I find it a challenge to find supplies for my cross stitching hobby. However, I am not solely dependent on Ebay, though I have favourite Ebay Sellers. Kota Kinabalu town is not a desert for cross stithers but an oasis in a desert, so there is still hope.
DMC Suppliers in Kota Kinabalu
My favourite spot for DMC floss in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is Syarikat Meelo, located at A47 1st Floor, Centre Point Sabah, KK and the other alternative (but with fewer choices) is Syarikat Leton (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, 1 Blok E Lrg Tiong Hwa Segama, KK. Still, they don’t provide all DMC threads – only the Mouliné Stranded Cotton Art. 117, and not all 454 colours. But they also have Anchor floss and another brand that I’m not familliar with.
Meelo also offers the Aida fabric but I don’t think they have Aida 14 and above. The smallest count, I think, is Aida 11. Only plain fabric, no DMC Impressions, Aida band, etc. But who knows, they might think of expanding their collection one of these days…
As for cross stitch books, they are a rarity here in KK. Popular/Harris bookstores offers some cross stitch books and magazines but they are quite expensive. Luckily nowadays, there are online shops in abundant.
– DMC Suppliers in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Update : 14.02.2017 – Sad to inform that Meelo is no longer operating at CPS KK, and I don’t know whether it has moved to another place or has closed down. In this present economy, I see many small businesses closing down so unless somebody has better info, I’d hazard a guess that it is no longer operating.
The good news is that there are other places offering DMC floss. For more info, please read my other post DIY Cross Stitch For Beginners.
Happy stitching! 😀