Scotland’s craft shop - Karelia House
The best craft shop in Scotland, is Karelia House. It is the craft shop that people travel to from all over Scotland.
It offers a comprehensive range of craft supplies and craft workshops. Quilting classes and quilting supplies, yarn. Knitting patterns, knitting classes and one of the best selection of wool you will find in any wool shops. Sewing and dress making classes. The staff are extremely knowledgeable.
What sets Karelia House Craft Shop apart from other Craft Shops?
There is a large dedicated craft workshop space, equipped with latest Brother sewing machines. Regular dress making courses with a wide selection of material from the fabric shop.
These craft workshops are designed for the beginner to the experienced. If you are just setting out to learn a craft, we recommend starting with one of these courses.
Small class sizes, generally limited to a maximum of six and a minimum of four. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Use of all sewing machines and sewing tools. There is expert instruction from Tracy, we can vouch for this as my wife attends the workshops.
Tracy is an experienced craft instructor with a loyal following. If you not sure what exactly you want to do, chat it over with Tracy and you will often find suitable solution.
For details of the craft courses currently on offer.
Craft people travel from all over Scotland to the Karelia knitting shop. It has a wide range of patterns for the beginner to the experienced. In addition you will be able to purchase knitting needles, a wide choice of wool. It is one of the best wool stores you will find anywhere.
Quilting is the process of sewing two or more layers of fabric together. The Karelia Quilt shop offers a wide choice of fabric, thread, patterns and all that you require for quilting. There are quilting classes where the beginner and the more experienced can learn how to sew or quilt.
Sewing and dress making
To give yourself the best chance, we recommend you attend a sewing course. On the course you learn dress making, being taught good sewing practices. You will be guided as to how much fabric is required. Fabric is expensive, so knowing the right quantities is important. You will learn the proper way to cut out your fabric. Plan the sequence of stitching. You will use the brother sewing machines and sewing tools, before you purchase your own. This is ideal, as it will give you an idea of what you want based on some experience of dress making.
Karelia House has a small in house cafe where you can relax with a cup of coffee and delicious cake or home-made soups and light lunches.
Karelia House Craft Shop Opening Times. Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturdays and Bank holidays 10am - 4pm.
Address: Karelia House Craft Shop, Comrie Bridge, Kenmore, Loch Tay, By Perth PH15 2LS
Tel: 01887 822027