa painting and scrapbooking (mana sa mudra.. lol)pano po kaya pumunta dito, kung dito po manggagaling sa East Ave.? thanks again...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Halu! Kindly check a post on my FB page for new directions :)

      Delete
  4. good thing i liked your FB page...so your post shows in my wall...you just never cease to amaze me...with all the store and sale you have visited...and to top it all.. you always take time to take pictures and give directions on how to reach the place...if you still remember me...i was the one who made a comment when you posted the yarn store in rosario pasig....i am a bit of a direction challenged (in short bopol sa direksyon)...but with all the pictures and instructions how to get there...i was able to buy my yarns....i really appreciate what you do...you are a big help...and the title guru really suits you...i am hoping that i can visit this garage sale this saturday....just keep up the good work and i really appreciate your always wanting to share your good finds...

    you are really AWESOME!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh wow :) I like that you like what I've been sharing :) Crochet is AWSOMER!!

      Delete
  5. Marami po ba crochet yarns? Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mommy Maye! Wala silang crochet yarn eh. But merong cotton thread used for bracelets or cross-stitch which can be used also for crochet. But mostly, craft materials sya.

      Delete
  6. Hi ms. Trey! I just discovered and followed your blog. Thanks for sharing this. I often go to Craft World in SM Megamall and I was devastated when I discovered that they had closed. I'll definitely go there. Thanks again and God bless. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for following, Jo Anne! Hope you find things you can use in this store!

      Delete
  7. Thanks for this post. New to your blog, and I think i'll be hanging out here frequently now :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome!!! I hope to keep this blog always interesting! Thanks for hanging out :)

      Delete
  8. Thanks for this post. Bought a lot of scrapbook and cross stitching stuff as well as the boxes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. wow @_@ ganito ung mata ko as in nung nakita at nabasa ko ito.. Sana meron pa next next week, hindi ako kasi makapunta dyan pag wala si hubby.. Thank you sa information ^^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, ako rin noh! Parang every saturday nga, nandito na ako sa store na 'to kasi nakakapanghinayang kung di bilhin yung mga stuff nila. Punta ka soon!

      Delete
  10. Oh hell. I used to pass there all the time!

    Me I'm thinking of not selling at a higher price. But buying so that others who wont be able to go will have a chance to get it from me later.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah! A little profit won't hurt though so you can get something out of it as well. I think I had the same reaction as you. I live near this store and it was just there all along! :)

      Delete
  11. Ohhhhh...how sad that the business closed! :( I used to raid them regularly, for my knitting yarns. I have scheduled a trip for this Saturday, because this is too good an opportunity to pass up; I crochet, cross-stitch, and knit, so this is a wonderful thing.

    Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hallloo!!! How was your trip to Craft World? :)

      Delete
  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Waaa ..sayang ngayon ko lang nakita blog mo:( last year pa ko nagtataka nawala sila sa megamall just when i started to get serious sa crochet T_T

    ReplyDelete
  14. i made friends with these people. they also helped me (or giving friendly discounts) and my mom become more interested to other crafts. sana i can contact to them through facebook man lang. i truly miss the shop. if they can read this, 'hey! this is owen reyes na madalas mag parchment craft noon. do you still have my baby dress na naka frame?'.

    ReplyDelete
  15. sayang ngayon ko lang nabasa to... i was hoping to buy some patterns and threads . open pa po ba sila until now??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello! Try reaching Ms. Fely first so you can inquire what else they have remaining. Her mobile no. is: (0930) 539-1124

      Delete
  16. Open pa kaya sila, miss, diyan sa location na yan?

    ReplyDelete
  17. same contact number padin po ba? I would like to inquire po sana kung may hoops po kayo? :/ For I want to create dream catchers. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  18. hi open parin po ba kayo until now

    ReplyDelete
  19. sna meron pa gusto ko kasi bumili ng Cross Stitch Kit. Thank you

    ReplyDelete