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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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September 2015

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Craft Club with Inspirations

3 September 2015 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

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

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Parchment class with Mary Whitehead

5 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £20.00

Another of Mary's popular parchment classes. Early booking is advised as places are limited and fill up fast.

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Decorated MDF Unit with Sue Lees

6 September 2015 — 10.30 to 3.30 — £30.00

Book onto Sue's class and decorate your own storage unit to take home and keep. In today's class Sue will be using the 'LYON' style unit from the Tonic range.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

7 September 2015 — 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 September 2015 — 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/Quilting Drop In with Lis Binns

11 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

Bring along your own projects and recieve expert help and advice from Lis whilst crafting amongst friends.

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Sewing/Quilting Drop In with Lis Binns

12 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

Bring along your own projects amd recieve expert help and advice from Lis whilst crafting amongst friends.

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Card class with Sue Lees

13 September 2015 — 11am to 3pm — £20.00

Come and join Sue for a messy class using gilding wax on canvas

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Craft Club with Inspirations

14 September 2015 — 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

17 September 2015 — 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

18 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

In today's workshop Lis will be teaching how to make a Zippy Purse.

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Quilting with Lis with Lis Binns

19 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

One of Lis' classes aimed at the more experienced quilter 

In this class Lis will be teaching the Flying Geese Technique.

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Scrapbooking with Sue Lees

20 September 2015 — 11am to 3pm — £20.00

Come along and join Sue for a day creating wonderful memories to keep. Please bring along 10 photographs, today's class includes 10 sheets of scrapbooking papers of your own choice.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

21 September 2015 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

bring along yourown 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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Beginners Quilting with Lis Binns

23 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £25.00

Another of Lis' classes aimed at the novice /intermediate quilter

You will be learning hoe to do Curved Piecing.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

24 September 2015 — 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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Macmillan Coffee Morning with Inspirations

25 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

We will be selling cakes and hosting a tombolla to raise money for Macmillan.

Come along and enjoy a tasty treat!

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Birthday Event with Inspirations

26 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Claire Caunce will be hosting a make and take making mdf Christmas decorations.

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Birthday Event with Jo Channon

27 September 2015 — 11am to 3.30pm — £FREE

Jo will be demostrating various techniques using Brushos.

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Birthday Event - Mini Workshop with Sarah McCrossan

28 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £7.50

Various slots available throughout the day.

You will be decorating a heart chalk board.

£7.50 per person.

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Birthday Event - Mini Workshop with Sarah McCrossan

28 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £7.50

Various slots available throughout the day.

You will be decorating a heart chalk board.

£7.50 per person.

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Birthday Event with Claire Charville

28 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

More info coming soon

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Birthday Event with Hels Sheridan

28 September 2015 — 10am to 4pm — £FREE

Hels will be demonstrating various techniques.

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Craft Club with Inspirations

28 September 2015 — 10am to 1.30pm — £5.00

Bring along your own projects, meet new people and enjoy good conversation. Please bok 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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