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By Emily Peagram 25 Oct 2022

Every year, thousands of makers across the UK use their creative talents to set up small craft businesses. And they aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving, in fact businesses starting from a hobby contribute an impressive combined total of £39bn to the economy annually, according to research carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).

To support passionate makers and crafting entrepreneurs, Hobbycraft has announced the launch of Hobbycraft Plus. Available now, this unique subscription service has been created specifically to offer dedicated crafters and craft businesses discounts across the entire Hobbycraft range and provide them with support and advice in the form of exclusive seminars to help them grow their business.

The subscription costs £80 per year and delivers over £170 of cost-savings and activities*, including:

• 15% discount across the entire Hobbycraft range instore and online (exclusions apply**)

• Upgrade to FREE next day delivery for online orders over £25

• 3 FREE expert seminars focused on helping you grow your business

• Access to bulk product and packaging

• Seasonal newsletters and regular updates

Each expert seminar has been created in partnership with Untld Project, a PR and Marketing agency specialising in independent creative and crafty brands.

Seminar topics on offer will include PR, social media, marketing, TikTok and customer service.

Hobbycraft are also giving Hobbycraft Plus subscribers the chance to win a £500 Hobbycraft gift card. Subscribers simply need to sign up to Hobbycraft Plus before 31st December 2022 to be entered into the prize draw.

Hobbycraft has committed to working with key players in the crafting community to ensure they are offering the best possible package to craft kings and queens looking to set up and grow a business. Alongside Untld Project, Hobbycraft is working closely with Folksy and Pedddle.

Folksy is the home of British craft and the largest UK market for craft and handmade goods. Everyone is welcome to sell on the platform, whether they work in a professional studio or from their kitchen table, as long as their work is original or made by hand.

Pedddle is on a mission to support shopping small by helping users locate markets near them, so that they can discover and support talented local makers. The site also allows craft businesses to find and apply for stalls at hundreds of markets across the UK, with the option to apply for multiple markets with just one click.

Click here to find out more about how Hobbycraft Plus will support UK crafters to grow their businesses.

*Worth over £170 assuming £45 discount on £300 annual spend, 3 seminars at £30 each, 6 Next Day delivery charges.

**Excludes digital craft machines, printers, sewing machines, Made to Measure Patterns, workshops, subscriptions and gift cards. Please visit

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