Here’s a list of yarn shops in Jeddah. Looking for a place to buy crochet threads, yarns, needles, hooks and items to craft, crochet and knit? If you like to DIY, this post may be useful.
Are you a crafter? I wrote this post years ago when I was a newly married and moved to Jeddah Saudi Arabia. I am an expat here and a stay at home mom. One of the best ways to keep boredom at bay, is to craft and create. Whether it is for making little crocheted caps for my babies or sewing a dress for myself, I found myself always running for materials and yarn shops in Jeddah.
This posts been updated August 2020
Do you enjoy shopping for wool and yarn?
One Thursday – very long ago, it was one of those ‘I am so anxious’ days. Hubby wanted to go to Obhur (that is a very famous beach with all sorts of sea sports here in Jeddah). I agreed to go… with the condition that he take me to Heraa Mall on the way so that I can go have a look at Nawari – the thread shop. I have been wanting to check out more crafts shops in Jeddah.
Oh Yippee Yie Yay! It really did have a lot of thread. LOTS of it! They had wool and cotton thread and all kinds of crochet, knitting and tailoring accessories.
They had TATTING SHUTTLES!!! Yay! To me, if a shop has tatting shuttles and they have samples of tatting to show customers what a shuttle is for… they are super duper! 🙂
Anyway, they had small clover shuttles and they had turkish thread (they even had Altin Basak!!). I am definitely going there a lot of times.
Back in 2007, it was difficult finding good thread here in Saudi Arabia. They had a lot crochet and knitting here but I was yet to find a shop where they had tatting stuff.
In the past three years since I started tatting, I had been constantly in search of shops that had good thread. Tatting is all about good quality thread but most of what I found here was anchor or cotton that wasn’t so good. I had bought myself some silk threads from India but I didn’t like them that much. Anyway, Nawari has HDT too.
Where to find Threads, Wool and Yarns in Jeddah
For those of my readers who are still wondering where all to go to buy threads and crafts supplies, here are some of my favorite yarn shops in Jeddah.
1. Hindawiyyah Area
This is where they have wholesale craft supplies, DIY material and even utensils and flowers. There are many retail shops too.
Basically, I started out buying yarn and sewing supplies here. They also have crepe paper, scrapbooking material and Quilting supplies.
I have found threads and yarn -cotton and wool, needles, embroidery stuff, Hardanger material, Nylon and crepe paper flower material, bag making handles and more.
They also have a lot of artificial flowers, decorating stuff, decoupage, buttons, beading stuff, scrapbooking accessories and almost everything in wholesale and retail. You can also find plastic and paper gift bags, gift wrapping material and well… everything!
(Although some guys there speak english but mostly it is arabic. You’ll need a translator or your driver.) Hindawiyyah is the Area behind the Abbar and Zainy Company on the intersection of Hail Street and the King Fahad expressway. When you turn under the bridge around the round about, go down straight and take the first or second right (the alleys are one way so check which one you need to take.) Go straight until you start seeing the market for decorations and household items. You will need to take a left turn and find Souk al Khiyatah.
It is a whole big complex that houses all these sewing needs shops. You can ask around easily too. There is also the shop Samaa for art and crafts needs right opposite the Souk.
Some shops to look for:
- Alize Shop – Turkish yarns
- Yarn Store – All kinds of threads and sewing supplies
- Alwan – Sewing supplies basically. They say yes to anything you ask!
- Al amoudi – Yarns
- Samaa – Party supplies basically.
2. مكتبة اشراقة الفن – Maktaba Eshraq al Fun
There was a small shop on Falasteen street called Maktaba al Ghumri. It changed hands and is now called Maktaba Eshraq al Fun. The shop name is in Arabic. They have lots of needle craft, painting and stationary stuff.
The exact address is East Falasteen ( That is Palestine) Street, after you pass The Marriot, a few bulidings later is a petrol pump. It is one or two buildings later. That is the only shop where I found some really good crochet and tatting books and looms too. They also had Hardanger cloth and different kind of wools. I brought my first DMC Cebelia thread from them. 🙂 (The old man and his pakistani helper, both spoke English)
3. Tamer and Tamara
Tamer Tamara was at the beginning of Khaled bin Walid street years ago… (The first shop on the left when you turn off Falasteen street.. you couldn’t miss it. It was big).
They relocated to near Souq Shati Area. Read this post about their new location and what they have now.
They have a lot of DMC and other branded threads. They are basically tailoring needs so you can find a lot of lace and threads and stuff. It is a good place to buy rings and earring rings for crafting too. They are little expensive though… (Speaks a little English)
4. Then there is Nawari.
Heraa International Mall, Gate no.2, second or third shop on the right! 🙂 All my oohing and aah-ing above at the beginning of this post… this is that shop, people!
I have located a new shop and it has become my favourite! I will continue with the numbering because I am sure the above shops have relocated and not really shut down.
5. Arts and Crafts – Sultan Mall
This is a yarn store with lots of crochet, embroidery and knitting material. They know nothing about tatting but they have some really nice imported stuff.
They have books, a fantastic collection of DMC Yarn and Boye hooks. They also have some really good collectors items. They conduct some training classes too. I haven’t asked in detail but they have a lady at the counter who speaks English!
This shop is in Sultan Mall. That would be on Sultan Street intersecting Batterjee Street. Yes, that same mall that houses EXTRA Electronics and Star Markets. The shop is on the top floor near the food court. (When you enter the mall, turn right on the first turn and up the escalator) It is called A&C or Arts and Craft.
7. Macarona Bridal Market.
There are a few sewing and tailoring needs shops there. I am sure you can find some really good lace and embellishements kind of stuff there.
This is a post about just threads, wool and yarn supplies. If you have any questions, hop on over to out Facebook Crafters group.
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