It must be the four years that we've been online... The Pink Tarha and our readers already have the same wave length. That, or we're turning into psychics!
Upon publishing this entry on Al Akariyah, where women can buy their abayas, a reader commented that she was about to ask us where to buy one when she read the entry. It's as if we read her mind. Yesterday, I was contemplating if I'll write about the last of the Thailand series or about the DMC craft store in front of Al Akariyah when a reader in our Facebook page asked is we know a craft store. It's as if she was reading my mind. Wow! Haha. So, looking for a craft store? Here you go...
DMC, originally based in New York City, started in the 1920s and is still the most popular thread brand used in various sewing crafts. DMC stands for Dollfus-Mieg & Compagnie, named after the owners. The first store carrying DMC that I saw in Riyadh is Adel's in Shola Shopping Center but it has closed after a fire in Shola a year ago. The shopping center hasn't reopened since. But there's one DMC store tucked in Musa Bin Nussair street just off Olaya Road. It's opposite the Al Akariyah Shopping Center.
Here's a gallery of the items they carry (bongga sa dami!)...
|Threads and sewing boxes|
|Metallic and two-toned threads|
|More complicated but beautiful patterns|
|Cloth and fabrics|
|Needles and hooks|
|More tools for your crafts|
|For quilting and crocheting|
|More colors to choose from|
|Yarns for your projects|
|Zip 'em up!|
|Slim zippers and paddings|
|Vibrant and neutral colors in this counter|
|Delicate beaded trims up close|
|Chains and tassels|
|The trimmings are endless!|
|So many products to choose from... I got dizzy just looking!|
|The ribbon corner|
|Satin ribbons in plain, solid colors|
|Can you suggest ways on how to incorporate these into your crafts?|
|The button counter|
|Beads and more beads...|
|Ahhh, don't you just admire those colors?!|
|I'm to tempted to learn how to do beadings now.|
|Big stones for accents|
|So elegant and glamorous|
|The floral shelves|
|For head dresses, headbands, corsages, etc.|
|Masquerade ball, anyone?|
|Tiaras and crowns|
I'm quite sure you'll find a lot of products in the DMC store that would help in your needlework. Show me your finished products, okay? It's quite obvious I didn't "talk" much in this entry. Well, those colors in the photos captivated me so much I couldn't help but just share all the photos I took instead. Haha!
The DMC store is located in one of the buildings off Olaya Road. Just turn right on the traffic light in the corner of Al Akariyah or the building where New Look/Splash is. Drive slowly when you're already in the Musa Bin Nussair street. It's on the fifth building, I think, opposite the gate entrance of Al Akariyah Mall 1. Here's the map we used for the abaya entry... the red circles denote the Al Akariyah shopping complex. The blue circle indicates the DMC store.
|Click for larger version of map.|
Again, what can I say? Happy shopping! :) ~ Sundrenched