Your Local Craft Store Since 1960

Visit our shop in Hawkhurst for advice and service on wool, foam cutting, and haberdashery supplies.

Since we established in 1960, we have stocked a wide range of supplies and products for hobbies and crafts, including sewing, upholstering, and knitting.

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Your Craft Shop in Hawkhurst Since 1960

Our friendly, family-run craft shop in Hawkhurst has been supplying craft products since 1960. Our range of haberdashery includes all necessary needles, thread, and a variety of knitting wools and patterns – everything you need for hobbies and crafts.

With a wealth of experience in furniture repair and restoration, we are also perfectly placed to advise you on the best ways to create or renovate your furniture. We cut foam and other stuffing materials to order and create cushion interiors to order, giving you a one-stop-shop for all your craft needs.


Call 01580 752 904 today or

Introducing our new range of James.C. Brett wools, Shhh 20% wool 80% acrylic in stunning colours!


Our Services

The Craft Centre is your one-stop-shop for all your knitting, sewing, and wool supplies. We have an extensive range of craft supplies in-store, as well as everything you need for your knitting projects. We welcome customers of all ages.


About Us

Based in the quaint market town of Hawkhurst, the Craft Centre has been providing craft supplies to local customers since the 1960s. Our family-owned craft store specialises in wool and craft materials, with an emphasis on a friendly, local service.

Our customers say…


“Perfect treasure trove, with helpful and friendly staff.”

Laila Turner

Sewing materials

Our Shop

If you’re looking for craft and sewing materials in Hawkhurst, come to The Craft Centre. We stock a huge range of craft supplies, from everything you need for scrapbooking and card making to the best equipment and materials for knitting and embroidery.

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Knitting & Sewing

We have a large range of knitting yarns at competitive prices, including 4 ply D.K. Chunkies and Aran. We also have a large pattern range available for all types of knitting and sewing projects. We are proud to be a local supplier to our community.

Foam cutting

Foam Cutting

Are you looking for bespoke foam cutting for your upcycling or furniture projects in Hawkhurst? We cut foam and other stuffing materials to order, and we can also create cushion interiors to order if you have made some new cushion covers.

Haberdashery in Hawkhurst


As well as our extensive range of craft supplies, we also have a haberdashery in Hawkhurst, including buttons, ribbons, zips, thread, and other materials you need for alterations and dressmaking. We are proud to be a local stockist for many local makers.

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The Craft Centre is a high-quality craft shop providing old fashioned customer service to our customers in Hawkhurst and Kent. Whether you’re looking for quality wool for a craft project, or need a reliable haberdashery, come visit us in-store. We also recover a range of furniture, offer a bespoke foam cutting service, and can advise you on your restoration projects. Call us today to find out how we can help: 01580 752 904.