Safter's has been in Whitman for close to 90 years. The staff is knowledgeable. They offer such a great selection of fabrics and sewing and crafting supplies- from complex computerized sewing/embroidery machines to cross stitching kits, to the 'gimp' my kids love to use to make key chains. I am not a great seamstress, but I do dabble in crafts and make my kid's Halloween costumes, as well as crocheting. Saftler's more than serves my needs, and would be a wonderful place for anyone interested in fabrics and sewing.