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Happy craft shopping in Manchester

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Manchester is a bit of a haven for craft shopping. The absolute best shop (in my humble opinion) is Fred Aldous, a three story craft shop. It’s a local business and has been in business (in one form or another) since 1886. We made two trips there in two days. They also sell online, so i’ll be able to get my Fred Aldous fix between trips to Manchester. I restricted myself to stocking up on linocut printing supplies, but they have supplies for a wide range of crafts as well as lovely gift items.

Also particularly interesting is Manchester Craft & Design Centre which houses various small studios populated by local artists. There’s a nice mixture of crafts on show, including jewellery, textiles and painting. Pictures below:

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Both shops (as well as numerous others) are located in the Northern Quarter, which also houses a multitude of independent boutiques, vintage shops and cafes.


Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

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