When I started my craft journey in Chennai, I was searching for shops to buy craft materials. My search led to many wonderful art and craft shops in Chennai and I thought this list will be helpful for newbies like me who are starting their craft journey. So without any further ado here are the 10 Art and Craft shops in Chennai.
1.The Craft Shop
Name any craft materials you will find in “The Craft Shop”. Not only, they have products of all brands, they have their own flagship brand Craftreat which has various products like stencils, scrapbook paper, chalk paints, decoupage, 3D decoupage. Clay materials like Thai clay, polymer clay (sculpey brand) and clay tools are available here. Priya Satish, the owner of the shop, is really helpful and they also do home delivery of the products.
International brands like folkart, primo,Heroarts, spellBinders, TimHoltz are available in the craft shop in Chennai.
If you are new to crafting and looking for kits to start your craft journey, you can buy craft kits – https://thecraftshop.in/5844-craft-kits
The Craft shop provides free ebooks for craft lovers, which you can download and try new projects. The link for the same https://thecraftshop.in/content/19-Download-Free-ebook
#25, First Floor, 29th Cross Street,
Indira Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020
2. Mudra stamps
I always used to wonder why there are not any local brands in craft stamps. I was fed up of seeing stamps of foreign brands or poor quality Chinese brands.
When I came to know about Mudra stamps, I was happy that the stamps are from India. The joy became triple folded when I knew the owner is from our Chennai city. They offer a wide range of stamps in various themes and also they have stamps in Indian themes!!! The stamps are of excellent quality, they stick and observe the ink properly and patterns come out well. They have stamps based on our Indian festivals like Pongal, Diwali and Rakhi theme.
They not only make stamps they also have their own brand cardstock, chipboard, inks embellishments, dies and stencil.
You can make unique gift envelopes, cards using Mudra products and sell them, check the address of the craft shops in Chennai.
I used Mudra stamp in my scrapbook to make it more grand.
Check the link if you like to know more about it.
No. 15, Back side portion, Sree Maathrey, New, 6, 2nd Trust Link St, Mandavelipakkam, Mandaveli, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028
Check out for more inspiration from their blog – http://www.mudrablog.com/
Their products are also available in The Craft shop and other online stores.
3. Anandha Stationery
Anandha Stationery is heaven for art lovers. Sketchbook, art supplies, art medium, Canvas, Watercolor book, Inks, brush , paper, and drawing supplies, you will get in one place. Sakura, Art philosophy, Prima, Kuretake, Winsor & Newton , you name any international brand they will have it. Their own brand Jain Watercolor sketchbook, cardstocks are of top notch.
The owners of the shop are helpful. When I am in doubt, they guided me to the right products and also gave me quick tips on how to use the products.
My first mixed media kit was from here!!!
Address for the craft shop in Chennai
3&4, Marothi Complex , 1st floor lattice bridge road, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600 041
4. Hindustan trading company
My first art shopping experience in Chennai happened in Hindustan trading Company. I was awestruck with all the art products in the shop. From international brands to Indian brands, they had all kinds art products in the shop.
5. Itsy bitsy
Itsy bitsy spider went up the spout 🙂 I just go in happy mood when I visit their shop, all my baby scrapbook will have a Itsy bitsy embellishments. From sewing to jewelery making, Scrapbooking to card making, party supplies to gift wraps, decoupage or mixed media, for every craft needs you can visit their shop
My first scrapbook where I used Itsy bitsy embellishments to make it grand.
6, Bishop Wallers Ave W, CIT Colony, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
They also have a branch in Anna Nagar. Craft shops in Chennai.
6. Madras Bazaar
If you are eager to learn Resin art and wanted to buy craft materials for the same, your one stop is Madras Bazaar. They have variety of resin moulds , resin dye, embellishments, miniatures, metal charms, sprinkles and dry flowers for your resin craft, the list goes on and on.
Just check out their Geode box tutorial, how beautiful it is.
For inspiration and ideas please visit their blog – https://madrasbazaar.wordpress.com/
7.The Element Craft studio
At last a craft shop in OMR side, The Element Craft studio Chennai’s branch is in Pallikaranai. TECS has variety of MDF bases, decoupage papers, mdf bases, all basic decoupage supplies like glue varnish, texture paste, miniatures, Chalk paints, scrapbook paper packs, resin art supplies including molds, resin, pigments.. Flowers, pollens and fillers, Shells and many more….
Their MDF bases are of good quality, you can get shadow box, MDF box, pen stand, decorative stands, office organisers, Fridge magnet base, cutlery holder, name plates,watch boxes and many more.
You can use chalk paints and decoupage and easily decorate the base.
Here is a project where I used MDF base from TECS for my baby scrapbook project.
2104, Appaswamy Mapleton, Velachery Main road, Pallikaranai, Chennai, TamilNadu – 600100
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sindhuvikhram/
8. The Craft shop – VR mall
The Craft shop in VR mall sells all craft materials from inks, chalk paints, decoupage glue, sheets, mix media, diy kits, stencils , embellishments. If you visit VR mall, do visit the store. They also organise workshop where you can learn amazing crafts.
Shop #T-21,VR CHENNAI, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Anna Nagar West, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040
9. Rainbow Enterprises –
If you go to Sowcarpet don’t forget to visit Rainbow enterprises.
They have all art and craft materials, emboss painting kit,glass painting kit,warli painting kits ,terracotta clay, craft tools, drawing materials and quilling materials. They also have various embellishments, stickers, jewellery kits, embroidery threads and laces.
RAINBOW ENTERPRISES, 71, Narayana Mudali Street, Sowcarpet, George Town, Chennai
10. R.S. Shopping centre
Right at the LB road signal you can’t miss RS shopping centre. They have all craft materials like paints, threads, embellishments, buttons, beads, craft kits , papers. If there is any new craft those kits will be immediately available with them.
No: 73, Opp to Adyar Telephone Exchange LB Road, Kamraj Ave 2nd St, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020
11. Ambika Beads
If you wish to start bead craft and get different types of beads, you must visit Ambika beads in Sowcarpet. They have variety of beads in different types – wooden , plastic beads and also in different sizes and shapes. They are of good quality and reliable.
SHA Vijaykumar nathmal 30 Perumal Mudali street Sowcarpet Chennai – 600001Ph 04425360603
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