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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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

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

Dainty Supplies LTD

THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR: Wedding & Events Department, Party & Gifts Department, Craft & Hobby Department, Haberdashery Department, Fabrics Department, Personalised Bespoke Flowers


Unit 32-36,
Phoenix Road,
Crowther Industrial Estate,
Washington NE38 0AD

Tel: 0191 416 7886

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

That Craft Place


32 Pevensey Road,
BN21 3HP

Tel: 01323301226

Closeout Spellbinders Die Cuts

Here at SaveOnHobbies we:
• Specialize in brand new, closeout Spellbinders die cuts
• Strive for 1 business day handling
• Ship 1st Class or Priority via USPS (Domestic & International)
• Have more than 150 different die cuts in stock
• Offer outstanding customer service, now in our 3rd year
Because they are closeouts, often when they are gone, they are gone for good. We invite you to visit our website today! Happy Crafting!


Online Orders only.

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

Across Town Stitching

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


Online Only

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

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

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

The Craft Room

We are the main UK supplier for Paplins quilling paper and accessories. Please visit us for a wide range of products for card making, scrapbooks, papercraft, home decor and jewellery projects. If you require anything not listed on our site please contact us for help as we have many more items in stock.


57 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2AU

Tel: 01626 336171


Loveknitting was founded by a small team working together in London. In April 2012 Edward, Kalli, Natalia and Serena got together and decided to create the best online knitting store they could possibly dream up. Their task is never finished and they work tirelessly every day to keep their customers smiling.


25 Denmark Street, London

Tel: 0845 5760 007

Dunelm Mill

Shop online for bedding, curtains, blinds, furniture, rugs and more at Dunelm Mill, The UK's largest homewares and soft furnishings store.

Address: Dunelm Direct, Green Street Radcliffe Manchester M26 3ED

Tel: 08451656565

Plush Addict

We have a warehouse full of amazing fabrics and haberdashery. Shop on the website for same day dispatch. Warehouse browsing Tue-Fri by appointment.


Mercury House, Station Road,
Edenbridge, TN8 6HL

Tel: 0845 519 4422


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

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

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


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

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


Hello from Starblaze, the home of card making, scrapbooking and papercraft. A one stop shop for all your needs from great tools to all sorts of sticky gems, flowers and paper. We stock key brands from Sizzix to Papermania and Martha Stewart to XCut. We are always happy to source products for you and we pride ourselves on value and service. Please visit us.


Online online order only

Tel: 01959 533567

LISU Wedding & Handmade Jewellery

We are an online jewellery store specialising in unique and affordable handmade jewellery for weddings, special occasions and every day wear. Bespoke items made to order.


Susan Hagen
52 Cardross Road
G82 4JQ, Scotland

Tel: 01389 730077

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

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


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

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

Coleshill Accessories

For all your needlecraft needs! Whether you are a beginner or experienced, on our comprehensive site you will find a selection of the best accessories and tools for Knitting, Quilting and Stitching. Enjoy browsing and don't forget to check out our special Offers.


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

Tel: 01202 813363

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

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