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Hobby craft sale

Ellabella

Hobby craft sale
« on: January 03, 2018, 15:08:23 PM »
I've just been to Hobby craft to buy some thread and they said the 50% off sale starts tomorrow.

I just bought the one reel I needed for tonight, might have to go back tomorrow :D
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

Iminei

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 16:43:38 PM »
I heard that they have some good ottlights on sale at very good prices; I think I will hie me hence to Hobbycraft tomorrow!

:( No Ottlites on sale but their Really Useful Storage towers are a good price, so if I can get one in the car I think I might buy the FQ sized one! :)
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 09:23:19 AM by Iminei »
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rowe1311

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 19:12:27 PM »
I have been waiting for this to stock up on thread.  Thank you for the heads up. 

UttaRetch

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 19:15:53 PM »
I never think of Hobbycraft at all because I can get the stuff I need cheaper all the time.
What goes around comes around.

rowe1311

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 14:08:48 PM »
Just stocked up on sulky and sew all thread.  I am not sure whether I have enough room for anymore.  I will need to find some more shoeboxes for storage I think. 

maliw

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 14:35:20 PM »
The nearest Hobbycraft is 20+ miles away so any savings would be taken up by petrol to get there. Thank goodness for my local haunting/hunting ground that is Abakhan.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

BrendaP

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 15:08:16 PM »
My nearest Hobbycraft is 25+ miles away in Maidstone so I don't often go there.  They do occasionally have good bargains, on one occasion I got a load of Regia sock yarn for less than half price.

As for getting bargains at Abakhan or Immanuals - I've never set foot an any of them.  Why are they all up north? :'(
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Tamnymore

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 15:32:06 PM »
Brenda, you will just have to have a holiday in Lancashire! Why are they up north? It might be something to do with the former textile industry (says she, clutching at straws). Also some are in what I would guess to be fairly cheap premises to rent.

On the other hand, London has Goldhawk Road :P :P and Woolcrest in Hackney and other places I daren't visit for fear of serious wallet depletion!
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

BrendaP

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 22:58:35 PM »
If we go that way it's Warrington (Cheshire now but was Lancashire until 1974) and that seems to be the only town up there which doesn't have one of those Aladin's caves. :\
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Marniesews

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 00:39:01 AM »
Oh dear, 4 days since this was posted so I'm not sure if they'l still have many of the biggest Gutermann reels left. I'm not desperated but a couple more of the basic colours will keep me going for ages.

I don't go to Hobbycraft to find bargains either but the 50% off Gutermann sale isn't matched elsewhere in my experience so is well worth the 9 mile trip to my nearest store as we often go past.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Iminei

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 09:06:31 AM »
I bootled down there to collect a magnifying daylight lamp for £20, (which I had ordered online, as it was out of stock in store)



(which I was disappointed in when I realised it wasn't an Ottlite as I had believed*),

and with my 15% off voucher I had received when ordering that ... I added

 a Gigantic Really Useful boxes rainbow tower for £28



and Six 1000m reels of Guterman in basic colours for £4.50 each !!!!

Sorry, Marnie, I might have snaffled the last of them!

* My disappointment soon faded as just after I got in with my booty, Mei managed to dislodge her necklace once more and I (almost) effortlessly managed to put it back together using the light and magnifier ...something that usually necessitates a visit to the jewellers!!!
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 09:24:52 AM »
Cor blimey, that's set and a half of drawers!!  I may have to have a little look see...

Iminei

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 09:26:51 AM »
Exactly, Its about 50" tall and comes to just under my shoulder height and might just tame my overflowing stash ...

and in colour order .....

« Last Edit: January 09, 2018, 09:29:56 AM by Iminei »
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Hobby craft sale
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 10:06:50 AM »
Oh my, colour order... embroidery threads... sewing threads... now you've got me thinking!!