Welcome to the new look Craft Arena website!

Craft Arena sells needlecraft, knitting, crochet, mixed media and craft supplies, Brother sewing machines, haberdashery, beads, craft books, gifts and textile art. We hold regular workshops in a variety of crafts and showcase the work of local artists in frequently changing exhibitions at Gallery 50, our dedicated Textile Art Gallery. Find us upstairs in the Barleylands Craft Village, Billericay, Essex.

At Craft Arena we either use or personally recommend everything we sell. If you have a specific requirement please contact us and we will do our best to help.

We stock a wide range of Brother Sewing and Embroidery machines and offer a full personal demonstration before you buy so that you get the right machine for your needs. We also give FREE training on most machines so that you can make the most of your new purchase.

Shopping online at Craft Arena couldn't be easier! Start by selecting Shop from the menu above. If this is your first time using our web site, you might find Shopping online at Craft Arena helpful. The menu at the top of each page also lets you access useful documents from our Resources section, information About Craft Arena, and pictures from Gallery 50 exhibitions

I look forward to seeing you in the studio soon.
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Featured

Yarn Shop Day

Celebrate this special day with Craft Arena! Saturday 30th April, 10:30 to 4:00

Now in its third year, for this year's Yarn Shop Day we are holding taster workshops and demonstrations, giving away goody bags, offering discounts on both yarn and books and providing free patterns to customers who visit on the day.

All that and tea, coffee, cake and a raffle in aid of St. Luke's Hospice in Basildon.

More details in our next newsletter - click on the blue subscribe button at the bottom of the page if you aren't subscribed to our newsletter yet!

Beginners Crochet and Tunisian Crochet with Denise

Sunday, 1 May 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Denise will show you the basics of crochet, starting with a Granny Square. The lesson will be targeted at your skills - so if you are slightly more advanced you can try some Tunisian Crochet. Bring your own yarn and hook, or buy from us on the day at a discount

Price: 
£20.00

Drop in to Stitch

Sunday, 1 May 2016 -
10:30am to 1:00pm

Craft Arena's own Stitch, Knit and Crochet Group.
Join us for a little bit of ‘me’ time. Bring your knitting, crochet or stitching to meet up and have a chat with like-minded people. There will usually be someone here to help if you have any challenges with your work. Refreshments available.
This group meets on the first Sunday of each month.

Price: Free

Recently added

Polyester Felt White 30 x 45 cm 550 gm

Medium weight polyester felt which is great for distressing with a heat tool or craft soldering iron. Can also be used for toy making, padding and decoration.

1200701
White
30 x 45 cm 550gm
Price: 
£2.50

Polyester Felt Black 30 x 45 cm 550 gm

Medium weight polyester felt which is great for distressing with a heat tool or craft soldering iron. Can also be used for toy making, padding and decoration.

1200789
Black
30 x 45 cm 350gm
Price: 
£2.50

Polyester Felt White 70 x 45 cm 600 gm

A thick Polyester felt which is ideal for distressing. Can be melted using a heat tool or craft soldering iron. Can also be used for padding or making felt decoration.

1200801
White
70 x 45 cm 600gm
Price: 
£5.25