Tuesday, 27 October 2015

We sadly said "Goodbye" to...

...another craft shop here in South Essex.

In2crafting at Wickford, closed their doors at 3pm on Monday 26 October 2015.

Logo of In2crafting
John, Rene & Michelle will be missed and I hope the future holds something good for them.

In2crafting had been running for just over 11 years - originally starting at the Alpha Garden Centre and then 5 1/2 years ago relocating to the shop at Ladygate in Wickford town centre.

Demo days were always busy - this one was for Woodware stamps...

...being shown fun ways with paper piecing and the use of card candi.

Unfortunately, like many high streets these days, Wickford does not have a very wide range of shops (many premises are empty) and this has resulted in an ever decreasing level of 'footfall'.

I wish John, Rene & Michelle all the very best for wherever their journey takes them...........................


scrappyjen said...

Very sad.. It is very hard to keep going. Jx

Redanne said...

It is always sad when a local shop closes, the internet has a lot to answer for! I was gutted with my reasonably local craft shop, Artist Trading Post closed, a while back, there is nothing like going in and just looking and touching real products.... xx

Stef H said...

yeah, i feel your pain. we have stores closing here too... and always the ones we really like... go figure! what a different world we live in.

ugh on the powerlines being down. one thing i definitely don't miss is the long commute i had to work (2 hrs. one way), tho i sure do miss the people!

have a great week. stay dry and stay safe.

hugs :)