Craft Shops Survivors in Singapore

I’m happy announce that I’m going to have a new shop in Town.
Yes, A new craft shop.
I invite you to read more here.

The address of the shop:
The Commerze@1 Irving Place,  #01-03, Singapore 369546
Shop online–> here

My Dear Readers,

In one of my early post, I discussed why Craft Shops (selling yarns, sewing threads, Knitting & Crochet supplies) are closing down in Singapore. The Craft Shops which I’m referring to sells yarns, knit, crochet items, cross stitching patterns, books etc. Sometimes there is a teacher in the shop, usually the owner who will teach you the craft. These are the kind of shops where I used to hang around. I remembered that when I’m about 10+ years old, there are these craft shops near my neighborhood, I used to stay at the East side of Singapore. However, now, as I last recall, there is none. (If you know of any in the East, please let me know, so I can add to the list.)

Today, I managed to gather some less than 10 surviving of such Business Owners on this Island. I only mentioned those who has a mortar and brick business, also do take note, these are not your usual haberdasher store.

So here is the list. (This list is essential for you for yarn hunting if you are visiting Singapore.) For overseas readers, if you are travelling into Singapore, do keep this list for your reference. You never know you will bring back bags of yarn or craft material from you visit here.

**You may also visit my blogshop to shop for your crafting needs (cross-stitch kit, etc) and craft lessons. Click here to the site

1. Golden Dragon
101, People’s Park Centre,
Upper Cross Street #02-51
Singapore 058357
Longest Standing Craft Shop in Singapore. Worth popping by when you are near Chinatown area.

2. Spotlight Singapore
Level 5, 68 Orchard Road (Located at the Dhoby Ghaut MRT),
Singapore, SG 0000
(65) 6733 9808
Have been here for some time. Used to have two stores. One in Orchard and one in Tampines. However, now only operating at Dobby Guat.

3. Knotty Shop
Blk 231 Bain Street #02-17 Bras Basah Complex.
(Facing National Library)
Sells only tapestry and needle work items. Located at the central part of Singapore. Do support them if you need any items for your needlework.

4. Elsie Departmental Store
Blk 709 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-2607
Singapore 560709
One of the long surviving Craft shop in the North of Singapore which sells yarns and needle work items. They do not have a website.

5. Ishida Craft Center
163 Tanglin Road #01-04 TANGLIN MALL
Singapore 247933
One of the long surviving Knit shop in the Centeral of Singapore which sells your knitting needs. They do not have a website.

6. Siew Lip
No 1 Jurong West Central 2 #03-01
Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Singapore 648886
One of the longest standing Craft Shop in the West side of Singapore. No much updates from their blog. But worth visiting if you are at the west part.

7. Ebest Collection
587 Bukit Timah Road #02-18 Coronation Plaza
Singapore 269424
A small cozy shops that stocks yarns in central part of Singapore. They do not have a website.

8.  Yon Hearn
2-12 Holland Village,
211 Holland Road
A small Yarn shop. No website available.



15 thoughts on “Craft Shops Survivors in Singapore

  1. I have a friend, who lives in Phnompen part time and in Singapore the other part. Will tell him to check it out. God bless you Ginny.

  2. Hi, just happen to stumble upon your blog recently. You mention about an article regarding why craftshop close down in Singapore. Can u give me the link? Tks

  3. Thanks for your quick reply. Indeed it is sad that Singaporeans are so caught up in their daily lives that they miss out simpler things. I have been knitting and crocheting for 20+ years and still obsessed with them. If you are still hosting the regular craft gathering this Sunday, I would like to join.


    • Hi Winnie.. Most welcome.. Sure please come along.. I will be at plaza sing this Sunday,there’s a cafe.. If you like, I can see u at 4pm.. Let me know if you are coming alone of with friends, so I can gather a table.. See yah. My contact is 96570204.. See you 🙂

    • If you are coming please bring along any current projects and also some free pattern sheets to share make at least 2copies.. So if anyone I’d interested they can take it away with them.. 🙂

  4. Thanks for your article on knit shops in Singapore like u, I used to go to a knit shop in east (Bedok area) to learn to knit from the shop owner when I was 10plus too. But that’s like 30 yrs ago ! I’d check out the knit shops u mentioned, hope to find an auntie there who provide knitting advice and of course to stock up the materials and see if I still can remake some of my favorite designs. I specialise in doll / princess dresses those days !
    How nostalgic, not sure if I can find other 知音人from your blog!

  5. Wisher,thanks for your list..have been walking around from chinatown, bedok and tampine bit unable to find any yarns that match my requirement or can’t find at all . interested in your gathering but unable to attend as it is on it in the evening or also during weekdays?

    • Hi hi .. Thanks for dropping a comment and finding the list useful.. I usually reach on weekdays and keep weekends for the gathering.. If you like we can still plans and meet.. Drop me an email or whatsapp mgs.. Take care and Happy crafting.. 😀

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