If you've been in store recently you will have noticed that we've got even more art and craft books in. As well as the book display area being jam packed with books we have start putting books in and around the shop next to the art products they relate to.
The reason we have done this is to give you some inspiration as to what can be achieved with the difference art products. The feedback we've had from you has been great and we are happy that doing this has helped inspire you to get creative and try out different art mediums you may not have thought to before.
We sell books that will help you with most crafts and arts including sewing, embroidery, patchwork, quilling, needlefelting, acrylic, watercolour, gouache, charcoal and so much more. If you can't find the book you are looking for let us know and we will do our best to order in a suitable book for you.
On another note, we have so many exciting developments planned for us here at Devon Art Supplies in Seaton and we can't wait to share them with you. Keep you eyes open for updates here on the blog and on our social media pages Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Stencils are a great tool for creating quick and cool designs. They are available in a range of sizes from different companies offering many different designs. We have a selection of brands in store at Devon Art Supplies including our in house designer brand 'Imagine Design Create'.
Stencils, as long as cared for, can last forever. To care for your stencils it is advised that when you have used then with whatever medium you've chosen such as ink, paint glitter pastes, or pencil, to clean them with a damp cloth and then dry them of leave them to dry. Avoid letting any medium dry on the stencil where possible as it can cause issues when using at a later date and can also damage the surface of the stencil.
Alphabet stencils and numbers stencils are available in a range of sizes and fonts. We have done our best to source as many different types as possible as we know they are one of the most popular types of stencils used by both artists and crafters.
You can view our range of stencils in store at 30 Queen Street, Seaton or online here on our website.
Have yoy been wondering where you can get cross stictch kits and needlecraft kits in Seaton? Well you've found us! Here at Devon Art Supplies we offer a wide range of needlecrafts kits for children and beginners through to adults and experienced stitchers.
We have designs of different sizes and styles including some animals, flowers, baby arrival, wedding and landscapes. We are always on the look out for new needle craft designs to add to our collection.
It is well worth popping in for a browse if you are local as often new designs are snapped up in store before they even get loaded to the website.
We are open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and Saturday 10am to 2.30pm and our website is open for orders 24/7. We can deliver in the Seaton area or we can post out UK wide.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Do you love the Santoro range? Love cardmaking and crafting?
We have a great selection of craft products from the Santoro range including papers, dies, stamps and more.
Pictured above is one of the quick and easy cards created using the Santoro die cut toppers and papers. These packs are so handy, they come with great co-ordinating toppers and papers that can be used to create stunning cards and scrapbook pages.
Many of the Santoro items we have in stock are available at discounted prices
You can find out more about the Santoro brand here on their website
When we moved here to Seaton in 2014 and rebranded from Imagine Design Create Ltd to Devon Art Supplies we had a shop packed full of creative supplies, we ran birthday parties, workshops afterschool clubs and more. At that point we were the only shop in Seaton offering these products and services. We loved having the shop packed full of families enjoying getting creative. Times have obviously changed and we have had to adapt to survive as a small family run business.
(The way the shop once looked, the wall has now gone and long workshop table removed)
One of the ways we have done this is to invest in our website, our website not only hosts this blog to keep you up to date with all things Devon Art Supplies related but also has information about us and a web shop where you can order for home delivery, collection or postage delivery. We also have two Youtube channels packed full of demonstrations, tips and advice.
(Flashback to a time where we ran regular workshops and our branded T-shirts!)
Another way we have adapted is to increase the range of art brands and supplies we offer and this is something we really want to continue to do but we need your help. We need to know what art supplies you want to see both in store and here on our website. We currently offer an order in service, there are many products we have access to from our suppliers but cannot afford to stock in store so we offer an order in service which means we can usually have the art supply you need in store and ready within 48hrs. We can then arrange a suitable collection time or deliver to your door in the Seaton area.
We have invested in the past few years on improving the shopfront and interior including removing a wall to open the shop up making it easier to move around, re-painting the shop front and having a planter built which we've filled with colourful plants to help us catch your eye when you are walking around Seaton. We really love getting your feedback on these changings and it has been lovely to hear how much you are loving these changes so far and appreciate the hard work that has gone in to keeping our little shop open and inviting.
We plan to continue stocking wool and yarns from Stylecraft, we know that you love these and we are doing our best to keep on top of ordering the various colours and varieties including chunky, aran and double knit.
We will continue to stock cardmaking and stamping supplies including our own brand range of Imagine Design Create stamps. We know that you love these and want to continue offering a variety of craft supplies like stickers, stencils and ink pads too.
We are unsure if we will continue with the beading supplies and jewellery making supplies, we investing quite a bit in these over the past few years and have noticed a decline in people purchasing these supplies so we will see how things go for the rest of 2021 before deciding if we will discontinue these products.
We have discontinued the cake making selection, we have a few items left but once these are gone we will no longer stock cake making supplies.
There are a number of other ways we want to adapt and develop the shop and some of these are in progress due to be carried out over the coming months, so watch this space! We would love to hear your thoughts too, what would you like to see us stock here at Devon Art Supplies? What would you like to see change?
We are here for you, our lovely Seaton community and visitors so your views and opinions are important to us!
Thanks as always for your support,
Kerri-Ann, Jon & family x