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A Superstore for Crafters (HobbyCraft Store)

AdvantagesHuge wide range of different craft materials available here, and lots of choice.

DisadvantagesMore expensive than buying the same things online frequently.

"Hobbycraft is one of those shops that if you're like me and a crafter it's easy to spend all day in when you first come across the place. It's like a giant supermarket of craft supplies really with different isles dedicated to different types of crafting. At first glance, the place sells everything you could possibly want and then some. Actually, when Hobbycraft first came to our town, I spent quite a lot of time wandering round in there looking ..." Read review
27.04.2011

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Community Level 6JeffFromPo...

JeffFromPoole

Hobbycraft -

AdvantagesGreat selection, good display

DisadvantagesJaw dropping prices

"...the store. I can't really recommend Hobbycraft as a place to buy craft supplies but as a showroom and source of information I would rate them quite highly. Canvasses for painting are extraordinarily expensive, when you compare them with The Works, who can offer artist's material at about 30% of what Hobbycraft are asking. They would get my vote if they were to take a long hard look at their pricing and be a little more realistic. Oh, and ..." Read review
27.05.2008

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Community Level 3Paigeoleary

Paigeoleary

I want to make a card!

AdvantagesA lot to look a and buy!

DisadvantagesCan get crowded!

"I normally go to hobby craft to get my craft stuff I need for what im working on no matter what I need it will always be at hobby craft. There is so many things to buy that you can do and it will keep you entertained for hours.(It did for me I was glued) I love to buy all craft stuff as I am the sort of person and my store hobby craft is situated in Milton Keynes near the city, it's not far from my house which is about 10-15 minutes away from me ..." Read review
06.04.2007

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Community Level 2nmforste

nmforste

Is customer service a craft as well

AdvantagesGood store to spend money if you want to do crafts AND good customer service.

DisadvantagesNot got enough money to spend in there though...

"I had to visit Hobbycraft for a rather extensive purchase and being a needlework designer, I decided for speed to visit Hobbycraft in Reading. And because of that I think it is. I had to purchase a few hundred skeins of embroidery threads. However as I said this is a review about their customer, well, it is! The excellence of their customer service started when I arrived at the helpdesk with my basket full of skeins. The girl who served me went out ..." Read review
11.12.2001

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Community Level 1waxsteve

waxsteve

HobbyCraft a major disappointment

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"Having travelled from Ipswich to Basildon, to find out more about HobbyCraft, which so many people were talking about, I can say that it has to have been the most wasted trip we've ever made! While there was certainly a lot to see, there was nothing exciting or new. Prices were normally exorbitant, higher than many small stores, except on a few things that were obviously being got rid of quickly. The layout was awful, resembling nothing I've ever ..." Read review
19.09.2007

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Community Level 1acamor

Quick review of HobbyCraft Store (Shop)

"I live in Plymouth Devon and was delighted when Hobbycraft opened in Plymouth based at Woolworths it open late in 2008, Yes you guessed it shut with the closure of Woolworth the end of 2008. We were sad to see the end of and era and couldn't believe that Hobbycraft went to. Is there any likelihood of Hobbycraft moving else where in the city there are lots of empty shops in the area. Whenever We were in buying buying crafts the shop was always busy and the staff were so helpful. Please please Rreturn to our city we have waited years for this. Just one of many happy shopper Marie
11.01.2009

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Community Level 1kcallaghan

kcallaghan

HOW DISSAPOINTING!!!!

AdvantagesIF YOU LIKE SWEETS ITS THE PLACE FOR YOU

DisadvantagesEVERYTHING ELSE

"...extremely excited to here that hobbycraft was opening up locally and waited in aticipation for it to open and i was nothing but DISSAPOINTED with the place. The front of the shop was taken up by sweet and xmas trees, where is the craft in that. I find hobbycraft very over priced and the level of service is nowhere near as good as you get in little craft stores. I visit a craft store in middlesbrough and the staff are extremely helpful. I pay just ..." Read review
11.01.2009

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Community Level 1jaydeetee

jaydeetee

Very disappointed

AdvantagesBig store. Well laid out

DisadvantagesDirty looking. Didn't have either of the items I was looking for

"...papers and unmounted clear stamps. Hobbycraft didn't even sell the normal decoupage papers and didn't have any unmounted stamps either. All a persons crafting needs. I don't think so. Both of the items I wanted are pretty much used by most card makers, but they couldn't be bought at Hobbycraft. The prices were dear too. I pay a lot less for most of the items I looked at prices for. ..." Read review
21.03.2007

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Community Level 1amanda1968

amanda1968

The complete craft store

AdvantagesEverything under one roof

DisadvantagesNONE

"If you are into anything crafty from painting to needlwork, from stamping to decoupage then this is the store for you. My local one in Basildon has the friendliest staff going. They cannot do enough for you. I was staggered, as an allround crafter, just what was available. The needlework section alone made me drool. I especially love the free craft leaflets which are available both in the store and on line. While you are there you can buy the materials ..." Read review
02.09.2001

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