44 Alternatives to Shopping at Hobby Lobby Stores

The Greatest Oak Was Once a Little Nut Who Held (HER) Ground (re Hobby Lobby)

I know: Hobby Lobby has been like Disney World for us crafters and artists.

The first time I walked into a Hobby Lobby, I stumbled upon it on my way to the hotel after a long day of out-of-town meetings. I walked in the door, and a choir sang, lights twinkled, birds chirped… it was a total “I’ve found Heaven!” moment. Once we got a Hobby Lobby in our town, I could spend hours in there just looking, imagining….

Based on recent facts, I cannot in good conscience shop at Hobby Lobby any more. Here’s why:

Our employers should not be able to deny us our civil rights by forcing us to comply with their religious beliefs, whether they be Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jewish, or any other religion.

Below are some great alternative craft, yarn, hobby supply, fabric, and other related stores to choose from.

I’ve chosen these alternatives to Hobby Lobby based on what I’ve seen recommended in crochet groups and my own experience. The first sixteen have been recommended by members of Crocheters Anonymous on Facebook, where Joann’s frequently came up as a favorite. Where an affiliate link was available, I included it. ~Pamela

  1. Joann.com
    • 50% off single regular price item. Enter code TZDE365 at checkout. Expires 08/31/2014
    • 15% off your total purchase with code ZEMQ186
  2. Etsy
  3. Pat Catan’s
    • Pat Catan’s Craft Centers: Up to 40% Off Sale; no coupon code required.
  4. Knitpicks
    • Save up to 50% on Yarns Sale.
  5. Yarn Garage
  6. Stylecraft Yarns DK (Deramore)
    • Deramores: 15% Off Stylecraft Yarns with code SCDEAL.
  7. Knitting Warehouse
  8. Herrschners
    • Free shipping on $35+ with code E89.
  9. yarn-paradise.com
  10. Knitpicks
    • Free Shipping On Orders Over $50
  11. Mary Maxim
    • $5.00 off purchase of $40.00 or more with code FRSTORD
  12. Premier Yarns
    • Get 25% off with code ESWS25
  13. loop
    • Get Free Priority Mail Shipping on all Orders over $75
  14. Knitters Mercantile
  15. Yarn Factory Outlet
  16. Craftsy
  17. Leisure Arts
  18. Herrschners
    • Get Free Shipping with $35 purchase with code E89
  19. fabric.com
    • Up to 40% off during our Up to Forty on the Fourth Sale. Ends 07/07/14 Midnight ET.
  20. Hancock Fabrics
    • $10 Off your purchase of $50+ with code wxftnfy
  21. Michaels Stores
  22. Blick Art Materials
  23. Amazon.com
  24. Free Trial for Amazon Prime
  25. Amazon Baby Registry
  26. Amazon Wedding Registry
  27. FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students
  28. Ebay
    • Ebay Bucks: Get 2% back on qualifying items when shop and pay with PayPal.
  29. Annie’s
    • Get up to 92% off clearance products
  30. Maker Crate
  31. CreativeBug
  32. Interweave Store
  33. Paradise Fibers
  34. Blacksheep Wools
  35. Wool and the Gang
  36. Yarn Factory Outlet
  37. Fleabubs
  38. Red Heart
  39. Lion Brand Yarn
    • Lion Brand Yarn: Get 50% off with code ilikelion
  40. Stuff4
  41. Hobbycraft
  42. VBS Hobby (Germany)
  43. Bastel- und Hobbykiste – Wolle, Stricknadeln und mehr (Germany)The Greatest Oak Was Once a Little Nut Who Held (HER) Ground (re Hobby Lobby)

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