Hobbycraft confirms new store in Wimbledon


Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer, is pleased to confirm it will be opening a new store at the Plough Lane Retail Park this winter.

The retailer is currently searching for the best crafting experts to inspire the Wimbledon community to get making. There are 18 new roles available at the store, across full time Team Leader positions and a variety of part-time Retail Assistant roles. These roles offer the Wimbledon community the opportunity to work for the fourth Best Big Company to work for in the UK and the third Best Retail Company to work for in the UK, accolades that Hobbycraft were awarded in May 2021 by Best Companies.

Applicants should visit https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/careers before 15th October 2021 to submit their applications.

In the last year, there has been a resurgence in craft, and Hobbycraft’s How We Got Hooked Report revealed that Britain rediscovered the power of making, with 95% of people stating they were crafting during lockdown* and tie dye, diamond painting and paint by number were among the most popular crafts during the first lockdown. The new Hobbycraft store will offer customers the retailers’ extensive range of crafting products catering for beginners, experts, kids, crafters and party planners alike.

The Wimbledon store will offer customers a wide range of crafting products and will also have a dedicated Custom Crafting area. Custom Crafting is a new inspirational crafting area that introduces the digital personalisation Cricut tool to customers. The space is designed to inspire shoppers as well as encourage them to try out products and crafting techniques.

Hobbycraft is expected to announce full opening plans for the Plough Lane Retail Park, Plough Lane, Wimbledon, SW17 0BW store in November.