If you have ever been given a beautiful hand made greetings card and it has inspired you to make your own but you don’t know how to start, then pay us a visit! In fact, if you need anything for your papercraft hobby, art materials, plastic modelling and craft gifts, then it’s the place to go. There is plenty of free parking just outside the door.
What started as a hobby some years ago has turned into a rapidly growing business for Réne and her husband John.
We started our craft shop in a garden centre in February 2005 with a view to supplying all sorts of craft, art and hobby materials to local residents. Réne also started her cardmaking workshops to teach cardmaking to beginners and experienced crafters. In May 2009 we changed our trading name to In2crafting and started to plan this new website.
Thanks to the great support of our customers locally and from far afield, the shop has grown in popularity as have the workshops.
Due to the comments of the majority of customers, the phrase "an Aladdin’s cave" has been adopted to describe the shop and it’s mass of contents. We have over 20,000 different products in store!
In August 2010 we moved to more convenient and larger premises in the Ladygate Centre, Wickford offering more space, choice and larger workshop facilities.
We run our own special offer promotions as well as those provided by major suppliers. In addition, extra savings can be made by joining our Privilege Card Scheme.
Apart from Réne, there are now other tutors providing fantastic inspiration to the classes. Michelle, and Carol, are our Cardmaking experts, Cherry who specialises in Parchment craft as well as Pen & Ink Drawing, Graham our Artist, Carol our resident Scrapbooking expert, and then there's Yakoba with her Jewellery making classes.
You love our workshops and demonstration days
Most weeks there are morning or afternoon workshops going on. All materials are provided and there are refreshments during the workshops, which can last between 2½ - 3 hours. It’s also a great chance to share ideas with other like minded people. Customers are really pleased with what they have created in their workshop and often book way ahead to get in the next season of classes.
Another very popular event is our monthly free demonstration Saturdays. These feature great products from leading manufacturers and combined with special offers on the day. We continue to have some top class demonstrators coming to inspire you and teach new and alternative techniques. Check out the website demo link for latest details of demonstrations.
Commenced trading mid October 2009 and will be continually developed. Currently it may not have all the features we would desire to have....but we will be working to improve it! As at October 2010 we have over 7,000 items listed on the in2crafting website!
Our Customer Service
"Our aim is to provide a first class service, excellent individual advice, in a friendly and welcoming environment. We also pride ourselves in offering a special orders service to cater for our customers needs - if we haven’t got it, we’ll try and get it" .
We have very experienced and helpful staff who are just eager to assist you and share in your excitement for your crafting hobby!
Young people and men are also catered for, as a wide range of crafts for children, wooden and plastic model kits/paints, balsa wood and many more hobby products are stocked. There is also a big selection of decoupage papers, scrapbooking products, craft magazines and much, much more. We can even arrange picture framing at the shop.
The craft and hobby market is growing and constantly changing, so Réne is always searching for new ideas and products to satisfy the increasing number of eager crafters.
The shop is open Monday to Saturday. 09:15 - 17:00.
How to find us
Just off Wickford high street in Ladygate Centre which connects the high street with the main car park and Co Operative with easy parking right outside our door. Main car park is free to park on Saturday.