Make a teardrop fascinator and paint your shoes with Vibes & Scribes in Cork, Ireland.
How did you get started?
Vibes & Scribes started life as two bookshops in Cork City. After 15 years in the book business, in 2008 we diversified into arts and craft supplies. This proved so popular that three years ago we opened a three-floor craft emporium at 3 Bridge Street Cork and became the largest craft retailer of its kind in Ireland.
On the ground floor we have a wide range of dressmaking, quilting and bridal fabric as well as millinery supplies, haberdashery and trimmings.
The basement is dedicated to knitting and crochet, and we stock the widest range of 100% Irish wools and yarn in Ireland.
On the first floor we offer a broad range of craft supplies, from decoupage, jewellery making, card making and DIY wedding supplies to a choice of materials for the fine artist.
In autumn 2014 we launched our online shop, shop.vibesandscribes.ie which now features more than 10,000 crafting products.
Vibes & Scribes is now one of the largest retailers for craft supplies, art supplies, wool, fabric, haberdashery, and upholstery supplies in Ireland. Located in the heart of Cork City, Vibes and Scribes is one-of-a kind in Ireland as it encompasses the wide range of DIY possibilities. Vibes & Scribes also offers an online shop that features items from the massive collection available in store, shipped both locally and internationally. Across the shop and online, Vibes & Scribes’ prices are competitively low and the variety available is extensive.
The fabric section not only features textiles but also feathers, hat bases, lace, appliques, buttons, and many more supplies for millinery, fashion design, and upholstery. It is also well stocked in sewing and quilting supplies.
Not only is Vibes & Scribes one of Ireland’s largest sellers of DIY wedding supplies, our art and craft supply section offers a broad range of art supplies. Jewellery making, card making, decoupaging, scrapbooking, painting, drawing, and many more crafting pursuits all have a home here.
Where are you located?
We are located at 3 Bridge Street in Cork City, County Cork, near the heart of our beautiful, bustling city.
Which products do you specialise in?
Vibes & Scribes retails fabrics, millinery supplies, arts and crafts supplies, wool and yarns, and knitting and crochet supplies. Vibes & Scribes is also the largest retailers of 100% Irish wools in Ireland, supplying Irish wool from a wide variety of locations.
Do you have a particular favorite product that you sell?
Each of our staff members has a particular favourite in their own department. In the fabric department, we’re particularly fond of our dizzying array of quilting cottons. In our wool department, we love our hand-dyed Irish wools. Our craft department touts an amazing selection of spray paints, which is beloved as well by our tight-knit community of street artists in Cork City.
What's on the stereo?
Our eclectic and energetic staff all contribute their favourite music to our playlists, so any given day can give you an array of Top 40 hits, jazz and blues, indie acoustic, dance pop and traditional Irish music.
Where else should we visit in your area?
Very near our shop is a staff favourite in Cork, the Cork Coffee Roasters coffee shop, as well as a variety of tea rooms and fish-and-chip shops along the streets. From the front door of our shop, you can see Cork’s historic Bells of Shandon, and for a quick jaunt up the way, you can ring the bells yourself!
Do you host any workshops, classes or special events?
We host a bi-weekly knit and crochet group on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings, as well as demonstrations in a wide variety of crafts on Saturday mornings on our craft floor. As well, we hold in-store knit-a-thons for a number of charity groups in Cork City and abroad.
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
Our online shop, shop.vibesandscribes.ie, ships to Europe and the US. n our site, you can also see the blogs and Youtube tutorials that our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff regularly make, or you can sign up for our newsletter to hear about upcoming offers and events.
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