Because vintage loving lads and lasses sometimes like to have a go at the crafts and DIY. Learn to sew, knit, make your own hats or grow your own veg!
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Hobbycraft Unit 7, Riverside Retail Park, Albion Way
A newly opened store that has loads of accessories for sewing, knitting and practically any other craft you can think of! Also check out their website as they have an ideas library that gives instructions on making your craft items including aprons, broaches, corsages etc.
The habadashery department in John Lewis is full of buttons, beads and beautiful fabrics to help you create and customise your own look. Great place to find feathers and netting for making your own fascinators and hair pieces.
Grow-Our-Own, Sustainable Living Initiative Bluebell Road
If you have ever fancied turning your hand at growing your own fruit and veg well here is your chance, in the 1940’s growing your own was the norm and now you can try it. This great scheme provides comprehensive advice and help on how to grow your own produce for people who are interested but don’t have the experience, either through purchasing a small allotment at the Bluebell South site or giving it a go at your own home.
A Norwich based social enterprise which collects and recycles unwanted items that might otherwise end up in landfill. Also provides repair courses (e.g. furniture, electronics …) and teaches groups about environmental issues, reducing waste, recycling and sustainability.
Arts Desire 6 St Benedict’s Street
Craft shop and craft lounge in the Norwich Lanes offering workshops and locally sourced hand made and vintage gifts and goodies
Jarrolds, London Street
This classic Norwich department store has a small but perfectly formed crafts and haberdashery department on the top floor.