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Art and Craft Shops in Basingstoke

Hobbycraft Basingstoke is the only place to find all your craft materials, art supplies, and craft workshops under one roof.

Address

Winchester Road
Basingstoke RG22 6HN
0845 051 6571

Store Info

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

Easter 2015

Good Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 4 April
Normal opening hours
Easter Sunday
CLOSED
Easter Monday
09:00 - 18:00

Store facilities

Craft Room
Free Parking
Paid Parking
Hearing Aid
Wheel Chair Access
Lift

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.

Store events

Paint and Splatter

Store : Basingstoke

Date : February 25, 2015 to April 01, 2015

Time : 11:00-12:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Young children

A group for toddlers and preschoolers. Paint and Splatter is a time to let your child explore all the different aspects of craft and let their imaginations carry them away.
25.02.15  - Yarn wrapped rainbows
04.03.15  - Pom pom painting
11.03.15  - Thumb print heart
18.03.15  - Tissue paper flower
25.03.15  - Paper cup bunny
01.04.15  - Peekaboo chicks
Art Group

Store : Basingstoke

Date : April 20, 2015 to May 18, 2015

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 art 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.
Scrap and Yap

Store : Basingstoke

Date : April 21, 2015 to May 19, 2015

Time : 13:00-16:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults

Tuesday afternoons are all about paper craft here in 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....

21.04.15 - Decorating Bags
28.04.15 - Covered Books + Fabric Cards
05.05.15 - Upcycling with papers
12.05.15 - Easel + Twisted Cards
19.05.15 - Wooden Crafts
Paint and Splatter

Store : Basingstoke

Date : April 22, 2015 to May 20, 2015

Time : 11:00-12:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Young children

A group for toddlers and pre schoolers. Paint and Splatter is a time to let your child explore all the different aspects of craft and let their imagination carry them away.

22.04.15 - April Showers
29.04.15 - Cupcake Fish
06.05.15 - Paper Cup Wind Sock
13.05.15 - Corn Mosaic Dragon Flies
20.05.15 - Snake Spiral
Bead and Banter

Store : Basingstoke

Date : April 23, 2015 to May 14, 2015

Time : 10:30-12:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults

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.

23.04.15 - 4 Thread Weave
30.04.15 - Bead Ball
07.05.15 - Creating Spiral Cages
14.05.15 - Sailor Knot Bracelet
Knit and Natter

Store : Basingstoke

Date : April 24, 2015 to May 22, 2015

Time : 13:00-16:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults

Come in to join our wonderful Knit and Natter group!
Running every Friday during school term times between 1pm and 4pm, we welcome knitting and crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels and abilities! Bring along your woolley projects and create in the surrounding of like minded crafters to share hints and tips.

The group is very popular and although you do not need to book, spaces are limited, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Mount Cutting Workshop

Store : Basingstoke

Date : April 25, 2015

Time : 10:30-16:00

Cost : £22.00

Suitable for : Adults

Cost: £22 per session or £40 for the day (including all 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 ready made frames or recycle old ones. Come away with two mounts.

13:30-16:00 Double Mounts Made Easy (Suitable for those who have attended the morning workshop or who can already cut a window 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 four 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.
An Introduction to English Patchwork - A Hand Sewn Technique Over Foundation Papers

Store : Basingstoke

Date : May 07, 2015

Time : 13:00-15:00

Cost : £20.00

Suitable for : Adults

Learn how to piece a table runner, a lap or cot quilt from chosen fabrics or scraps.

We will look at hexagons, tumbling blocks and tessellations over foundation papers. We will discuss samples and completed work as well as design concepts.

The class will include drafting instructions for each shape, plus the supply of foundation papers in different sizes for your chosen shape to use on the day. There will be card for template making as well as sampling remnants and sewing thread for use in class.
This technique is non-block and suitable for beginners. Each student should bring a notebook, pencil, ruler, glue stick, tacking thread, pins, sewing needles and paper/fabric scissors to class.

I hold a City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Diploma. I also have a BA and MA in Textiles (weaving).

Places are limited and booking is essential. You can book either through the contact page on my website www.teresastrachanwoventextiles.co.uk or via mobile 07721 414826. 

Payment will be taken in cash at the start of each session. Please feel free to browse my Etsy shop: TCSHandWovenDesigns.
An Introduction to Log Cabin

Store : Basingstoke

Date : May 14, 2015

Time : 13:00-15:00

Cost : £20.00

Suitable for : Adults

Learn how to piece a table runner, a lap or cot quilt from chosen fabrics and scraps.

We will look at variations of log cabin. Instructions will be given for technique including using foundation papers. Design concepts will be discussed, as well as samples and finished work.

The class will include the supply foundation patterns in different sizes if required. There will be card for template making as well as sampling fabric and sewing thread for use in class.

We will sew samples by hand in class, although access to a sewing machine is advised fro larger projects. This is a block technique and suitable for beginners. Each student should be bring a notebook, pencil, ruler, glue stick, tacking thread, pins, sewing needles and paper/fabric scissors to class.

Note: Foundation patterns are used in a multitude of design concepts.

I hold a City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Diploma. I also have a BA and MA in Textiles (weaving).

Places are limited and booking is essential. You can book either through the contact page on my website www.teresastrachanwoventextiles.co.uk or via mobile 07721 414826. Payment will be taken in cash at the start of each session.
An Introduction to Applique for use in Block Patchwork

Store : Basingstoke

Date : May 21, 2015

Time : 13:00-15:00

Cost : £20.00

Suitable for : Adults

Learn how to create a table runner, a lap or cot quilt from chosen fabrics or scraps.

We will look at applique using freezer paper and double-sided fusible bonding fabric. Instructions will be given for both techniques. Samples and finished work will be discussed.

I will supply simple applique patterns plus freezer paper for use on the day. There will be card for template making if required plus sampling fabric and sewing thread for use in class.

Both techniques require an iron, which I shall bring with me. I prefer to finish off applique blocks with a sewing machine; this will need to be done at home. Each student should bring a notebook, pencil, ruler, glue stick, tacking thread, pins, sewing needles and paper.fabric scissors to class. This technique is suitable for learners with some knowledge of zigzag sewing.

I hold a City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Diploma. I also have a BA and MA in Textiles (weaving).

Places are limited and booking is essential. You can book either through the contact page on my website www.teresastrachanwoventextiles.co.uk or via mobile 07721 414826. Payment will be taken in cash at the start of each session.