Emporia Fabric & Craft is the only shop of its kind in Ashford, Kent, selling beautiful fabrics as well as a fabulous selection of handmade crafts from local artisans. You can find us slap, bang right in middle of the town centre at Park Mall Shopping Centre, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8RY, where we not only sell a wonderful range of handmade goodies but also hold regular sewing and knitting groups, classes and courses that will teach you everything you need to know about knitting, sewing and a range of other crafty skills.

Our current opening hours are: 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday, but do keep your eyes and ears peeled for changes over the year, specifically around Christmas. Any changes to our opening times will be posted here, or on our Facebook page, so don’t be a stranger and follow us to get all the news and gossip about exciting classes and new arrivals in the shop sent straight to your inbox.

You can also get in touch with us, if you are a friendly sort, via the contact form or by adding a comment on the relevant post. Or there is always the old fashioned way, by visiting us in person at the shop. Either way, we would love to hear from you and get your opinions or any feedback, so do feel free drop us a line on 01233 612278 or come in and say hello.

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    • Hi PInkie, there are plenty of car parks in central Ashford, most of which are no more than five minutes walk from the shop. The one next to Wilkinson’s on Edinburgh Road is closet to us.

  1. My 9 year wants to learn how to use a sewing machine and make clothes do you offer any classes for this?

    • Hi Claire, we run a Get to Know your Sewing Machine course on the first Saturday of every month, and we also have Beginners Sessions where you can learn basic techniques such as inserting a zip or making button holes. Please see the Classes page for full information or give the shop a ring on 01233 612278 and I’m sure we can sort something out for her.

  2. Hi,
    I am interested in beginners knitting,on 24th Sept.Do I have to book ahead and if so how to I make a payment?

    • Hi Helen, we still have space on that date, so if you like we can pencil you in. However, your place won’t be secure until you make a 50% deposit, which you can make in person at the shop.

    • Hi Anne, yes you can – please visit our website to order this and any if our other patterns. You can find think under the Patterns page at the top of the blog.

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