Whether you’re an expert painter or you’re looking to take up crocheting, West Virginia’s craft stores will offer you an impressive and varied selection. That, paired with friendly customer service, will make starting up your next art project a breeze. Here are the best craft stores in the state.
If you enjoy working on creative projects, you’ll love Nitro Hobby & Craft Center. With two convenient locations in Nitro and Teays Valley, West Virginia, this will by your one-stop shop for everything needed to complete your next hobby. Open six days a week, they have a great selection of scrapbooking and art supplies, flowers, and flags, and if you enjoy trains, they have models and accessories to build your own display.
Located in Proctor, West Virginia, about 40 miles south of Wheeling and near the beautiful Ohio River, Mountain Craft Shop is a unique craft store specializing in American Folk Toys. These amazing toys are reminders of what children played with in days gone by, and were typically made with supplies at hand, like native hardwoods. Most of the toys that can be purchased here are made the same way using the same components and have interesting name like WhimmyDiddle and FlipperDinger. The stories behind the toys are equally fascinating.
Serving the local community in all things craft-related for nearly 30 years, the Craft Connection in Fairmont, West Virginia, is almost an icon. One of the outstanding things that keeps customer coming back year after year is the attention to what people want and making sure it’s on hand. Constantly on the lookout for new items to add to the store’s inventory, the Christmas Open House is an annual event that brings people to the store. Open every day except Sunday, visitors can purchase gifts, seasonal decorations, home and personal décor, pottery, and many items made in West Virginia.
Susie’s Crafts in Paden City, West Virginia, is a treasure chest of craft supplies, decorative items for the home, and everything you need for your favorite hobby. They also have an extensive collection of dolls and the supplies you need to create your own, and if you’re looking to purchase West Virginia-made crafts, this is the place to go.
If you’re looking for the best variety in Amish-made handcrafted furniture and decorations for your home, Our Family Craft Shop is the place to visit. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, Our Family Crafts is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Offering well-made furniture that can be customized to your needs, you’ll find the staff friendly and helpful in assisting with your purchase.
Are you looking for a source for your craft and art supplies, quilting and sewing needs, candy-making items? Helen’s Hen House in Buckhannon, West Virginia, should be on your list of places to visit. You can also have special orders delivered there for easy pickup. A true gem, you might be surprised to see such a great selection of items in a small town, but Helen’s isn’t your typical store. They work hard to carry what crafters and artisans need for their creative expression, and the prices are hard to beat, even at the big box craft stores.
If you’ve been bitten by the scrapbook bug, you’ll love the Scrapbook Page in Barboursville, West Virginia. Scraping is a way of preserving and showcasing special events, and you won’t find a better place with more inventory than here, even at the larger box stores that carry art and craft supplies. And if there’s something special you want but isn’t in stock, the staff will help you find it. Classes and field trips are planned to help answer questions about scrapbooking, and if you’re craving ideas about how to create your own scrapbooks, this is the place to come.
Located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Market Street Yarn & Crafts is a great place to shop for all your yarn and sewing needs. Open Tuesday through Saturday, this retail yarn store has something for everyone. The store is clean and well-organized and if you have any questions, the owner is happy to help you find what you’re seeking for project like crocheting, knitting, and all the yarns sold here are hand- or machine-washable. They also do sewing machine repairs.