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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2005 10:43:08 AM »

i can feel a craft meet up coming on!
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2005 04:30:57 PM »

has anyone been to the hobbycraft place in bristol? ifso is it any good?
like =a wide variety of usefull well priced stuff or just a massive wharehouse full of overpriced card making crap?
I live in Bristol and have travelled out to hobbycraft cribbs causeway a few times and I must say it isn't worth the 1 hour laborious bus journey, but ... I go sometimes if someone is driving up that direction. I find it quite expensive, but they do have some stuff you can't get anywhere else and their free little instruction leaflets are good, my younger sister tells me they have them on their website too.

Having just discovered a little shop thing in St. Nicholas market that sells all kinds of craft things, I would definitely recommend that more, its v. tiny like no more than 8 people fit in there at a time, but they have draws and tubes and things full of stuff - I don't know how they managed to fit everything in there, if there is a crafty thing you can't find, they've probably got it.

And for cheap large store The Range by the showcase cinema is the best place, they don't have the bespoke collection of the craft store (eg no earring findings or clock works or obscure things) but.. they are really cheap anything they do have is about 1/2 the price of craft shops and they have loads of fabric and just lots of stuff (not all art stuff, but still nice stuff!) www.therange.co.uk
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edited to say more stuff in light of having been to the range yesterday and dropped into hobbycraft today
---> Hobbycraft appears to be loads better than I remembered it, loads of adhesives (but no mod podge - only the st. nicks shop has that), has lots of jellewery findings, plus mucho fabric, definitely going up to hobbycraft again now, seeing as we got all of ten mins in there today before it closed. The Range has been enlarged and has way more craft stuff, but is defo not as specialised as hobbycraft.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2005 08:40:00 AM »

Well hello there my fellow south west craftsters!
I live in Cornwall, in the launceston area. Its fustrating living in the middle of nowhere, the craft shop in launceston just closed down, so now I have to travel at least 10 miles to get to a desent craft shop.
Speaking of which does anyone know of one in Plymouth?
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2005 11:09:09 AM »

yessum! plymouth is around 40 minutes from where i live, i've been there a few times (never shopping though) mainly ice skating and a couple of day trips to toys r us... Wink

i wish there were more crafty/fabric/etc shops around here...i generally order online,  torquay is apalling when in comes to diy anything.  it would be awesome to not be the only person knitting in public, or being looked at like this (o_0) for entering the the fabric store...and once i'm inside, i wonder why i bothered as the staff are not helpful!
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2005 02:02:38 AM »

I'm going to Falmouth to study contemporary crafts... i'll keep checking this for updates on nearby craft stores- i'm trying to prepare myself, having lived in london my life thus far.
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2005 09:25:12 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2005 03:42:07 PM »

Hey, I'm in Bristol also.

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Yeees. That place is great. Have any of you checked out the "Here" shop, http://sparror.cubecinema.com/here/mainmenu.html along Stokes Croft. Great stuff.
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2005 02:27:26 PM »

Ooh http://www.thingsfromhere.co.uk is my baby! It's so exciting to see people mention it!
we're having a spooky crafty fair on October 22nd, if anyone wants to take part lemme know..
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2005 03:23:37 PM »

I just went there the other day - not so much for the crafter, but a great place to buy crafted things eg 'zines and quirky handmade things. Loving the tape measure purses.
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nicky haze
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2005 03:48:20 PM »

HellooooO!!!!!

I am SO excited to have found a decent crafty site with people from the UK on it too, that I haven't read everyone's replies and just signed myself straight up to say "HI" Cheesy

I am from SouthEast England, Reading in Berkshire to be precise, and I have a website www.myfirstbabygro. co.uk. I've been up and running since about April this year. I'm currently crafting hard for a craft fair that's coming up on 9th October at a school in Woodley, Berkshire. I have also got loads to do on my website but I have been to busy to even think about an evening with Dreamweaver....

Erm... Yeah, OK well now I am going to read the rest of this thread and check out other Englander's bizniz.

Bye!
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