Here is another must know shop location if you are not familiar already. The Singer shop…yey!
It does not have a tag on Google maps but the Al Badie Music shop does, which is next door on the same corner of the roundabout.
As well as selling and servicing a range of Singer sewing machine models they also sell a variety of sewing notions such as pins, needles, scissors, interfacing, buttons, zips and such.
Notably they have a good stock of knitting and crochet supplies. A full selection of needles in different sizes and a reasonable stock of wool choices.
They also have a good selection of DMC cotton for 3QR a skein. They also have embroidery aida in different sizes.
And if I haven’t sold them as a great go to then you have to visit for their felt. They reliably (up until now anyway) have a nice selection of felt that you can buy for around 20-25qr a meter depending on who you talk to.
Hope you get to visit them soon 🙂