craft department

We are the only specialists in Ely town centre for dressmaking, needlecraft, quilting, and craft-making equipment. The department is staffed by keen enthusiasts, so if you're in Ely do come in to see us, or simply give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Downton Abbey fabrics - new in!

Official licenced Downton Abbey fabrics from Andover fabrics. "The Women's Collection" now in stock, available in fat quarter packs.

pdfDownton Mood Board - The Dowager.pdf1.35 MB

pdfDownton Mood Boards - Edith.pdf1.19 MB

pdfDownton Mood Boards - Mary.pdf1.12 MB

pdfDownton Mood Boards - Non-Character.pdf1.12 MB

pdfDownton Mood Boards - Sybil.pdf1.19 MB

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The craft department has been established for ten years and has become one of the leading haberdashery shops in the area. Our customers travel the length and breadth of the country to visit.

It is a veritable treasure trove of colourful fabrics - continually changing patchwork cottons from Moda, Rowan, Makower, Fabric Freedom, Timeless Treasures, Michael Miller and Indonesian Batiks to name but a few. We stock a good selection of cotton and polyester wadding as well as the tools needed for quilting and patchwork.

We stock a variety of dress fabrics, fabrics for dance, and many different fabrics for costumes, for school, etc.. There is also a selection of fleece, furs, and dress nets, organzas, Aida and other fabrics for needlepoint projects. Also in stock are a variety of cross-stitch, long stitch, tapestry and needlepoint kits.

We have a fabulous array of machine and hand sewing threads, cottons, polyester, rayon, metallic, perle - and all in vibrant colours to make your mouth water! Threads are from Madeira, YLI, Coats, Gutermann, and Finca.

We have a bountiful supply of ribbons, feathers, flowers, braids, buttons and beads to tantalise the taste buds in a rainbow of exquisite colours.

There are five members of staff who have a wealth of knowledge, from dress making to patchwork quilts, from jewellery to cross stitch, and much, much more.


meet the manager

meet-manager-bridgetBridget Jones has been the manager of the craft department for the past six years. She is pleased to have been part of its growth and is very proud that it has blossomed into an exciting and versatile department.

She started her journey with City Cycle Centre about sixteen years ago in the toy department. The opportunity then arose for her to manage the craft department and she took this on board with great enthusiasm, which continues today.

Bridget's passion is to make the craft department as colourful and interesting as possible, filled with new ideas to inspire all those "crafty" people out there. She wants her customers to be enthralled by the diversity of products available and to leave the department with excitement and renewed inspiraton. Bridget finds it very gratifying to hear and see what customers are doing, and what they have achieved with the products they've bought. She enjoys the fulfilment that they bring.

contact the craft department

We're open from Monday to Saturday from 08:30 to 17:30. We'd love to see you, but if you're not able to visit us in person, or want to discuss our stock, or just want to speak to us before making a trip, don't hesitate to get in touch using the information shown below.

To find us, see our location here, as well as information about local parking, rail travel, and the city of Ely itself.

Telephone: 01353 663131