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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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July 2014

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Craft Club with Inspirations

3 July 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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Learn to Crochet with Claire Caunce

4 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £20.00

Due to poular requests we are re running our classes on learning basic crochet. In this 1st class get to grips with holding your hook, making chains and learning the double crochet stitch to make a small make up bag.

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Wooden Decorated Writing Desk with Sue Lees

6 July 2014 — 10.30 to 3.30pm — £45.00

Join Insipations own Sue for another class decorating an MDF project using paints and papers. This class will be assembling and decorating a useful wooden writing desk with a lid and drawer, perfect for any office or craft room. 

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Craft Club with Inspirations

7 July 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

10 July 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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Sewing Techniques with Lis Binns

11 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

Come and join Lis in a new set of classes learning a different technique each time and turning your skills into a beautiful bag to take home.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

14 July 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% voucher for use on the day.

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Sues Crafty Class with Sue Lees

16 July 2014 — 6pm to 9pm — £20.00

Join Sue in another of our extremely popular evening classes. this week Sue will be taking you through making a pop up card

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Craft Club with Inspirations

17 July 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

19 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

Join Lis this week as she guides you through part sewn seams. Booking early for our quilting classes is always highly advised as places fill up quickly.

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Beginners Calligraphy with Wynne Barnes

20 July 2014 — 10.30am to 3.30pm — £25.00

After the phenominal success of our first class Wynne is running another on how to master the art of calligraphy.

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craft club with Inspirations

21 July 2014 — 10am to 1.30 — £5.00

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

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CHRISTMAS EVENT with Inspirations

21 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Today we have instore:

Emma Varnam, She is promoting and signing copies of her book ' How to Crochet' .

Wendy from Card-io demonstating Majestic stamps.

Our very own Ruth demonstrting the latest Christmas Craftinator from Hunkydory.

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CHRISTMAS EVENT with Inspirations

22 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Day 2 of our week long Christmas crafting event

Further details to follow

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CHRISTMAS EVENT with Inspirations

22 July 2014 — 11am to 3pm — £FREE

Today instore:

Rae Dalal- Crafters Companion demonstrating the new Christmas Create a Card dies with the Ebosser.

Lis Binns - Demonstrating different sewing techniques.

Gemma Parker - Demonstrating the Lavinia stamps and bachgrounds.

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Quilting with Lis with Lis Binns

23 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

In this weeks class join Lis as she takes you through the highly useful technique of foundation piecing

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CHRISTMAS EVENT with Inspirations

23 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Today instore:

Hels Sheridan - demonstarting MDF Christgmas shapes with different techniques.

Pauline Wheeler - demonstrating the new Kaisercarft range.

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Mini scrapbook class with pauline wheeler

24 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £30.00

By popular demand we ahve booked Pauline Wheeler for a class. In todays class Pauline will guide you through making your own stunning mini scrapbook. Early booking is highly advised for this sought after popular class to avoid disappointment

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CHRISTMAS EVENT with Inspirations

24 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Today instore:

Danielle from Kuretake demonstrating the Wink of Luna Pens with various stamps.

Julia Watts demonstrating Christmas stamps and masks.

Stephen Watson- Origarmi Make and Take.

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CHRISTMAS EVENT with Inspirations

25 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Today Instore:

Tonic Studios demonstrating the Intrica dies.

Mary Whitehead demonstrating Parchment Craft.

Lynette from Hunkydory demonstrating the Christmas Craftinator.

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CHRISTMAS EVENT with Inspirations

26 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Today Instore;

Sarah McCrossan demonstrating Teresa Collins papers with Dies.

Wendy from Card-io demonstrating Christmas Majestic stamps.

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Christmas Event with Inspirations

27 July 2014 — 10am to 4pm — £Free

Today Instore;

Jo Channon

Claire Horner from Indigo Blu demonstrating their new range of Christmas Stamps.

Emma Rees - Dreamweaver Christmas Make and Take using Stencils and glitter.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

28 July 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

31 July 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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