CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINECZUBIK
Attention crafters! There’s a shop near Gate 2 Street to supply your creative needs.
For the knitter or crocheter, the store is stocked with quite a variety of yarn, including alpaca, cashmere, lame, wool, and cotton at good prices, plus needles and hooks of all sizes. I purchased a five-skein pack of 40g wool/acrylic yarn for only 600 yen.
Bins of thread fill a section of wall with several brands including the American Coat’s brand. I was recently told that Japanese thread breaks more easily than American brands – I haven’t tested it with my sewing machine, but I was thrilled with the color selection carried here.
The Hand Craft Shop also carries floral arrangement supplies, beads, clay, styrofoam, and embroidery products. In terms of price, I thought the yarn and thread were excellent prices, and while the buttons I purchased were a bit pricey, the selection was great.
Hand Craft Shop
Hours: 1000 – 1900 Daily, closed sporadically according to the owner
Address: 2 Chome-6-46 Chūō, Okinawa-shi, Okinawa-ken 904-0004
GPS Coordinates: 26.3388927, 127.80011690000003
Directions: On Chuo Park Ave (B.C. Street). From Kadena Gate 2, turn left at light onto 330, then left at the first street at “HideAway”. Store is approximately four blocks on right, across the street from La Cucina soap shop and next door an embroidery shop.