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Brooklyn General Store

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Brooklyn General Store resides tucked away on a sweet block west of the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods (on Union Street, between Columbia & Hicks).

Brooklyn General Store was created in an effort to provide the highest quality materials to a community of devoted artists and craftspeople and to promote making things by hand through inspiration and education. Not only is it a place to feast your eyes and hands on glorious colors and patterns and textures but it is a place that respects and honors a time when a trip to the country store was a way of life. It is a place where a visit for a yard of fabric turns in to a hour sharing and teaching with other people in our creative Brooklyn community. It is a haven where you can leave behind the city swirl and relish in a quiet place filled with inspiration and support for any project you can dream of.

Following its mission to promote all things handmade, Brooklyn General offers a wide variety of classes in knitting, sewing, quilting, furniture upholstery, felting, spinning, rug hooking and embroidery. Classes are limited in size in order for students to have ample individual attention. Studio time with our fantastic new BERNINA classroom machines is also available. BrooklynGeneral.com was created to share our carefully picked goods with all the creative souls outside of Brooklyn, NY.


Mon - Thu:
12:00PM - 07:00PM
Fri - Sat:
12:00PM - 06:00PM
12:00PM - 05:00PM

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Brooklyn General is a fantastic store. The owners are as lovely and helpful as the selection of yarns is big. They also have a large selection of really beautiful fabrics. And, the space is roomy and comfortable.


by Susie on Tuesday, Jun 15 2010 at 08:33PM CDT

Best store in Brooklyn hands down. Fiber is current and the atmosphere is relaxing. Good food in the neighborhood too.


by PassionKNITly on Monday, May 18 2009 at 01:00PM CDT

I wish that I could get to this place more often! Seems like my time at Brooklyn General is relegated to summer Fridays and occasional weekends when I'm not at my boyfriend's. I love the atmosphere, the yarns, the fabrics and I always leave there feeling quite inspired!


by sassystitchess on Thursday, Nov 15 2007 at 10:12AM CST

I spend a lot of time at this place! There is a table in back for just sitting and sewing and when the place isn't so busy (its more busy around the holidays) the staff are happy to chat through a project with you. There is just a TON of yarn and fabric to choose from and they carry wood straights, addi turbos and a full line of lantern moon needles. Oh, and the bags are to die for. I often by gifts for "non-crafties" here!

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