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Inspirations Craft Store, Preston

Visit our 10,000sq ft award-winning retail superstore, based at the Capitol Centre, Preston - winner of "Craft Retailer of the Year (North West)" at the Craft, Hobby & Stitch British Craft Awards 2013, 2014 and "Overall Craft Retailer of the Year" 2014!

Here you will find papercrafts galore, including the complete range from Hunkydory Crafts. There are tons of stamps, scrapbooking, gifts, jewellery and haberdashery as well as our fabric and knitting department that includes the latest quilting and patchwork goodies.

Our staff are all here to help and can answer any queries as they are all crafters. Have a special coffee in our coffee lounge and watch the latest programmes on Create & Craft TV.


Opening Times

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Monday 10am 5.30pm
Tuesday 10am 5.30pm
Wednesday 10am 5.30pm
Thursday 10am 5.30pm
Friday 10am 5.30pm
Saturday 10am 5.30pm
Sunday 11am 4pm

Where are we?

Inspirations is easily accessible from all directions, situated on the Capitol Centre, just off the main ring-road and a short distance away from Preston City Centre.

The Capitol Centre, Winery Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 4AW

  • By Road
  • By Rail
  • Park & Ride
  • By Bus

Inspirations by Cardcraft Plus is situated on the Capitol Centre on the A6, Chorley to Preston road.

From the M6 - come off at Junction 29 and follow signs for the A6 Preston. The Capitol Centre is on the left, marked also as Park & Ride.

Turn left onto Capitol Way. Inspirations is straight ahead, behind Dunelm Mill

If you arrive at Preston Train Station then the Capitol Centre is just a short journey away. To get to the Capitol Centre from the City Centre requires either a short walk from the train station to the bus station, OR a connecting bus. Please click here to visit the Preston Bus website for more information.

There are buses from Preston Railway Station to the main Bus station - Numbers 1, 3 or 88a to City Centre. If travelling on foot, follow Fishergate, the main road through the town centre, past the Fishergate Centre and The Mall until you reach the Miller Arcade. The bus for the Park & Ride (beside Inspirations) is situated on Jacson Street, next to the Harris Museum, with frequent departures. For more rail and bus details please see the appropriate tabs.

Preston's park & ride is perfectly situated for the Inspirations Superstore, with a 'stop' just opposite the entance.

Please click here to visit the Preston Bus website for more information.

The Capitol Centre is readily accessible by bus, serviced by two regular routes from the city centre, the Chorley/Bolton 125/126 and the Bamber Bridge 150/151.

Please click here to visit the Preston Bus website for more information.

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October 2014

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Autumn Extravaganza with Inspirations

1 October 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Todays events:-

Debbie Shore: TV personality Debbie Shore will be in-store signing her books and demonstrating her skills with fabric.

Ruth Mackie-McCartan: Ruth will be demonstratiing using Hunkydory's latest products.

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Craft with hels with Hels Sheridan

2 October 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £35.00

Join Hels in a class today, decorating your own fabulous picture frame. Places are limited and early booking is strongly advised to secure a place on this popular class.

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Autumn Extravaganza with Inspirations

2 October 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Todays events:-

Jodie Johnson: Hints, tips and free demonstrations from the team at Tonic Studios.

Rae Dalal: Free demonstrations by Rae using Crafters Companion Die'sire Create-a-Card and the Christmas Classique dies.

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Autumn Extravaganza with Inspirations

3 October 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Todays events:

Hels Sheridan: Free in-store demonstration by Hels crafting with the new range of 12x12 Kaisercraft papers.

Melanie Heaton: Free demonstrations by Mel with the latest Tilda papers to cover MDF

Lis Binns: Free demonstrations by Lis using the fabulous Tilda fabrics to make a gorgeous polar bear and Christmas decorations.

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Autumn Extravaganza with Inspirations

4 October 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Todays events:-

Jo Channon: We always enjoy a visit from Jo! She is an Inspiartion, so a visit to Inspirations is definately the right thing to do!

Nicki Hall: Nicki will be showing her skills using the latest additions to the Pan Pastel range.

Ruth McCartan: Ruth will be doing a free jewellery make an dtake. Bookings can be made in advance, so contact us now to secure your place.

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Jo Channon with Jo Channon

5 October 2014 — 11am to 4pm — £30.00

We are always asked for a workshop with Jo, so now is your chance to attend one! Early booking is strongly advised to secure a place on this class, which is sure to be be extremely popular.

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Autumn Extravaganza with Inspirations

5 October 2014 — 11am to 3pm — £FREE

Todays events:-

Jason Wilkes: Demonstrating Bert & Gert stamp sets. Everyone enjoyed meeting Jason on his last visit and these stamps are so different and versatile.

Nicki Hall: Nicki is with us for another day demonstrating the Graphit alcohol markers.

Sarah McCrossan: Sarah will be running 20 minute makes and takes throughout the day. These are FREE but bookable in advance to ensure you have a place.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

6 October 2014 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good conversation.Please book in at the till upon arrival where you will be issued with a 10% off voucher for use on the day.

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Crafting with Sue with Sue Lees

8 October 2014 — 6pm to 9pm — £20.00

In today's evening class decorate your own beautiful picture frame.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

9 October 2014 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring along your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good conversation. Please book in at the till upon arrival where will issue you with a 10% voucher for use on the day.

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Punch Board with Sarah McCrossan

12 October 2014 — 10.30am to 3.30pm — £20.00

Learn to make various items using your We are Memory Keepers punchboard. Please bring along your own punch board or purchase your own on the day with 10% off.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

13 October 2014 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring along your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good converstion. Please book in at the till upon arrival where we will issue you with a 10% off voucher for use on the day.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

16 October 2014 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring along your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good conversation. Please book in at the till upon arrival where we will issue you with a 10% off voucher for use on the day. 

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Quilting with Lis with Lis Binns

18 October 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

Join Lis for another of our ever popular quilting classes

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Notelet Drawer with Sue Lees

19 October 2014 — 10.30am to 3.30pm — £30.00

Join Sue for today class decorating a notelet box to mach your own decor. This little box is so versatile and could also be a jewleery box, sewing box and so much more.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

20 October 2014 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring along your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good conversation. Please book in at the till upon arrival where we will issue you with a 10% off voucher for use on the day.

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Crafting with Sue with Sue Lees

22 October 2014 — 6pm to 9pm — £20.00

In tonights evening class Sue will be guiding you through making Christmas cards, class includes a stamp to take home.

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Quilting with Lis with Lis Binns

22 October 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

In todays class learn the technique of folded patchwork

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Craft Club with Inspirations

23 October 2014 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring along your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good conversation. Please book in at the till upon arrival where we will issue you with a 10% off voucher for use on the day.

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Quilting with Lis with Lis Binns

24 October 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

Today's class is titled playing with threads and stitches. Learn some new skills and make a stunning weaved panel. This class is already proving so popular we have arranged to repeat it on saturday 1st November too as places left are now extremely limited. 

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Craft Club with Inspirations

27 October 2014 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring along your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good conversation. Please book in at the till upon arrival where we will issue you with a 10% off voucher for use on the day.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

30 October 2014 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring along your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good conversation. Please book in at the till upon arrival where we will issue you with a 10% off voucher for use on the day.

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Upcoming Events

In all classes tea and coffee is provided, feel free to bring a packed lunch if you're staying all day. Please call us on 01772 880852 should you require further details or information.

10% Discount Voucher - Anyone attending a workshop will receive a voucher for 10% off any purchases made on the day

Workshops fill up quickly - please book and pay for your place as soon as possible.

Telephone 01772 880852 for more details and to book

Booking Conditions
The full amount must be paid when booking our workshops. Please note, if you cancel your booking within 7 working days of the workshop, only 50% of the full amount paid will be refunded. Less than 3 days notice will result in no refund being given. In the event of a workshop being cancelled by us, your payment will be refunded in full.

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