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We plan to do some homeschooling of our daughter while in Mexico, and crafts are always a big part of that for us. How easily available are things like wool yarn and knitting supplies, beeswax, watercolor paper, sketch pads, bound blank books, etc.? We have big places like Hobby Lobby and Michaels here, along with little privately owned places, and are able to get everything we need before we go, but would rather not pack so much... We will be in Guanajuato.

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Mexico is famous for its arts and crafts; especially those using traditional and natural materials. However, the major cities will have craft shops and many of the larger 'papelerias' carry an amazing variety of supplies related to the needs of school programs and local artists. Of course, there are also artist's supply shops as well.
Perhaps there is a crafter in Guanajuato who can give you some specific guidance.

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As everyone said already, tere are plenty of stores that sell the kind of craft supplies you seek.
It should be especially easy to find these things in Guadalajara.
Finding good quality fabric, patterns, thread and buttons is not so easy.
Some US American chain stores are also in the larger cities of Mexico.

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I'm in Uruapan and looking for beading supplies; beads, findings, etc. What kind of shop would carry that sort of stuff?

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Thank you so much.

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We plan to do some homeschooling of our daughter while in Mexico, and crafts are always a big part of that for us. How easily available are things like wool yarn and knitting supplies, beeswax, watercolor paper, sketch pads, bound blank books, etc.? We have big places like Hobby Lobby and Michaels here, along with little privately owned places, and are able to get everything we need before we go, but would rather not pack so much... We will be in Guanajuato.

Iam homeschooling our children while we are here for my husbands expat assignment with his company. K12 provided most of our art supplies which we had shipped here ( a lot of my items were "lost" at customs) but I've been able to find a lot of supplies here as well. There is a little shop right outside our housing area that has a lot of unique items very reasonably priced plus places like Walmart, Costco, Sams, office depot, etc always carry art supplies as well. We are in the state of Guanajuato in Irapuato..in Guanajuato there are lots of little shops you can find supplies as well.

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Also Lumen, if there is one near you. (According to the linked website, there is one Lumen in Guanajuato state, in León.) They carry art supplies of all kinds (including hundreds of kinds of paper—scrapbookers, for example will find a lot for their needs) and a wide variety of school supplies.

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Okay so it's the only store that sells beads in Uruapan. It's a bit pricey but being the only game in town gives you that ability. I'm really looking for authentic, mexican or indian made beads so I'm still looking. The owner she can get me most anything I need so I've got artistic wire on order. I got something that may work for my purpose but I want wire. I think I'll try a hardware store unless anybody has a better idea.

For now, I'm content with what I found . . . the place is called El Jardin de Atzimba at Av. Americas No. 59. Lots of other crafty stuff too.

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Okay so it's the only store that sells beads in Uruapan. It's a bit pricey but being the only game in town gives you that ability. I'm really looking for authentic, mexican or indian made beads so I'm still looking. The owner she can get me most anything I need so I've got artistic wire on order. I got something that may work for my purpose but I want wire. I think I'll try a hardware store unless anybody has a better idea.

For now, I'm content with what I found . . . the place is called El Jardin de Atzimba at Av. Americas No. 59. Lots of other crafty stuff too.

Hello Jo.

I haven't seen much of you lately. I sincerely hope you have the best of luck on your new quest to stay there and really enjoy the lifestyle. Is everything as you expected or a bit different? I find slowly things will blend together after awhile and become new again.

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