Tokushio is a good place to find material for fabric-related crafts, as the “DIY Crafts World” notation on this two-floor shop reminds shoppers. Its variety of products include yarn (NT$10), wool-knitting tools (NT$35-480), DIY bags (NT$60-160), beads (NT$30-450), accessories (NT$30-40), Chinese knots, all kinds of wires (NT$30-300, handle ribbons (NT$30-400), patchwork supplies (NT$30-40), plastic flowers and other original handmade materials. The store has grown and transformed since Chiu Shih-tou opened it in 1950. Today, the business is run by grandson Jack and all the members of his family, who have upgraded to the digital era with a popular website that offers perks to subscribed members. As you cross the doorway here, you’re surrounded by creativity, expressed through so many colors, textures and shapes. Artists will appreciate the staff’s attentive service and ability to find exactly what they need. If you are a DIY crafting newbie, you can also join crafting workshops here (NT$150-900), with necessary material provided.
中區三民路二段83號(台中市第二市場) (04) 2225-5436
83, SanMin Rd, Sec 2, Central Dist (2nd Market) 10 am-7 pm