Basingstoke

Address

Winchester Road
Basingstoke
RG22 6HN

Opening hours

Monday
09:00 - 20:00

Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00

Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00

Thursday
09:00 - 20:00

Friday
09:00 - 20:00

Saturday
09:00 - 18:00

Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
0845 051 6571

Contact us

0845 051 6571

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Other stores nearby

There are no other stores within 20 miles.

Store events

  • World Record Pom-Pom Event With The Handmade Fair

    Date :
    May 01, 2014 to September 30, 2014
    Time :
    11:00-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    We’ve teamed up with Kirstie Allsopp and Mollie Makes to create the longest string of Pom-Poms and we need you to help make it a record!

    Simply make one or more pom-poms and drop them in the collection box next time you are in store - or join us for an afternoon of pom-pom making!

    All of your pom-poms will all be displayed at the Handmade Fair in September for the official Guinness World Record judgement!...
  • Scrap and Yap

    Date :
    September 02, 2014 to October 21, 2014
    Time :
    13:00-16:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Tuesday afternoons are all about papercraft here at Hobbycraft Basingstoke. Come along to our popular Scrap and Yap group and learn a different technique every week.

    Here's what we've got in store for you...
    • 02 Sept  - Tulle cards
    • 09 Sept   - Burlap cards
    • 16 Sept - Origami cards
    • 23 Sept - Cards for Together for Short Lives
    • 30 Sept - Die cut cards for Together for Short Lives
    • 07 Oct     - Pyramid cards
    • 14 Oct   - Cards using pegs
    • 21 Oct    - Canvas using die cut shapes
  • Scouting and Girlguiding Crafting Sessions

    Date :
    September 02, 2014 to October 24, 2014
    Time :
    16:00-20:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Hobbycraft supports Scouting and Girlguiding organisations. We offer a variety of in store crafting sessions for all ages.

    We are currently taking bookings for the Autumn term. For more information please speak to a member of the team in store or email basingstoke@hobbycraft.co.uk
  • Paint and Splatter

    Date :
    September 03, 2014 to October 22, 2014
    Time :
    11:00-12:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Young children

    Come along and allow your little artists to explore their creative sides. Drop in and have some fun with arts and crafts on Wednesday mornings. 

    Paint and Splatter is suitable for under five years.
    • 03 Sept - Paper rainbows
    • 10 Sept - Toddler wind chimes
    • 17 Sept - Egg carton snake puppet
    • 24 Sept - Ollie octopus
    • 01 Oct - Bug hat
    • 08 Oct - Jumping jellyfish
    • 15 Oct - CD fish
    • 22 Oct - Spider webs
  • Bead & Banter

    Date :
    September 04, 2014 to October 23, 2014
    Time :
    10:30-12:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Thursday mornings are host to a group for all who enjoy jewellery making and beadwork. Whether you're just starting out or the more experienced crafter, come along and share your passion.

    • 4th Sept   - Introduction to a wire jig & wire work
    • 11th Sept - Watusi style beading
    • 18th Sept - Square board Kumihimo braiding
    • 25th Sept - No class
    • 2nd Oct    - No class
    • 9th Oct     - Bead loom work
    • 16th Oct   - Wire & bead rings
    • 23rd Oct   - Firework earrings
  • Knit & Natter

    Date :
    September 05, 2014 to October 24, 2014
    Time :
    13:00-16:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Come in to join our wonderful Knit & Natter group!

    Running every Friday during school term times between 1pm and 4pm, we welcome knitting and crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels and abililties! Bring along your woolley projects and create in the surroundings of like minded crafters to share hints and tips.

    See you in store!

  • Cake Time

    Date :
    September 08, 2014 to October 20, 2014
    Time :
    11:00-12:30
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Join in the fun on Monday mornings with Sandra. Learn from her vast experience with the Wilton products. She's full of helpful tips and hints to make your creations amazing.

    Here's what we'll be covering in the coming weeks:

    • 8th Sept    - Smoothest sugar paste covering secrets shared.
    • 15th Sept  - Adding colour to your cakes & icing.
    • 22nd Sept - Pick up some simple piping icing skills.
    • 29th Sept  - Learn how to make piped roses.
    • 6th Oct      - Perfect your cut out letters & numbers.
    • 13th Oct    - No class.
    • 20th Oct    - Flower paste leaves using PME cutters.
  • Art Group

    Date :
    September 08, 2014 to October 20, 2014
    Time :
    13:00-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Come along and let your artistic waters run wild. This group is aimed at adults who love are and enjoy spending time with others who do too. The group is extremely relaxed and anyone can join in. Just pop along with your art work and get involved.
  • The Creation Station - Little Explorers

    Date :
    September 11, 2014 to October 23, 2014
    Time :
    13:00-14:00
    Cost :
    £5.50
    Suitable for :
    Young children

    Discover the secrets of the magic ideas box to inspire your child's natural curiosity ....

    Explore ideas and first concepts to nuture a passion for learning

    Discover the world around us through hands on arts and crafts creative fun

    Develop confidence, problem solving and social skills and creative awesome artworks, new friendships and treasured memories together.

    Come and join us every other week (11th and 25th Sept, 9th and 23rd Oct) for some arts and crafts fun. We'll be exploring texture this term and have some great sessions planned based on the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines.

    Sessions cost £6.00 or £5.50 if you book for the whole term. Siblings are £3.50 or £3.00 if booked for the whole term.

    For more information and to book please contact tracyhull@thecreationstation.co.uk 0844 874 7495 www.thecreationstation.co.uk FB the Creation Station Hampshire Basingstoke

  • National Cupcake Week

    Date :
    September 15, 2014 to September 20, 2014
    Time :
    11:00-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Join us on Monday 15, Wednesday 17 or Saturday 20 September for cupcake decorating demonstrations.
  • Pastel Painting Taster Session

    Date :
    September 20, 2014
    Time :
    10:00-12:00
    Cost :
    £20.00
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    An opportunity to experiment with pastels, with a choice of workshop images to complete. All materials provided.

    To avoid disappointment booking is essential. Places are limited to three per session. Payments in Cash only must be made to the Artist at the start of the session, to book your place contact Jackie Greenhowe on 07887 792020 or email jackie.greenhowe@gmail.com

  • Pastel Painting Workshop

    Date :
    September 20, 2014
    Time :
    13:00-16:30
    Cost :
    £30.00
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    An opportunity to tackle more challenging images, with a choice of images to complete. Bring your own work to finish or image to create. All materials provided.

    To avoid disappointment booking is essential. Places are limited to three per session. Payments in Cash only must be mader to the Artist at the start of the session, to book your place contact Jackie Greenhowe on 07887 792020 or email jackie.greenhowe@gmail.com

  • Docrafts Creativity Essentials for October

    Date :
    October 04, 2014
    Time :
    11:00-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Come and join us for a demonstration of the latest Docrafts Creativity Essentials papercraft range for October.

    Visit us in store between 11am and 3pm as our in store demonstrators share a range of tips, techniques, exciting ideas and a whole range of docrafts products. Learn how to create your very own paper craft creations, what ever your skill level or ability there is something for everyone!
  • Docrafts Creativity Essentials for November

    Date :
    November 08, 2014
    Time :
    11:00-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Come and join us for a demonstration of the latest Docrafts Creativity Essentials papercraft range for November.

    Visit us in store between 11am and 3pm as our in store demonstrators share a range of tips, techniques, exciting ideas and a whole range of docrafts products. Learn how to create your very own paper craft creations, what ever your skill level or ability there is something for everyone!
  • Mount Cutting Workshop

    Date :
    November 16, 2014
    Time :
    10:30-16:00
    Cost :
    £22.00
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Cost: £22 per workshop or £40 for the day (including materials)

    10:30-13:00 - Introduction to Mount Cutting (suitable for complete beginners)

    Learn to cut mounts and to calculate sizes so you can use readymade frames or recycle old ones.

    13:30-16:00 - Double Mounts Made Easy (suitable for those who have attended the morning workshop or who can cut a wondow mount)

    Learn to cut double mounts and to draw accurate lines around a mount, as well as other techniques to make your pictures look their best.

    Clear, friendly tuition with lots of tips and shortcuts.

    Places are limited to five people per workshop and will be run by Lynne separately from the usual demonstrations.

    Enquiries and payment should be made to Lynne via mobile (07908-961229), email (mail@lynnefriel.co.uk) or via her website (www.lynnefriel.co.uk), where you can also browse her paintings and papercuts.

  • Docrafts Creativity Essentials for December

    Date :
    December 06, 2014
    Time :
    11:00-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Come and join us for a demonstration of the latest Docrafts Creativity Essentials papercraft range for December.

    Visit us in store between 11am and 3pm as our in store demonstrators share a range of tips, techniques, exciting ideas and a whole range of docrafts products. Learn how to create your very own paper craft creations, what ever your skill level or ability there is something for everyone!
  • Mount Cutting Workshop

    Date :
    December 07, 2014
    Time :
    10:30-16:00
    Cost :
    £22.00
    Suitable for :
    Adults

    Cost: £22 per session or £40 for the day (including materials)

    10:30-13:00 Introduction to Mount Cutting (suitable for complete beginners)

    Learn to cut mounts and to calculate sizes so you can use readymade frames or recycle old ones.

    13:30-16:00 Mount Cutting for Box Frames and Textiles (suitable for those who have attended the morning workshop or who can cut a window mount)

    Learn to cut mounts for box frames, to use various 3D mounting techniques and to display textiles to look their best.

    Clear, friendly tuition with lots of tips and shortcuts.

    Places are limited to five people per workshop and will be run by Lynne separately from the usual demonstrations.

    Enquiries and payment should be made to Lynne via mobile (07908-961229), email (mail@lynnefriel.co.uk) or via her website (www.lynnefriel.co.uk), where you can also browse her paintings and papercuts.

Meet the team

Hobbycraft Basingstoke

If you haven't already experienced Hobbycraft Basingstoke, prepare to be amazed! With more than 35,000 products for 250 inspirational activities and hundreds of exciting ideas, you'll discover everything you need to get crafty. Including :

  • Art materials
  • Kids crafts
  • Home crafts
  • Baking
  • Paper crafts
  • Knit and stitch
  • Jewellery making

And, when it comes to organising a party and adding a personal touch your wedding, you'll find all of your favourite brands and everything you need.

In the meantime, check out our website - you can research the items you’re looking for then pop your postcode in the box provided and we’ll check if we have it in stock.

Come back to this page for updates on events we will be running soon in store and then pop by to get crafty with us!

See you soon

Laura and the team 
Store Manager
Hobbycraft Basingstoke

Our charity

Together for Short Lives logo

Together for Short Lives new window is our chosen charity. They are the voice for children, young people who are not expected to live to reach adulthood, and their families. They exist to make sure that these families have the best quality care and support wherever they live and for as long as they need it.

You can find out more about this wonderful children's charity and donate on the Together for Short Lives new window website, or Like them on Facebook new window and follow them on Twitter new window.

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Visit us

  1. From M3: 
    1. Exit at J7 taking 1st exit onto the A30 signposted Basingstoke.
    2. Continue on the A30 at next 2 roundabouts towards town centre.
    3. At Brighton Hill roundabout take 1st exit onto Winchester Rd signposted Oakley.
    4. Hobbycraft is next to Comet.
  2. From town centre car parks:
    1. Follow signposts towards Houndmills/The ring road.
    2. At the Thorny Croft roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A340 (Signposted Ring road/Winchester).
    3. At the Winchester Rd roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A30 (Signposted Salisbury/Southampton/M3).
    4. At the traffic lights continue until the Brighton Hill roundabout then take the 4th exit onto the Winchester Road towards Oakley.
    5. Hobbycraft is on your left next to Comet.