For those who love to knit, sew, draw or make art, here are some places to shop and also groups to join or classes to learn new techinques.
Kaspar Harnisch (Glockenspielpl. 1) is a nice art store in the center of Graz and has a big selection of art supplies and frames. Also offer art classes. They have a second store nearby full of crafts materials.
Boesner ( Alte Poststraße 171) is the biggest art store and has free parking (although the street is under construction until end of 2019). It’s a warehouse style store full of art supplies. They offer art classes too.
Sewing / Crafts
The following shops have nice fabrics, patterns & books, sewing supplies and offer classes.
Nicoles Nähkästchen ( Tummelpl. 5) Boutique sewing & fabric store
elna brother Nähcenter (Annenstraße 6) This store has been around for almost 30 years and can repair / service sewing machines.
Stoffgeschichten (Leonhardstrasse 36) Boutique sewing & fabric store, also offers organic fabrics.
Stoffwerkstatt (Feuerbachgasse 10) sewing & fabric store. You can also rent sewing machines and sew on the spot here.
Juanitas Nähbox (Talweg 1 ) offers sewing classes for adults and kids at her studio and also in places around Graz.
Hirt – Knöpfe, Näh. u. Handarbeitszubehör (Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai 34) Aso a great selection of buttons, sewing, cloth making tools, fabric and accessories.
These two stores have a big selection of cheap fabrics and other sewing / craft supplies.
Happy Home (Kärntner Str. 506)
Stoffland Graz (Liebenauer Hauptstraße 119)
Wool / Yarn
Glücksfaden Graz (Färbergasse 4)
Maschenwerkstatt (Mariahilferstraße 5)
Venier ( Lilienpark 1)
TEDi ( Jakominipl. 14 and several other places in Graz) has lots of cheap crafting materials. Useful for kids too.
Flying Tiger (Fischer-von-Erlach-Gasse 1) has fun cheap crafting materials & projects especially for kids.
Sewa (Annenstrasse 17 & Reitschulgasse 22) cheap wool and decorative items.
Action (Karlauerstrabe 71) very cheap art supplies, crafting materials and wool.
Classes & Groups
Seddwell Center ( Dreihackengasse 32 ) offers regular crafting afternoons on Thursday (English & German spoken) where you can bring your own project to work on while chatting to other crafty people over tea & cake. (Highly recommened as I’ll be there too 🙂 ) Seddwell also offers workshops such as drawing, jewelery making, sewing etc. You can follow their facebook for updates.
Textile Collective Graz are the two of the most wonderful ladies who teach great stitching classes such as Visible Mending (in English).
Urban Sketchers Graz meet once a month to sketch in different areas of Graz (English & German spoken). All levels warmly welcomed, including complete beginners. This is hosted by the lovely American artist Sarah Löcker. She also offers workshops on botantical drawing, printing and more. You can follow her on her blog.
DruckZeug offer fun linoleum cuts & stamping classes at their printing workshop. They can also speak English.
Oma’s Teekane ( Nikolaipl. 1) offers occasional kniting afternoons and other crafting events. They can usually speak some English.
The VHS / adult education school (Köflacher Gasse 7) offer affordable art classes in German. (Especially cheap if you receive the €60 Bildungsscheck). New classes start in October and registration begins September 2nd. They can fill up fast so register early!