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Art and Craft Shops in Chelmsford

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


UA3 Chelmer Village Retail Pk
Chelmers Village Way
Chelmsford CM2 6XE
0845 051 6572
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Store Info

Opening hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:30 - 16:30

Easter 2015

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

Store facilities

Free Parking
Paid Parking
Hearing Aid
Wheel Chair Access

Visit us

  1. From A12 north and South:
    1. Take exit 17 onto the A130 signed Chelmsford.
    2. Follow the duel carriageway to the Army Navy roundabout. Do not take the flyover.
    3. Take the fourth exit onto A138 signed Springfield.
    4. Chelmer Village Retail Park is sign posted from the A138.

Store events

A Stitch in Time... Your Chance to Sew The City of Chelmsford Tapestry

Store : Chelmsford

Date : July 24, 2014 to July 24, 2015

Time : 10:30-16:30

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults & Children

To celebrate Chelmsford achieving city status, Hobbycraft and Coats (UK) Ltd are sponsoring the creation of the city's very own Tapestry.

  • We ran a competition to design the Tapestry and Chris Rhodes' design won.  Above is a picture of the start of the stitching of the Tapestry, featuring  local MP Simon Burns and members of our Knit & Natter Group. 
  • Our wonderful Knit & Natter Group have volunteered to oversee the stitching.
  • Everyone is invited to come to the store to stitch the Tapestry - don't worry if you have never sewn a stitch, there will be a short tutorial with our volunteers to ensure that the stitching is consistent.
  • A commemorative book will go with the Tapestry - giving those sewing the chance to add their name and comments about Chelmsford and sewing the Tapestry.  The book and the completed Tapestry will be donated to the City of Chelmsford, thus becoming part of the history of the new City.

If you or your group would like to take part then please email chelmsford@hobbycraft.co.uk with your contact details and a prefered time and we will endeavour to arrange a supervised sewing session.

This is your chance to become part of the living history of The City of Chelmsford.

Wednesday Knit and Natter Group

Store : Chelmsford

Date : October 15, 2014 to October 15, 2015

Time : 10:00-14:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults & Children


  • A friendly and free get together of needle craft enthusiasts. 
  • Just drop in, no need to book.
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks available. 

Chelmsford's Knit and Natter Group support craft projects to benefit the community by knitting cot blankets for Broomfield Hospital's Neonatal Unit, and by knitting Teddies for the emergency services to give to distressed children in traumatic situations.

Make Mother's Day with Together for Short Lives

Store : All stores

Date : March 14, 2015

Time : 11:00-16:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults & Children

Join us in store to celebrate mothers everywhere on Saturday 14 March as we support the charity Together for Short Lives. We'll show you some of our favourite ideas for making beautiful gifts and cards that will really make Mother's Day!