I love crafting, and knitting and crocheting are two of my favourite hobbies in the world. It’s one of my cheaper hobbies, but yarn can really eat into my savings sometimes. I’m really fond of a lot of the fancier yarns out there, because I’m all about unique colours and textures, so it’s taken me a lot of time to figure out where to go to get some good deals. These are some of my suggestion, happy crafting!
A lot of the best yarn I’ve ever bought came straight from a bin in a thrift store. At a few of my local places, I can find big balls of Bernat yarn and lots of skeins of Redheart. Besides the balls of yarn, there are sometimes blankets in decent shape that I can unravel to use for projects. Whenever you buy yarn from a thrift store, it’s always a good idea to wash it all before using it for your work.
Ebay is a treasure trove of affordable merchandise, and I don’t know why it took me so long to look on there for some good sellers. Two of my favourite stores are Yarnela and Juliepoolies. They have amazing yarns in every colour and texture imaginable, from eyelash yarn to ribbon yarn. The people behind the accounts are also lovely to deal with, so I highly recommend them, but take a look around Ebay to see if you can find your own favourite sellers.
Now, I know that Michael’s doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being the most affordable crafting store. In fact, I almost never go in because it’s so expensive. But if you sign up for the store’s mailing list, they often send out coupons that you can take advantage of. Whenever I have a decent coupon, I drop by the store to see if I can find anything that I like (which is almost always), and the coupon saves me a decent amount of money.