Take a look around Lincolnshire’s first Hobbycraft store

Arts and crafts retail chain Hobbycraft has officially opened its first store in the county.

The company, which already has shops in Nottingham, Hull and Derby, officially opened on Valentine Retail Park on Tritton Road in Lincoln on Wednesday, April 4 at 9am.

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Business

Hobbycraft was founded in 1995 and now has over 80 stores across the UK.

The stores sell a variety of products for arts and craft activities such as baking, sewing and origami.

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Business

Some 23 new jobs have been created as part of the new opening.

Store manager, Tracey Goddard, said: “We’ve been working really hard to ensure that the store is packed full of the most exciting crafting products, which can help our customers create some fantastic artistic projects.

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Business

“Our new colleagues are all dedicated crafters, and are ready to inspire and share their knowledge with locals of all crafting abilities.”