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

Bee Crafty

We have a wide range of patchwork quilting fabrics, wool for knitting and crochet and beads. Weekly social stitching and classes every weekend.


Unit 3, Brook Farm,
Thrapston Road, Ellington,
Huntingdon, PE28 0AE

Tel: 01480 891746

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

Bluebell Girls Papercraft

We stock many of the well-known brands inc. Kanban, Dovecraft, Avec, Stamps Away, Mamelok Press, Hunkydory Crafts, Nancy Watt, La Pashe, Joanna Sheen, Sakura, Sandra Kuck, JeJe, Doodey, Craft Creations, Debbi Moore Designs, Nellie Snellen, Pergamano (parchment), Jenigami cd-roms, My craft studio cd-roms, Dufex, Flower Soft, Letraset to name a few.

We aim to post your order to you within 24 hours (week-ends/bank holidays allowing).


Online orders only

The Craft Barn

At The Craft Barn our highly experienced team are committed to helping you get the most from your crafting by sourcing new and exciting craft supplies and products for you to try. We also run regular classes and demos at our shop and our blog has lots of samples and ideas to inspire you, check it out here


Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4EJ

Tel: 0844 800 8551

Merly Impressions



Online only

Tel: 07913 394451

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.


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

Burhouse Beads

Burhouse Beads is the UK’s only exclusively wholesale Beads & Findings supplier. With over 40 year’s experience of supplying Jewellery Designers and Bead & Craft shops.


Quarmby Mill,
Tanyard Road,
Oakes, Huddersfield,
Yorkshire, HD3 4YP

Tel: 01484 845100

Gregory Knopp

Can you finish your project with a button? Do you want to make it unique?

There are over 500 different button packs on the website. And they are arranged in groups to help make it easier for you to choose.


Online orders only
Gregory Knopp, 14 The Rise, Gillingham, Kent ME7 3SF

Tel: 01634375706

Hunkydory Crafts

Voted the UK’s favourite papercraft range, Hunkydory Crafts stock a fabulous selection of papercraft for all the avid card makers out there! Quality is always at the forefront of Hunkydory products, from the 350gsm card stock to the luxurious foiled card and innovative design work. You can also join Club Hunkydory for FREE and order your exclusive gift, Dragonfly Dance.


Online only

Tel: 01772 272577

Craft Supplies Direct.

3-in-1 Advanced Craft glue. Dries Crystal Clear. Fast Grab & Fast Dry glue. Acid free & Fitted with a precision nozzle. No Bleed Through. Works on Glitter paper.

Use voucher code “save” to obtain a 20% saving from our online shop


Online orders only

Tel: 07799 167 708


This award-winning arts and crafts stall in Durham Indoor Market is a treasure trove of materials, kits and products to delight and excite any crafter. Crafty Nook Craft Classes Held every 10 days approx (not bank holidays) within the market at Cafe Cenno, located upstairs. 5pm to 8pm. £7.50, 10% Discount on Crafty Nook purchases on night. Contact Susan for details Open 9am to 4.30pm, 6 days a week


Unit 27, Durham Indoor Market, Durham, DH1 3NJ

Tel: 0191 374 0877

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre

Monkton Elm Garden Centre aspire to being the garden centre destination of choice. We pride ourselves on Quality, Value and Service. As a family run business our mission is to share our passion and inspirational ideas for gardens, homes and lifestyle living in a peaceful environment with friendly, knowledgeable staff.


Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8QN

Tel: 01823 412381

Across Town Stitching

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


Online Only

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

Addicted 2 Craft

Addicted 2 Craft is a craft retail business that also provides ongoing teaching and support to customers, in the form of regular card making, jewellery making and home décor craft classes, in Horsley, near Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

Tel: 01453 836541


Daylight Company Official Site. daylight™ table and floor lamps reduce eye-strain and give you the best colour matching so you can read, cross stitch, paint and much more.

Address: Online orders only

Tel: 020 8964 1200

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

Michael Powell Cross Stitch Art

Welcome to the wonderful, unique and magical world of Michael Powell. Our designs cater for everyone from the most experienced stitcher to the beginner. He continues to add to his Mini Kits range and has just added three lovely new cottage to the Mini range of designs. Visit your local stockist or buy direct from the lovely website.


Online orders only

Tel: 02920 496000

Make Me

Spend a creative few hours learning a new skill in an inspiring environment. Choose from over 40 workshops that take place in studio based in a 19th century kitchen garden in Cobham, Surrey.


MakeMe Workshops, The Medicine Garden,
Downside Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3LU

Tel: 07711 392 228

Cheshire Crafts

Address: 68 School Road,
Winsford, Cheshire,

Tel: 01606 543865

Laughing Hens

Laughing Hens - Online Shop for all your Knitting & Fabric Needs.
Welcome to Laughing Hens, your online shop for Knitting & Crochet from suppliers including Debbie Bliss, Rowan, Artesano, Noro, Cascade,, Cath Kidston, Louisa Harding, Addi, using Mohair, Alpaca, Merino, Pure Wool, Organic wool, Cotton. Haberdashery. Workshops.


The Croft Stables, Station Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7JN

Tel: +44 (0) 1829 740903

That Craft Place


32 Pevensey Road,
BN21 3HP

Tel: 01323301226

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

The Bead Pot

We are an independent bead shop supplying Jewellery Making Kits, Pandora Style beads, Miracle Beads, Sterling Silver beads and more, all in the heart of the beautiful city of Canterbury.


50 Palace St, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY

Tel: +44 (0)1227 784844

Little Claire

Our products are UK designed and manufactured and we get really excited when an idea comes to fruition and ends up as a real live stamp and is translated into a beautiful card.

Address: Online orders only

Tel: 0844 8004376

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