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Coming up for May…

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The Singer Shop

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.

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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 🙂

All the trimmings at Taliban Tailoring Materials

If you are on the hunt for zips, buttons, ribbons, trimmings, thread, beads, embroidered embellishments, chord and more then Taliban Store is for you. It is a hidden gem but is relatively easy to find (see map below – marked with a T). They are close to the roundabout on the corner of Hiteen Street and Rawadat Al Khail Street. Look out for their blue shop sign.

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Parking is reasonable in the mornings but even at busy times there is a regular coming and going of people, so if you hang around long enough you can usually slot into someones space as they leave. I have always found parking space in the street opposite the shop.

The shop isn’t large but their stock is bountiful. In other words it is bursting at the seams so be prepared to dig!

Don’t forget to look up. Every surface of this shop is covered in stock!
The thread wing – what you see in this picture is only the tip of the thread-berg! Regular machine thread and embroidery thread in an array of colors.


Wednesday Stitch Club

Sign up now for our Wednesday Stitch club!

9:00am to 12:00pm every week starting October 2nd

Come with friends, come make friends – either way join the club. Enjoy the comfort of the cozy room whilst you work on your handmade project whether it be crochet, knitting, embroidery, stitching the binding onto your quilt or even unpicking a recent disaster! It is all more fun to do in good company.

Cost: 15QR

Requirements: Just bring your project. Tea and coffee are provided.

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More social stitch, scrapbooking and painting groups will be organised for days and nights so watch out for more details!