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    Opening hours have always been a hot topic in Seaton, to make our decition for our soon to be amended opening hours we would like your feedback. 

    We currently open 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am till 2.30pm on Saturdays. Those are our 'opening hours' though you will have noticed than on occasion i am able to stay open later when my children are happy and don't need my attention! As we run the business soley ourselves with no staff we want to ensure we have a healthy work/life balance and don't want our children to feel like they are missing our on time spent with us. 

    As our children are getting older now and require less full time attention moving forward in September it is likely that we will be able to extend our hours, initially two days a week then depending on how our children feel possibly the whole week. 

    Which two days a week would you like to see us open later?

    What time would you like us to stay open until? 4pm? 5.30pm? 

    Do you feel it would be helpful for us to open earlier? 9am for example? 

    Obvoiusly any changes we make will need to be financially viable so us being able to keep the extended opening hours will require the support of you our lovely customers which is why we are asking for your opinion.  

    We look forward to hearing your views. 

  2. We've had a shop front makeover! (yes, another one! It's a slow but worthwhile process) 


    We were closed on Monday 12th July so that we could have the inside front display window converted from a low level display to a raised display bar. This is just the first step in our plan to making the inside of 30 Queen Street the perfect place for those who love art and books to visit.

    This isn't the end of our refurb plans either, we've got more plans in the pipeline. Last year we focused on making the outside front smarter; adding the planter, re-painting the black woodwork and having the shop info put on the windows. This year our focus is on the inside of the shop making it as spacious and open plan as possible, in the hope this will give you our customers the best possible shopping experience. 

    We want to say a big thank you to BRB Carpentry who did a fantastic job repurposing the old wooden slats into this brilliant raised display. They also built us a window front bookcase as you can see below which is perfect to display a selection of books from 'Betty's Books' this range of books will continue to increase over the coming months. 


    We'd love to hear what you think of our updates, let us know in the comments. 

  3. Just a reminder that we will be closed on Monday 12th July at 30 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2RB 

    Stage 1 of our refurbishment plans begin on Monday and we cannot wait to share with you the exciting plans we have to make the shop bigger and better. It has taken a long time to save up for the works we are having done but we believe they are really worthwhile and will make shopping with us an even better experience. 

    Once the buildings works are complete we will be investing in even more stock for the shop to fill the new areas we are creating. 

    We hope you'll come and visit us soon to see the changes we are making. 

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    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. 

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    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.