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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.

Address

UA3 Chelmer Village Retail Pk
Chelmers Village Way
Chelmsford CM2 6XE
0845 051 6572
Other stores nearby Basildon Harlow Romford

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

Free Parking
Paid Parking
Hearing Aid
Wheel Chair Access
Lift

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY

  • 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.

Crafty Hour Parties with Betty's Braiding and Craft

Store : Chelmsford

Date : February 25, 2015 to June 01, 2015

Time : 11:00-16:00

Cost : £6.50

Suitable for : Children

Parties can be held at times to suit you.

Craft Parties for groups of six to 12 children, suitable for girls and boys ages two to 16 years.  

You can make two crafty mini projects, or one designer project. Choose from an exciting selection of craft makes such as:
Funky Pen-Pots, Dough Magnets, Door Plaques, Designer Plates, Jewellery Making, Suncatchers, Mini Clay Insects... and more!

Price excludes refreshments, however refreshments can be provided by Betty's Braiding for an additional charge.

Contact Betty for more information:
bettysbraiding@live.com / Mob:  07525 270873
Want to Learn Calligraphy? Register Your Interest for Classes

Store : Chelmsford

Date : March 16, 2015 to June 01, 2015

Time : 10:00-19:30

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults

Cost of class to be advised.

Calligraphy is the Art of Beautiful Handwriting.

NEW Classes for beginners here at Hobbycraft Chelmsford.
  • Learn the basics and more.
  • Improve your handwriting.
  • Add to your card-making skills.
  • Learns scribes' secrets and tricks.
  • Enjoy creating your own unique style.
  • Class materials and equipment supplied.
  • Friendly, easy to follow instructions.
  • Cost to be advised.
For details of the next available classes, call/text: 07956 544262
Or email:  info@penpushers.com
Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather

Store : Chelmsford

Date : March 27, 2015

Time : 11:00-13:30

Cost : £5.00

Suitable for : Adults & Children

Come along to our store and learn these popular needle crafts: Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather, a very talented crafter with lots of teaching experience. You can make squares for cushions or blankets, flowers, snowflakes, toys, garments or any pattern of your choice. 

  • Bring your own materials (or try out some of Heather's.) You will need 3.25 knitting needles or crochet hooks for toys and flowers, 4 mm knitting needles or crochet hooks for squares, cushions or blankets; and double knitting odd balls of wool.
  • Learn to make cute cross stitch cards or kits.
  • Snowflake's cotton and hook available to buy on the day.
  • A small cross stitch kit to try, Heather has a starter initial, material and thread for beginners.

The classes are charged at £5 per person per hour, so you can stay as long as you wish and learn at your own pace.


For more information, or to book, contact Heather : heathers.crafts@btinternet.com or Mob: 07901 914848.
Spring Colours Hair Braiding - Drop in Session with Betty's Braiding

Store : Chelmsford

Date : March 28, 2015

Time : 12:00-18:00

Cost : £3.00

Suitable for : Children

  • Welcome in Spring with some gorgeous hair braids, all materials provided by Betty's Braiding.
  • Bring along your friends and have matching hair braids.
  • Cost is £3.50 per braid.

Drop in or Text to book:  07525 270873

These classes are run by Betty's Braiding and Craft. Please visit the below website for more info: 

www.facebook.com/bettysbraiding

Email:  bettysbraiding@live.com

Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather

Store : Chelmsford

Date : March 29, 2015

Time : 11:00-16:00

Cost : £5.00

Suitable for : Adults & Children

Come along to our store and learn these popular needle crafts: Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather, a very talented crafter with lots of teaching experience. You can make squares for cushions or blankets, flowers, snowflakes, toys, garments or any pattern of your choice. 

  • Bring your own materials (or try out some of Heather's.) You will need 3.25 knitting needles or crochet hooks for toys and flowers, 4 mm knitting needles or crochet hooks for squares, cushions or blankets; and double knitting odd balls of wool.
  • Learn to make cute cross stitch cards or kits.
  • Snowflake's cotton and hook available to buy on the day.
  • A small cross stitch kit to try, Heather has a starter initial, material and thread for beginners.

The classes are charged at £5 per person per hour, so you can stay as long as you wish and learn at your own pace.


For more information, or to book, contact Heather : heathers.crafts@btinternet.com or Mob: 07901 914848.
Dabbling Doodlers - Monday or Tuesday Kids' Club with Sophie

Store : Chelmsford

Date : March 30, 2015

Time : 09:30-12:00

Cost : £2.00

Suitable for : Young children

"Bringing childrens' books to life through art and craft."
  • Drop in and have some fun with arts and crafts. 
  • Suitable for children aged nine months to five years.
  • Allowing your undiscovered little artist to explore their creative side
  • Term time only.
Contact Sophie for more information : Telephone  01245 422968. Mobile  07788 402212, email: dabblingdoodlers@yahoo.co.uk
Dabbling Doodlers - Monday or Tuesday Kids' Crafts with Sophie

Store : Chelmsford

Date : March 31, 2015

Time : 09:30-12:00

Cost : £2.00

Suitable for : Children

"Bringing childrens' books to life through art and craft."
  • Drop in and have some fun with arts and crafts. 
  • Suitable for children aged nine months to five years.
  • Allowing your undiscovered little artist to explore their creative side
  • Term time only.
Contact Sophie for more information : Telephone  01245 422968. Mobile  07788 402212, email:  dabblingdoodlers@yahoo.co.uk
Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather

Store : Chelmsford

Date : March 31, 2015

Time : 18:00-20:00

Cost : £5.00

Suitable for : Adults & Children

Come along to our store and learn these popular needle crafts: Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather, a very talented crafter with lots of teaching experience. You can make squares for cushions or blankets, flowers, snowflakes, toys, garments or any pattern of your choice. 

  • Bring your own materials (or try out some of Heather's.) You will need 3.25 knitting needles or crochet hooks for toys and flowers, 4 mm knitting needles or crochet hooks for squares, cushions or blankets; and double knitting odd balls of wool.
  • Learn to make cute cross stitch cards or kits.
  • Snowflake's cotton and hook available to buy on the day.
  • A small cross stitch kit to try, Heather has a starter initial, material and thread for beginners.

The classes are charged at £5 per person per hour, so you can stay as long as you wish and learn at your own pace.


For more information, or to book, contact Heather : heathers.crafts@btinternet.com or Mob: 07901 914848.