For materials in Chennai:
There is also one in Nungambakkam.
Oil Paints, Acrylic Paints, Water colours, Paint brushes, Paper, Canvas. These two stores have branded products like camlin, fevicryl etc. Dont expect a variety of stuff as these are primarily book shops.
There are many wholesale stationary shops in chennai that sell paints, brushes, paper and canvas, which am not aware of.
3. Raja Thread Store,
in the lane beside textile india,
off Ranganathan street,
Embroidery Supplies, Crochet supplies, Knitting supplies, Fabric paints, Glass paints. Got a variety of crochet threads, anchor embroidery kits, beads and other embroidery notions, acrylic yarn for knitting. Go to the stores backroom if you want to explore.In this lane, there are make shift sellers selling embroidery notions (dont forget to bargain).There is one more craft store
in this lane and another in ranganathan street. forget names of both of them
4. R.S fancy store
Opp to adyar telephone xchange,
on lattice bridge road.
(adyar telephone exchange is on lattice bridge road and very near to adyar bus depot)
5. Adyar thread emporium,
lattice bridge road,
before lancer showroom,
6. Tina, the art and craft shop.
No.11, TNHB Shopping Complex,
100ft Road, Vadapalani,
painting brushes, painting kits like glass painting kits, embossing painting kits, sand painting kits, stitch painting kits, pvc painting kits, flower making kits, nib painting kits and candle making kits.
Royal fancy stores,
shop no 17&18, Annai satya bazar,
(Rated by 3 Council Members)