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8th Floor = Arts & Crafts
Contributed to by several TAFN members.
Sites Reviewed on this Floor (6):
All About Crafts
Cute and Crafty
Fred Aldous Crafts
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Web address: http://www.herrschners.co.uk/
Brief Rating: A good site.
All About Crafts has merged with herrschners to offer customers an even wider, more comprehensive range of crafting products, so if you feel inspired to take up a new hobby in needlework jewellery making, paper crafting, and more, this is the place to go. While away those lighter summer evenings or dark winter nights to produce your own, unique hand-made treasures.
Site reviewed by Sue Pallett.
Web address: http://cutencrafty.com/shop/index.php
Brief Rating: A good site.
Crafters among us can browse here for, not only card making and scrapbooking materials but famous name teddy bears too! Who wouldn't love to receive one as a gift, whether its hand-made or chosen for you by that special someone.
Based in Lychfield, Staffordshire, this isn't a huge site so it is easy to navigate and if you can't find what you need, they encourage personal contact by telephone or e-mail.
Web Address: http://www.englishyarns.co.uk/
Shoreham Knitting and Needlecraft (English Yarns) specialise in products for the hand knitter and seamstress. , they have been in business for over thirty years. The staff are keen needleworkers themselves so they are well qualified to advise you in what to buy or to help with any new project that you are thinking of undertaking. They specialize in the distribution of many knitting wools and yarns, including Rowan, Jaeger, RYC, Patons and Sirdar. They stock knitting needles and other craft accessories and a vast range of haberdashery. The online store will send to anywhere in the world. I placed an order on a monday, and it was with me two days later.
Recommended by Wendy M!
Web address: http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/trolleyed
Brief Rating: A very good site.
Search for all your craft materials here.
This Company have an extensive range of items and materials for crafts of all types. Although the product information isn't very extensive, the ordering and purchasing process is excellent and the customer service is very good too.
Web address: http://www.laughinghens.com
LaughingHens, is, at first sight, a strange name for a company that sells craft products, but, it is based in a small rural village in Sussex, hence the reference to their own hens.
Web address: http://www.sewessential.co.uk/
Buy all you need for haberdashery, machine embroidery, cross stitch, dressmaking and tailoring, patchwork and quilting, needle crafts and latch hook kits, knitting, sewing, Embroidery, soft toy making, sewing machines and even the necessary lighting to create your craft with ease, and much much more. Based in Walsall, West Midlands,Sew Essential, aim to deliver your order promptly, you can also place your order, or discuss product availability by telephone.
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