Where once stood the late great Battle Post Office on Abbey Green, rises a new shop full of colour, inspiration, variety and value. 'The Crafty Norman' created by Helen & Paul Baker who have reincarnated this shop into an arts & crafts haven, along with an amazing choice of greetings cards and stationery.
With offerings from Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney and Humbrol supplying acrylics, oils, watercolour, inks and enamels the choice is vast.

Those after quality card and paper will not be disappointed either, hot and cold pressed Fabriano paper is available along with quality cartridge paper of various sizes, colours and weights.

Das clay, Fimo, Newclay & Claydium to name but a few make an appearance along with an array of modelling tools to make that perfect creation. We also stock Foam & Silk clay for younger people to test their imagination, and at a very competitive price!
‘A brush is for life, not just a painting’ Introducing our new range of Pro Arte brushes, we’re sure you’ll find a brush for life here, fantastic quality that even the most discerning artist will appreciate.
Looking to up cycle that chest of drawers or Chair?  Americana Decor chalk paint is here to help and at an affordable price too! That next restoration project might now look more appealing with 28 different colours to choose from. It’s much easier than you think! Come in and see what we’ve done with a couple of pieces of furniture, we’ll show you how.
‘So Soft’ is an amazing fabric paint that comes in 48 different colours. It doesn’t go hard, fade or crack. You can design your own t-shirt or colour in a rucksack with it, or do what Helen did, she painted her most favourite pair of faded shoes and has fallen in love with them all over again.

Wentworth jigsaw puzzles are made from solid wood and laser cut, they are the most addictive jigsaw I’ve come across, and to commemorate the 950th Battle of Hastings we’ve commissioned a special puzzle with medieval whimseys, a must for any collector.
A stand of over 150 reference and colouring books beckons those interested in improving their style or finding out how to do something, or maybe just looking for therapy!
The list goes on, so the best bet is to come and visit us and take a look yourself, come in for a chat and a browse, you never know what might happen. That crafty artistic side of you is itching to get out and we might just have the key.

Helen & Paul at The Crafty Norman.