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Haverhill businesses looks to enhance its offer after impending move to a bigger premises




A Haverhill craft business which runs social craft events and workshops from the Menta Business Centre is to move to bigger premises - allowing it to expand its offer.

Snobby Eddy Crafts will open on July 2 at its new premises in Rookwood Way, which is easily accessible and has free parking.

Owner Debby Dyson said: “Moving will allow me to offer a wider range of activities in this fantastic Craft Centre whilst still adhering to social distancing.”

Snobby Eddy Crafts owner Debby Dyson inside her new, brighter and more spacious premises. Picture by Mark Westley.
Snobby Eddy Crafts owner Debby Dyson inside her new, brighter and more spacious premises. Picture by Mark Westley.

The ground floor has a large studio room for its weekly socials and a separate outlet selling fabrics, haberdashery, and craft supplies.

Upstairs leads to an expansive open studio with lots of natural light including a comfy corner for those who want to natter and there is a brand new kitchen and toilet facilities on the ground floor.

“The most exciting part is that there is an outdoor patio area so really messy crafts can be undertaken now,” added Debby.

The new home for Snobby Eddy Crafts in Rookwood Way, Haverhill. Picture by Mark Westley
The new home for Snobby Eddy Crafts in Rookwood Way, Haverhill. Picture by Mark Westley

Snobby Eddy diversified during lockdown to provide a range of home craft kits including sewing, ceramic painting, glass fusion and not forgetting the demand for mask kits.

For many years crafting has been a lifeline for people with low level anxiety and depression and sadly due to the social isolation restrictions these numbers have risen.

Debby wants to offer mental health community groups the chance to run regular craft events at the centre. For more information please contact her on 07748 125750.

Inside Snobby Eddy Crafts. Picture by Mark Westley
Inside Snobby Eddy Crafts. Picture by Mark Westley

There will be the usual weekly social events, various craft workshops plus the option to rent spaces for community groups, team building events for companies, after school craft clubs, birthday parties, hen parties, home schoolers, individual tutors running their own classes and individual users needing more space.

Resident tutor Dawn Gower, from The Fabric Seagull, has already booked her space and will use her training in art therapies to run a range of craft activities for children, birthday parties, a weekly sewing club for teenagers and free motion embroidery classes for adults, plus a mother and baby group focusing on communication techniques with your baby.

Debby intends to seek funding to have an internal lift fitted, capable of taking wheelchair users and disabled clients to the top floor open space.

If anyone has information regarding internal lifts or funding for one,contact Debby on 07748 125750.


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