Sunday, September 11, 2011

Boston, Lincolnshire

I went to the small town of Boston in Lincolnshire yesterday and was plesantly surprised by the craft supplies on offer there. There is a Dunelm fabric shop which sells quite a large range of crafting materials including dovecraft templates & stamps, 12x12 & 8x8 paper stacks, packs of cards & envelopes, a wide selection of crafttime products and also art materials such as acrylics and mount board. The prices were standard but they did seem to have quite a good selection of sale materials too.

I also visited the Oldrids department store in the centre of Boston where on their second floor, they also have a crafting department. They mainly stock the docrafts range and currently have the new christmas offerings such as the 'me to you winter wonderland' & 'at christmas time' ranges. They also have the very nice large 5x7 stamps that are new from docrafts (I was very tempted by the christmas tree one but didn't buy it just yet...). With the docrafts range, they do seem to round up the prices when the docrafts rrp ends in a 5p e.g. the 5x7 stamps retail at £6.95 but are £7 in this store. Not a huge amount, I know, but if you're buying a lot it can make a difference. They also stock a selection of ink pads e.g. distress inks, brillance inks & memento, as well as essentials like promarkers, pearlescent card & peel offs. They also stock a selection of decoupage from different companies and quite a few rubber stamps, both wood mounted & acrylic. I have visited this store before and their craft range changes quite quickly and they always have a selection of sale items including cricut cartridges & the cricut gypsy at the moment.

For such a small place, both of the shops stock a good range and between them cover a lot of different products.

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