A HOBBYCRAFT store is opening next month in Stratford
The major arts and craft retailer will open on October 22 in the former pet store Jollyes at the Maybird on Birmingham Road.
The new store – which will create 18 jobs in the area – will host a ribbon cutting event on the following Saturday (October 26th) and the first 100 customers in store will receive a free goody bag.
Crafting experts will also be giving demonstrations in-store including baking, die-cutting and sewing.
A store spokeswoman said: “We’re really looking forward to opening the doors to our Stratford store and share our passion for arts and crafts with the community. We’ve been working really hard to ensure that the store will be packed full of the most exciting crafting products, which will help our customers create handmade masterpieces. Our new colleagues are all dedicated crafters and are ready to inspire and share their knowledge with locals of all crafting abilities.”