Fantastic UK online shop selling patchwork, quilting fabric, haberdashery and yarns

We ship to the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand


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Inspirations Handicraft Online Shop

Inspirations Handicraft Online Shop began life as a bricks and mortar shop in Exeter in the 1980's. Now exclusively online, we sell patchwork fabric, quality yarn, books & haberdashery. We are continually evolving to supply our long-term faithful and new customers with all of their sewing, knitting and handicraft needs. Although we have heritage dating back to the 1940's, we are always seeking new and exciting things to inspire you to create, embellish, make-do and mend.

Always willing to help, we are a small team of friendly and deeply knowledgeable staff based in Devon who are passionate about sewing, knitting, and all forms of needlecraft. Just email us on or call us on +44 (0) 7866 559 618 for any adviice or support


The Handicraft Shop first opened its doors on 4a, Bridge Street, Exeter in 1949.  The shop moved through various city center premises until 1972, when it settled in the Central Station crescent on Queen Street, just off the High Street, Exeter. 

Meanwhile in 1997 on Exeter quayside, Cherry Whitaker created an innovative and vibrant needlecraft shop called simply "Inspirations".  In 2005, Cherry combined the two businesses, utilising the more central Queen Street premises, and drawing on the strengths of both the traditional and the new, to create the retail shop. Cherry decided to close the doors to the shop in Exeter in March 2016 and sell excusively online, allowing Inspirations Handicraft Shop to continue for many years to come.

We do a selection of sewing, quilting and hobbycraft shows at westpoint throught the year. See our facebook updates for details or subscribe to our newsletter. Cherry is also availbale to take stock to local Devon-based crafting groups.

Our mailing address is :- (Sorry no customer visits available) 

Brook House, Glasshouse lane, Countess wear, Exeter, EX2 7BZ

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