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5 Shops For Getting Crafty At Home

Samuel Levy | July 6, 2020 | Lifestyle


1. Gather Here
You can’t technically gather at the Cambridge location for the time being, but you can go to the website, which is open 24/7. The store is offering free shipping on items over $50 and free delivery on orders over $25 in Cambridge and Somerville. They’re also making fabric face masks for healthcare providers. 1343 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617.714.4880,

2. Bead + Fiber
This storefront will be closed until further notice, but they’re not letting that stop them. This women-owned and -run craft shop will continue to sell its stylish beads, fabrics and yarns online. 460 Harrison Ave., 617.426.2323,

3. JP Knit & Stitch
Although JP Knit & Stitch’s brick-and-mortar store will be closed for the foreseeable future as a result of COVID-19, it is still offering handselected yarn and fabric through its website. Additionally, each online order now comes with a 10% discount and free shipping on items $60 or more. 461 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617.477.3707,

4. Stitch Boutique
Need something to keep you busy in quarantine? Go online shopping for needlepoint canvases, fibers, embellishments and accessories through Stitch Boutique’s website. The store was established in 2011 and carries the largest, most diverse selection of handpainted canvases in the Boston area. 231 Berkeley St., 617.236.4633,

5. Third PieceThird Piece has decided to help those in financial distress during the pandemic by providing at-cost knit kits on their website. Shop online for the handcrafted New England items or take an online class with them to learn how to knit beautifully on your own. 631 Tremont St., 857.250.4908,

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Photography by: Tony Luong