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Exciting store news!


Hi there,

So, as many of you might know we’re getting ready to open our first ever UK store in County Durham, so right now is a very exciting time for us and our customers! We’ve been working hard to get everything ready for the opening in May and as part of our preparation we held a recruitment day to find the perfect people to work in our flagship store!

The response we received was completely overwhelming! We had hundreds of applicants from all over the country and we were absolutely blown away by their talent and their passion for Crafter’s Companion!

Although we initially intended to recruit 12 people, the standard of applicants we met meant we really couldn’t choose just 12, so the store will now be staffed by 17 people instead! 🙂


The vast amount of enthusiasm we’ve seen from our customers, and the wider public, is absolutely amazing. It makes all our hard work worthwhile and we can’t wait for the store to open so you can come and see what it’s all about – and of course so you can meet our new recruits!

Once we’re open, we’re hoping that people will come along to the store for the whole day so that they can experience our products and get involved in the workshops and demonstrations with some of our incredibly talented crafters.


Watch this space for more information about our Opening Weekend! To keep up-to-date with all the latest happenings in-store in the run-up to the launch, you can join the Aycliffe Store Facebook page by clicking here!

Don’t miss the latest issue of Crafter’s Inspiration too, where you can win a VIP crafty shopping trip for you and a crafty friend with £250 to spend in-store plus an exclusive workshop with me! Issue 10 is available now, and you can get yours by clicking here!


Thanks as always for your passion and support! We look forward to seeing you at the store!

Happy crafting! Sara xx