The Essential Craft Directory

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Whether you’re looking for a craft shop in your area or an online store to purchase new products and equipment in order to pursue your favourite hobby, The Essential Craft Directory can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Choose from our many recommended craft retailers and click through to find out just what they have to offer.

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Club Inspire

Club Inspire is an exclusive members-only club from Crafter’s Companion that is completely free to join and enables you to enjoy many exciting benefits, such as an automatic discount of at least 5% on all items on both the Crafter’s Companion and Beader’s Companion websites - plus the more you spend, the more you save! Plus you'll get access to free downloads and projects, exclusive offers and Sara Davies' personal blog!


Online Only

Tel: 0845 296 0042

One Stop Craft Shop Ltd

Shop online 24/7 or in our showroom every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 3pm.We have a huge range of cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies including ribbon, buttons, decoupage, toppers, paper, card and blank cards and envelopes. We also stock home decor products such as papier mache and wooden shapes and letters, stencils, paint and decoupage paper.
Showroom open Tues-Thurs 11am - 3pm


Colts Holm Road, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5QD

Tel: 01908 227001

Craft Creations

The place to buy all of your card making supplies. Our huge ranges of card blanks, die-cuts, découpage and topper sheets are all made by us here in the UK. Try our brand new Sally Moret designer packs; these lovely designs come in a fabulous selection of plain, patterned, floral and striped papers & card, along with beautiful sticky labels and die-cut sheets of handbags, shoes, flowers and butterflies.


Craft Creations Ltd, Ingersoll House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN8 9HD

Tel: 01992 781900

Siesta Frames Ltd

Accessories, tools and lights for Needlecraft, Paper crafts, Parchment, Quilling, Beading and more. We also have one of the biggest selections of Daylight lights and magnifiers.


Unit D , Longmeadow Ind. Est. Three Legged Cross, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 6RD

Tel: 01202 813363

Art of Crafts

Art of Crafts is for anyone who loves any type of craft. The blog features craft tutorials, interviews with crafters, craft business owners and authors, reviews of books, features on other craft based sites, showcases of designers I have found around the net, giveaways, craft competitions and much more.


Online orders only


Online and mail order unique craft items for your unique crafts for Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Soft Toy Making, Bridal Crafts and General Crafts, we offer a fast despatch as all items are kept in stock in large quantities. Trade enquires welcome.


Online and mail orders only

Tel: Telephone:- 01384 230000 Mobile:- 07751891754

The Soap Kitchen

Here you will find probably the largest selection of products and ingredients for the home-soapmaker and small business, all in stock and able to be shipped throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Please Note: We Do Not stock any products that are knowingly Animal Tested


Units 2 D & E, Hatchmoor Industrial Estate,
Torrington, Devon,
EX38 7HP

Tel: 01227 753181

Pink Frog Crafts and Cards

Welcome to Pink Frog Crafts and Cards your one stop shop for Dies, Die Cutting, paper, Card and CD's.


Unit 2A Morrisons Store, Barnfield Close, Chesterfield, S43 3UL

Tel: 01246 477951

Three bags full of wool

NORO and new MAGIA colours have arrived in store at Three Bags Full. We're all rushing our projects to be the first to knit a sample! Jump the queue by visiting the online shop before there's a fight! Also restocked......COLINETTE! Calligraphy, Mohair, Jitterbug and Firecracker all now available in store and online.


27 Market Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1HZ

Tel: 07739723292 or 01935 434376

Joanna Sheen Ltd

Always exciting new ideas and products from Signature dies to new CDs and rubber stamps. Hundreds of different company’s products and lovely samples to view.


Online orders only

Tel: 01626 872405

Itching to Stitch

Choose your design, give us the names and date …and we’ll do the rest. Quality bespoke kits for any occasion…
…and then there’s Wise Words


Online and mail orders only

Tel: 01756 770200


Deramores stock the biggest selection of yarn and patterns in the UK, with other 100,000 items available to buy for worldwide despatch.


Online orders only

Tel: 0800 488 0708

Country View Crafts
Free UK P&P on all purchases


Online orders only
Country View Crafts
Country View
6 Wrestlingworth Road
Potton, Sandy
Bedfordshire SG19 2DP

Tel: 01767 262 304

Anne Peak Fine Tip Glue Applicators

The 0.5mm metal tip applies tiny amounts of PVA Glue. Use with Fine Glitter, Flower Soft, Gem-Tac, Fray Stop or Wood Glue. Supplied Ready to Fill. For clean, professional work. No waste and no messy glue marks!


Online and Mail Orders only

Tel: 01524 411183

YarnCraft Ltd

Believed to be the first dedicated Internet shop offering exclusive own branded knitting wool of the highest quality, together with outstanding value and customer service.


Online Only

Cross Stitch Centre

Up to 30% off a huge selection of cross stitch, tapestry and embroidery kits and threads, from the leading suppliers. Secure, quick and easy ordering.


16 Fenkle Street,
NE66 1HR

Tel: 01670 511241

Tangled Yarn

Tangled Yarn is an online retailer specialising in luxury knitting yarns and contemporary knitting patterns, as well as stocking a wide range of knitting needles and crochet hooks. Founded in 2011 by Rachel Owen, Tangled Yarn stocks knitting yarns from smaller independent producers and indie dyers/spinners.

Tel: 0161 494 2053.

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design will allow you to discover an extraordinary network of human, technical and scholarly resources. Situated in an inspiring location alongside Tate Britain, you will also be studying at the centre of one of the world's great cultural capitals.


16 John Islip St London, Greater London SW1P 4JU

Tel: 020 7514 7751

Colray Crafts

A wonderful collection of cross-stitch kits and charts to suit everyone. With over 35,000 kits and charts, as well as Bucilla Felt Décor, there is something for you and all your stitching friends


Online online order only

Tel: UK Hotline +44 (0)56 0156 4335


The home of Iris Folding. Large range of card packs and papers. Trade enquires welcome.


Dee Brookes
4 St Nicolas Road
Rawmarsh Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S62 5ER

Tel: 01709 528885

Smugglers Needlecraft

In 1989 Chris, Geoff and daughter Penny created Smugglers Needlecraft. We stock fabrics, kits, threads, beads, accessories and anything else you could possibly need and have been described as 'The one stop stitch shop'.


3 Capstone Place,
Ilfracombe, Devon,
EX34 9TQ

Tel: 01271 863457

Foresight LED Illuminating Crafting Glasses

Light up your detailed work and put daylight quality light right where you need it! Perfect for Cross Stitch, Crafting, Model Making and Reading in Bed. Hands free light with added x1, x2 or x3 magnification from these high quality lenses and frames. Available in Black, Glitzy Pink, Tortoise Shell or Dusky Pink. Also Clip-On lights for prescription glasses. Complete with case and free extra set of batteries. Just £14.99 inc. UK delivery.


Order on-line or by the Freephone number below

Tel: FREEPHONE 0800 228 9745

Cygnet Yarns Ltd

Here at Cygnet Yarns Ltd we are dedicated to supply only the best in classical hand knitting yarns with consistent quality and reliable service.


12-14 Adelaide Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0EA

Tel: + 44 (0) 1274 743374

Rare Bird Ltd

Rare Bird Ltd is the home of Liz Welch’s Friendly Plastic® Shop. Liz has been teaching and demonstrating with Friendly Plastic™ for many years, and in the shop you will find the tools and materials as well as kits DVDs and a book to help you explore this fascinating modelling medium.


Rare Bird Ltd, 61 Shelford Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, NG12 1AJ

Tel: 0115 9336182

Ladybug Crafts

An exciting online store packed with an ever-increasing stock of rubber stamps and card making supplies for all your paper crafting projects. Check out the website and for fun challenges and giveaways visit our blog at; ladybugcrafts.


Ladybug Crafts
36 Quay Lane, Hanley Castle,
Worcester. WR8 0BS

Across Town Stitching

Buy Cross Stitch Patterns, Cross Stitch Kits, Anchor & DMC Threads


Online Only

That Craft Place


32 Pevensey Road,
BN21 3HP

Tel: 01323301226

Remember When

We offer a vast array of yarns ranging from designer yarns such as Araucania, Rowan, Debbie Bliss and Bergere de France; hand-dyed Colinette yarns through to the well loved Sirdar, King Cole, Patons, Cygnet, James C. Brett, Wendy, Robin, Rico and Twilleys. We also have a lovely range of scarf and sock yarns. We also hold weekly knit and natter groups.


80 High Street, Coleshill, West Midlands B46 3AH

Tel: 01675 466418


One of the baking industry’s leading equipment suppliers. From Chopping boards to professional ovens, we offer a wide range of equipment for baking Bread, Rolls, Pies, Sausage Rolls, Pizzas, Biscuits, Cakes, Puddings and ethnic products


Becketts Bakery Engineers Ltd, Fir Street, Heywood, Lancs, OL10 1NP

Tel: 44 (0)1706 364103


Craftsite specialises in card making supplies – including lots of dyes, embossing folders, stamps, inks, decoupage, and a vast range of paper and card. As well as thousands of card making products, the website has lots of useful information in the blog and over 100 step by step card making projects in the gallery. All are welcome to visit our factory shop – see our website for details.


Craftsite, Unit 6 Admiral Business Park, Nelson Way, Cramlington, NE23 1WG

Tel: 01670 714466

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