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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

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.

Shaun the Sheep Top Knot Making

Store : All stores

Date : January 10, 2015 to February 21, 2015

Time : 11:00-15:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults & Children

To celebrate the release of the new Shaun the Sheep movie on February 6 we'll be running making sessions to make your very own Shaun the Sheep top knot on the following dates -
  • 10/01/2015
  • 18/01/2015
  • 24/01/2015
  • 01/02/2015
  • 07/02/2015
  • 15/02/2015
  • 21/02/2015
January Swap Shop with Together for Short Lives

Store : All stores

Date : January 31, 2015

Time : 11:00-15:00

Cost : Free

Suitable for : Adults

Out with the old and in with the new!

Christmas has been and gone, but that's no reason to curl up and hibernate. Instead, banish those winter blues and start the New Year on a high!

Come and join store colleagues and other crafters as we come  together to raise money for Together for Short Lives by swapping our previously unloved items for something we can't be without for a small donation. As well as many other activities.

Please contact you local store for more details.