Sharon Turner preparing for a card making workshop
The Tesco end of Camborne’s Trelowarren Street has become a centre of creative art and hobby shops with products to suit a wide range of needs and budgets.
Jim’s is renowned for its affordable art and craft supplies. Just in Fabrics has an extensive range of fabrics and haberdashery. Kernow Model Railway Centre is known internationally by collectors and enthusiasts and has some excellent accessories for school projects too. Pastiche is a shop devoted to candles and fragrance oils.
Some of the shops in Camborne’s creative quarter are also offering workshops to help people make the most of the products they sell. Stick With It sells all manner of paper products and owner Sharon Turner runs twice weekly papercraft classes. Alongside the clothing in Sands of Cornwall owner, Tina Chapman-Dalley, sells craft items and also runs regular workshops. The newest shop attracted to this section of the high street is Reloved Cornwall. The owners, Christian Morris and Andrew Quick have just moved to 68 Trelowarren Street from Cross Street – they needed a bigger shop. Alongside fabulous gifts and upcycled furniture, they stock prestigious Annie Sloan chalk paint and will soon be running workshops looking at upcycling techniques, including gilding.
“This is a really exciting development for Camborne town centre,” said BID Camborne Manager, Mel Martin. “These art, craft and hobby shops add a whole new dimension and something quite individual that is likely to attract new customers.”