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

KatZ XStitch

Online retailer of ‘all things cross stitch’, threads, wools, fabrics, canvas, kits, beads, frames, hoops, scissors and a wide range of other accessories, all at great value prices.


Online (with collections by arrangement only)

Tel: 0116 2827141

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

Create and Craft TV

Create and Craft is the world’s only dedicated craft channel providing specialist craft and hobby products. Broadcasting live 12 hours a day, providing educational and inspirational content.

Create and Craft,
Ideal Home House,
Newark Road,

Tel: Orderline: 09056 480480 Helpline: 08717 123455

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


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

Sew Knit Crafts

Stockist of a wide variety of accessories to do with knitting, crocheting, sewing & crafting including, books, magazines, yarn, needles, hooks, knitting & sewing bags, boxes and haberdashery. We cater for every level with materials designed for everyone from beginners to the very experienced with a wide variety of Craft kits for children & Adults, Cross stitch sets, including local Cotswold Scenery.

Address: 2 Cotswold Court, Broadway, WR12 7AA

Tel: 01386853779


We specialise in our own handmade die cut shapes, flowers and shaker boxes, all are complete and ready for you to embellish your projects. The die cut shapes cover a vast array of designs and most can be adapted to suit your needs. Some of our other products include beautiful good quality Mulberry Paper Flowers, ribbons, buttons and embellishments plus lots more crafty goodies. Items are all in stock and we offer a speedy friendly service. We will give you 10% discount off your first order to get you started use code FIRST10 at the checkout (please register first before using the code) Postage only £1.40 free for orders over £8


Online orders only

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

Modern Knitting

Find everything you need for your latest knitting project. Choose from thousands of knitting patterns, great value knitting yarns, a huge range of sock yarns, lace yarns, everything for baby knitting and a wide selection of knitting needles and book - and remember: free UK postage on all orders over £20


Westview, Patmore Heath Albury, Herts, SG11 2LY

Cottage Needlecrafts

Cottage Needlecrafts specialise in individually designed counted cross stitch kits and charts – truly unique personalized samplers to celebrate any occasion. Cottage Needlecrafts ‘NAME’ Sampler kits & charts are designed especially for you with 'ANY NAME', 'Any Message' & 'Any Characters' (from Fairies & Angels to Military & Sport). They also stock a range of Alphabet kits & charts so you can design lots of cross stitch ‘NAMES’ yourself!


Cottage Needlecrafts, 2 Trythogga Hill, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3NB

Tel: 01736 333277

Craft Department

Craft Department is a brand-new website from Debbie Cripps dedicated to bringing you the best craft materials on the market. With its Stitching, Felt, Button, Ribbon, Embellishment, Accessory, Display and Lighting departments, you are sure to find everything you need.


Unit R22 Enterprise Zone
Commerce Park
Frome BA11 2FE

Tel: 01373 454448

Cheshire Crafts

Address: 68 School Road,
Winsford, Cheshire,

Tel: 01606 543865


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

Ball and Needle

An online store specialising in a mix of budget and clearance yarns, half price cross stitch kits and all the usual crochet and knitting supplies.


Online Only

Tel: 01761 435269

Spinning Jenny, the needlework specialists.

Premier stockist of the ranges by: Lanarte, Thea Gouvenor, Permin, Eva Rosenstand, Rico-Design and other quality cross stitch.

Stockist of: DMC, Danish Flower Thread and Caron Threads.


Flasby, Skipton,
North Yorkshire.

Tel: 01756 749200


A full range of DMC threads, or a box containing all 447 colours. Material packs for Lavender & Lace and Mirabillia at half the cost.


61, Gloucester Road,
GL20 5SS

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

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

Pennine Outdoor

Pennine Outdoor have been providing fabric for many years, to thousands of satisfied customers, both corporate and private. We pride ourselves on our top quality customer service, great value and expert advice.


Online Only

Tel: 015242 63377


Visit our 10,000 sq ft, award winning retail superstore, based in Preston, Lancashire. We stock papercrafts galore, scrapbooking and hobbies/gifts along with all your favourite brands. Regular workshops and demos are also held here.


The Capitol Centre,
Winery Lane,
Preston, Lancashire,

Tel: 01772 880852

Sew Crafty

Maidenhaed’s Haberdashery Heaven
We have Trimmings, Buttons, Dress and Craft Fabrics, Ribbons and Beads

Find us on Facebook


3 High Street,

Tel: 01628 620703

Yeoman Yarns

We are suppliers of yarns and wools for machine & hand knitting, and have been a family-run business for over 25 years ... still thriving & growing, based on a rapid service, high quality, sensible prices & no nasty extra costs added onto the bottom of the order!


36 Churchill Way, Fleckney, Leicestershire, England LE8 8UD

Tel: 0116 2404464

Cardcraft Plus

Cardcraft Plus is your one-stop-shop for all your card making needs! We stock all of your favourite brands including Hunkydory Crafts, IndigoBlu, Crafter’s Companion, Tonic Studios, Tim Holtz and many more!


Online orders only

Tel: 01772 272572

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

The Little Wool Company

Online Knitting Yarn and Wool Suppliers UK for Knitting and Crochet Yarn, Kits, Patterns, Haberdashery and Craft Supplies.

At, I have created our own brand of yarns called Chilla Valley Alpaca, and these are processed within the UK at specialist mills. I also use local hand spinners, hand knitters and crocheters and mini mills.


Online and mail order store only

Tel: 01409 221699

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.

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