Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer, celebrated the opening of its new store in The Croft Retail Park, Bromborough on Saturday with a host of crafting activities, product offers and goody bags for the first 100 customers who walked through the doors.
The store officially opened on Wednesday 25 May, whilst the grand store opening event took place on Saturday 28 May at 9.00am, attended by The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Jeff Green.
The new Hobbycraft store will offer customers the retailers’ extensive range of crafting products from art, baking, home craft, papercraft, knitting, sewing, kids’ crafts and model making, to accessories for weddings, celebrations and much more.
Hobbycraft Bromborough has created 14 new jobs in the local area. These roles have offered the Bromborough community the opportunity to work for the Best Big Company to work for in the UK, an accolade that Hobbycraft was awarded in May 2022 by Best Companies.
The new Hobbycraft colleagues will be on hand to provide their crafting expertise, with some of the team including:
- Knitting/Crochet Expert – Emma
- Papercraft Expert – Kayleigh
- Baking Expert – Tom
- Sewing Expert – Joanne
- Art Expert – Hannah
- School Project Expert – Emma
- Jewellery Making Expert – Yvette
- Clay Modelling Expert – Marion
- Cross Stitch Expert – Sarah
The Bromborough store will offer customers a range of experiences and dedicated craft spaces in store, including:
Craft Workshops – Throughout the year, the store will host a variety of craft workshops, designed to give everyone the opportunity to master a new craft or refine a long-time favourite. The workshops are suitable for the whole family with specific kids’ sessions also available. Prices start at £5 and can be booked online via Hobbycraft ClassBento
Custom Crafting Area – A dedicated space which introduces customers to the world of digital cutting with Cricut. Whether customers are looking to take their papercrafts to the next level or create personalised clothing and home décor, Cricut brings a realm of possibilities.
Haberdashery Area – a dedicated sewing area in store with a wide range of patterns, fabrics and trimmings, plus an extended range of sewing machines that customers can test drive before purchasing. This area is centred around an enlarged cutting table which doubles as a demonstration and consultation area. Expert colleagues will be on hand to support customers with all their sewing enquiries.
Store Manager, Michelle comments, “Our new store is packed with crafting materials to suit all ages and abilities, and beginners through to experienced crafters are all welcome to pop into the store and chat to our creative colleagues. They’re always happy to share their knowledge, tips and tricks”
To find out more information please visit the new Hobbycraft store Unit B2 The Croft Retail Park, Welton Road, Bromborough, Birkenhead, CH63 3PM, or visit the Hobbycraft website at www.hobbycraft.co.uk or tweet the store @Hobbycraft_BROM. The new Bromborough store will be open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 7.00pm and Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm