Chelmsford

Address

UA3 Chelmer Village Retail Pk
Chelmers Village Way
Chelmsford
CM2 6XE

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 6572

Contact us

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Store events

  • Could your Group Benefit from Creative Help?

    Date :
    April 15, 2014 to November 30, 2014
    Time :
    10:00-20:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Hobbycraft Outreach : Bringing art and craft into the community

    Hobbycraft Outreach can help :
    • Schools;
    • colleges;
    • Womens Institute (WI);
    • U3A;
    • Guides or Scouts;
    • Care homes; and
    • any other organisation that is stuck for ideas and need a hand.
    Our Chelmsford Outreach Team can come to you, or you can use our free in store "Crafty Corner" to explore the world of arts and crafts.

    Love crafts, love Hobbycraft.

    Simply email Hobbycraft chelmsford@hobbycraft.co.uk with your group's details.

    Please remember to put  the word "Outreach" in the subject line.

  • 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!...
  • Please Help Our "Knit & Natter Group"

    Date :
    June 01, 2014 to September 21, 2014
    Time :
    09:00-20:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Please Knit or Crochet for Broomfield Hospital and Chelmsford's Emergency Responders.  Remember to include your contact details with your hand-made items, for them to be entered into a prize draw for a Hobbycraft Hamper.  Always use child/baby friendly soft yarns and colours please.
    • Knitted Toys for children who need a bit of comfort when things go wrong in their young lives - having a little knitted toy to cuddle can make all the difference.  Toys should be no more than 8 inches high and made without loose eyes/buttons etc.
    • Knit or Crochet for Very Small Babies - Matinee Jackets etc:  Premature children in Broomfield Hospital's Neonatal Unit need particularly small clothes. 
    • Our Knit & Natter Group and customers have done a fantastic job of making baby blankets in the past, the blankets are still needed but it is toys and small baby clothes which are required at present.  The Cot Blankets should measure 20" by 20".  Please avoid open/holey patterns as the children could get their small fingers caught.
    • Don't know how to knit or crochet, why not learn and join in the fun?  Check out our regular needle craft classes taught in-store by Heather. Classes are charged at £5 per person per hour. E-mail heathers.crafts@btinternet.com for more information. 
    • Please drop off your hand-made items to the Chelmsford store before Sunday 21st September (with your contact details) to be entered into the prize draw.
  • A Stitch in Time... Your Chance to Sew The City of Chelmsford Tapestry

    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.

  • 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.
  • Charity Cake and Bric-a-Brac Stall - Bring Along Your Cash and Buy Tasty Treats

    Date :
    September 20, 2014
    Time :
    10:00-16:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Lots of lovely cakes and fun hand-made craft items to buy.

    This event is being run by volunteers who help children at Mummy's House:  Bringing love and safety to the street and railway children of Mumbai/Bombay, India.

    Raising funds to help young people help themselves by:

    • Education:  Including teaching children craft skills and increasing their feelings of self-worth.
    • Supplying craft materials so the children can make items to sell, thus helping them become more independent and less vulnerable to the dangers of begging on the streets.
    • Access to clinics for basic healthcare.
    • And simply letting the children know that people do care.

    For more information contact Valerie via email:  vmlcrtvy@btinternet.com 

  • Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather

    Date :
    September 21, 2014
    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.

    On the day of your class you can have a ten percent discount on class related materials bought from Hobbycraft.

    For more information, or to book, contact Heather : heathers.crafts@btinternet.com or Mob: 07901 914848.
  • Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather

    Date :
    September 23, 2014
    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 millimetre knitting needles or crochet hooks for toys and flowers, 4 millimetre 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.

    On the day of your class you can have a ten percent discount on class related materials bought from Hobbycraft. 

    For more information, or to book, contact Heather : heathers.crafts@btinternet.com or Mob: 07901 914848
  • Thursday Papercraft Group - All Papercrafts, All Welcome!

    Date :
    September 25, 2014
    Time :
    11:30-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Do you enjoy any aspect of papercrafting but cannot find a local group of like-minded people to share your hobby?

    Do come along to Hobbycraft Chelmsford and join in with this newly formed group where you can show and share your talent among others. Put aside some "me" time and bring in your current papercraft project or start something new.

    • Swap ideas, solve problems, get inspired.
    • Learn new skills, make new crafting friends.
    • There will be access to a Sizzix Big Shot cutting machine.
    • Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.
    • The crafting area will be available to use up to 3pm on the day.

    Please come along to this friendly drop-in group if you love doing card making, parchment work, decoupage, decopatch, scrapbooking and any other papercrafts, all welcome.


  • Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather

    Date :
    September 26, 2014
    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 millimetre knitting needles or crochet hooks for toys and flowers, 4 millimetre 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.

    On the day of your class you can have a ten percent discount on class related materials bought from Hobbycraft.

    For more information, or to book, contact Heather : heathers.crafts@btinternet.com or Mob: 07901 914848.
  • Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather

    Date :
    September 28, 2014
    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 millimetre knitting needles or crochet hooks for toys and flowers, 4 millimetre 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. 

    On the day of your class you can have a ten percent discount on class related materials bought from Hobbycraft.

    For more information, or to book, contact Heather : heathers.crafts@btinternet.com or Mob: 07901 914848.
  • Authors' Day - Stitch The City of Chelmsford Tapestry

    Date :
    September 28, 2014
    Time :
    11:00-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Come and meet authors Emma McNally and Jason Day and join in the stitching of The City of Chelmsford Tapestry.

    Jason writes spooky books about the paranormal in Essex.

    Emma writes and illustrates lovely children's books featuring her characters Huxley the Househog and his friends.

    They will be signing books and talking about their work, and we will be showing them how to stitch the unique City of Chelmsford Tapestry.

    Come along and join in this special day.

    Books will be available for purchase at the signings.

  • Crochet, Knitting and Cross Stitch with Heather

    Date :
    September 30, 2014
    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 mm 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.

    On the day of your class you can have a ten percent discount on class related materials bought from Hobbycraft.

    For more information, or to book, contact Heather : heathers.crafts@btinternet.com or Mob: 07901 914848.
  • 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!
  • Betty's Craft Club - Create a Mosaic Mirror

    Date :
    October 07, 2014
    Time :
    18:00-19:30
    Cost :
    £6.00
    Suitable for :
    Children

    Children aged eight to 16 years can explore their creativity and learn new skills at Betty's Craft Club, held on the first and second Tuesday of every month.

  • Thursday Papercraft Group - All Papercrafts, All Welcome!

    Date :
    October 09, 2014
    Time :
    11:30-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Do you enjoy any aspect of papercrafting but cannot find a local group of like-minded people to share your hobby?

    Do come along to Hobbycraft Chelmsford and join in with this newly formed group where you can show and share your talent among others. Put aside some "me" time and bring in your current papercraft project or start something new.

    • Swap ideas, solve problems, get inspired.
    • Learn new skills, make new crafting friends.
    • There will be access to a Sizzix Big Shot cutting machine.
    • Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.
    • The crafting area will be available to use up to 3pm on the day.

    Please come along to this friendly drop-in group if you love doing card making, parchment work, decoupage, decopatch, scrapbooking and any other papercrafts, all welcome.

  • Betty's Craft Club - Create a Mosaic Mirror

    Date :
    October 14, 2014
    Time :
    18:00-19:30
    Cost :
    £6.50
    Suitable for :
    Children

    Children aged eight to 16 years can explore their creativity and learn new skills at Betty's Craft Club, held on the first and second Tuesday of every month.

  • Thursday Papercraft Group - All Papercrafts, All Welcome!

    Date :
    October 16, 2014
    Time :
    11:30-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Do you enjoy any aspect of papercrafting but cannot find a local group of like-minded people to share your hobby?

    Do come along to Hobbycraft Chelmsford and join in with this newly formed group where you can show and share your talent among others. Put aside some "me" time and bring in your current papercraft project or start something new.

    • Swap ideas, solve problems, get inspired.
    • Learn new skills, make new crafting friends.
    • There will be access to a Sizzix Big Shot cutting machine.
    • Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.
    • The crafting area will be available to use up to 3pm on the day.

    Please come along to this friendly drop-in group if you love doing card making, parchment work, decoupage, decopatch, scrapbooking and any other papercrafts, all welcome.

  • Thursday Papercraft Group - All Papercrafts, All Welcome!

    Date :
    October 23, 2014
    Time :
    11:30-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Do you enjoy any aspect of papercrafting but cannot find a local group of like-minded people to share your hobby?

    Do come along to Hobbycraft Chelmsford and join in with this newly formed group where you can show and share your talent among others. Put aside some "me" time and bring in your current papercraft project or start something new.

    • Swap ideas, solve problems, get inspired.
    • Learn new skills, make new crafting friends.
    • There will be access to a Sizzix Big Shot cutting machine.
    • Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.
    The crafting area will be available to use up to 3pm on the day.

    Please come along to this friendly drop-in group if you love doing card making, parchment work, decoupage, Decopatch, scrapbooking and any other papercrafts, all welcome.

  • Papercraft Group - Meeting Every Thursday at Hobbycraft Chelmsford

    Date :
    October 30, 2014
    Time :
    11:30-15:00
    Cost :
    Free
    Suitable for :
    Adults & Children

    Do you enjoy any aspect of papercrafting but cannot find a local group of like-minded people to share your hobby?

    Do come along to Hobbycraft Chelmsford and join in with this newly formed group where you can show and share your talent among others. Put aside some "me" time and bring in your current papercraft project or start something new.

    • Swap ideas, solve problems, get inspired.
    • Learn new skills, make new crafting friends.
    • There will be access to a Sizzix Big Shot cutting machine.
    • Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.
    • The crafting area will be available to use up to 3pm on the day.

    Please come along to this friendly drop-in group if you love doing card making, parchment work, decoupage, decopatch, scrapbooking and any other papercrafts, all welcome.

  • Betty's Craft Club - Design a Bag with Fabric Paint & Applique

    Date :
    November 04, 2014
    Time :
    18:00-19:30
    Cost :
    £7.00
    Suitable for :
    Children

    Children aged eight to 16 years can explore their creativity and learn new skills at Betty's Craft Club, held on the first and second Tuesday of every month.

  • 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!
  • Betty's Craft Club - Design a Bag with Fabric Paint & Applique

    Date :
    November 11, 2014
    Time :
    18:00-19:30
    Cost :
    £7.00
    Suitable for :
    Children

    Children aged eight to 16 years can explore their creativity and learn new skills at Betty's Craft Club, held on the first and second Tuesday of every month.

  • Betty's Craft Club - Make Three Hand Stitched Decorations

    Date :
    December 02, 2014
    Time :
    18:00-19:30
    Cost :
    £5.00
    Suitable for :
    Children

    Children aged eight to 16 years can explore their creativity and learn new skills at Betty's Craft Club, held on the first and second Tuesday of every month.

  • 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!
  • Betty's Craft Club - Make Three Hand Stitched Decorations

    Date :
    December 09, 2014
    Time :
    18:00-19:30
    Cost :
    £5.00
    Suitable for :
    Children

    Children aged eight to 16 years can explore their creativity and learn new skills at Betty's Craft Club, held on the first and second Tuesday of every month.

Meet the team

Hobbycraft Chelmsford

If you haven't already experienced Hobbycraft Chelmsford, 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

Trevor and the team 
Store Manager
Hobbycraft Chelmsford


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 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.