Inspirations Superstore - Preston


 Inspirations is our 10,000² ft award winning craft superstore in Preston, Lancashire.

We stock papercrafts, scrapbooking, knitting and stitching, hobbies and gifts along with all your favourite brands! We are also known as the home of Hunkydory Crafts as we stock all of the Hunkydory product range, along with other great brands such as Tim Holtz, Sweet Dixie, Sue Wilson, Tonic Studios, Crafter’s Companion and many more.

  OPENING TIMES:  Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:30 Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

 FIND US: Capitol Centre, Preston, PR5 4AW   T: 01772 880852


Seth Apter at Inspirations

Seth Apter will be in-store for two 3 hours sessions! We caught up with him to find out what he had planned:

"New to mixed media? Or want to take your mixed media skills to the next level? Then one of my 3 hour workshops is perfect for you. Layer by layer, I will guide you through the process of creating dynamic art with depth, dimension and detail. Using gesso, acrylic paint and mediums, ink and collage, we will be buiding up a surface with techniques that create both actual and visual texture. Each class is designed to help you learn to embrace an approach to creativity that is all about freedom, embracing 'mistakes' and working without a plan. In the end, you will leave with a finished artwork and a variety of techniques that you can use for mixed media art or apply to your cards, scrapbooks and/or journals."

Book early as these places are sure to fill fast!

Seth is in the UK for a short while and only doing workshops at 3 stores!

Upcoming Workshops:


Join us at our store in Preston to get hands-on with some of the best products, as well as the best craft tutors in the market and make some beautiful crafts to take home with you.

You will also receive a 10% off Voucher to use on the day against any products bought in-store. If you need to purchase anything prior to the workshop for use in it, then you will receive 10% off those too!

Places for these workshops must be booked in advance, either by telephone 01772 880852, online or in-store.

Free Demonstrations:

Come along for a free demonstration at our Inspirations store in Preston.

This is a great opportunity to meet other crafters, learn new tips and techniques or try out a new craft!

No need to book, just pop in anytime and stay as long as you like.


Crochet Drop-In

Join the Crochet fans at this Drop-In. Lynne Miller will be on-hand for any queries or help or you can just join in the fun!


Saturday 11th January: 10am - 4pm


Susan Lees

Join Susan Lees as she gets crafty and passes on her tips and techniques to using some of the products in-store.


Saturday 25th January

Directions to Inspirations:



To find us using a GPS or SatNav, please use the postcode PR5 4AW

  • From the M6 - take Junction 29 and follow the signs to 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.


Park & Ride buses can be accessed from Preston in Jacson Street, besides the Harris Museum & Library. Buses run every 10 minutes in peak hours. Inspirations is located next to the Park & Ride carpark.

The Capitol Centre is also accessible by bus, serviced by two regular routes from the city centre.

Stagecoach - Chorley/Bolton - 125/126

Stagecoach - Wigan - 113


Preston Train Station is a short journey away from Inspirations. You can either take a short walk to the bus station OR take a connecting bus.

Buses from the Train Station: 1, 3 or 88a to the City Centre.

The Park & Ride bus departs from Jacson Street, next to the Harris Museum & Library. Buses run every 10 minutes in peak hours. Inspirations is located next to the Park & Ride carpark.

Have a look around Inspirations!

Have a peek inside our store with our virtual tour.

Click on the arrows to 'walk' around!