THE EMPORIUM ‘Crafters Emporium’ was established April 2015 and now has its reputation of the well loved Gift Shop that is home to North East Crafters, Makers and Artists. The Emporium has also managed to resurrect the Dry Clean and Alteration Drop and Collect Service to Prudhoe High Street.
Why do we do it
Because the owner Tracey has a passion for all things Crafty, its as simple as that. Some years ago Tracey wanted to set up her own showcase space in a local shop and failed to find anything affordable or suitable within the area, therefore together with her family Tracey built her own!
Tracey says “I am proud of what we have achieved as a family and am very delighted to have managed to build an outlet which supports Crafters/Artists and Makers from the UK, but predominantly the North East of England. With rents from £2.50 a week, which can be less than a cup of coffee these days! I feel that we have achieved a place where anyone wishing to do so, can rent space affordably, without the worry of renting a whole shop of their own, which of course comes with all of the additional expenses and outlay that goes with it. With the addition of the Dry Clean and Alteration Drop and Collect Service I feel we are further helping the local Community, who would otherwise have to source Dry Cleaning some distance away from the High Street. Add to that our Workshops ran by local Tutors, I feel that we have built a wonderful Emporium that can be shared by people of all ages”
What crafts do you show
Our list of Crafters is constantly changing as crafters packages come to an end and new crafters come in typically you can expect to see Textiles, Cards, Candles, Jewellery, Art etc…. but, that is just a snapshot.