The Crafty Fox retail outlet is in the heart of the heritage town of Drogheda, County Louth.
We are a specialist supplier of fabrics for both quilting and crafting, and proudly stock one of the largest craft cotton fabric selections in Ireland.
From aida to zips, DIY supplies to pre-made gifts, we only retail topnotch quality supplies to our community of crafters. If you are unable to visit us in person, you can still get what you need by visiting our Online Store.
Through clubs, classes and workshops run in our purpose built classroom, we share ideas, share advice and indeed share a passion. We have a simple philosophy: Life is for living, laughing and crafting!
Continue reading to learn more about what The Crafty Fox can do for you.
There are stacks of fabulous 100% cottons from great value cotton poplins to designer quilt weight cottons.
Our designers include Tone Finnanger (Tilda Brand) from Norway, Robin Pickens, Bunny Hill Designs, Stacy Lest Hsu, V&A, 3 Sisters, Tim Holtz, Tula Pink and Joel Dewberry to name but a few!
We also have a select range for dressmaking and tailoring, including cottons, denims, jerseys, linens, velvets, lace and mixed fibre fabrics.
Household and Basics include fleece, felt, hessian, calico and muslin (perfect for basting the Christmas Turkey!)
If it's haberdashery you are looking for, we have the market leaders, because we believe good quality is very important:
We stock all your haberdashery products such as hand and machinery needles, a variety of pins, bag handles and snap fasteners, Vilene interfacing, Aida by the roll and pre-cut, sequins, polystyrene shapes, elastics, Velcro, pompom makers, flower looms etc........plus, many more bits and bobs that you always wanted but didn't know where to get them.
For storage, look at our colourful specialist sewing boxes, knitting & craft bags.
We stock a wide range of King Cole, Rico, Studio Donegal, Adriafil and Debbie Bliss yarns in various weights which include Double Knits; 4-Plys; Baby; Aran; Chunky and Super Chunky. For crochet and lacemaking we also have DMC fine yarn.
Our range goes from Value brands such as the ever popular Pricewise DK acrylic to extra special yarns such as pure new wool, 100% cotton, bamboos, merino, alpaca and linens, so there is always something a little extra special too.
Seasonal products are always a great hit, with Tinsel being a current favourite. We don't forget the wee ones, or the wee products and stock a wide range of shades in the 25g balls of value dk Dollymix.
Naturally, we also stock all the knitting needles, crochet hooks, stitch counters and other accessories you need.
Ribbons and Trimmings for every occasion!
We have a wide range of colours, materials and styles including the ever popular double-faced satin and acetate ribbon (used for all kinds of everything including wedding cars and invitations); fabric and lace trim for embellishing clothes; and household items and seasonal ribbons for St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and Christmas.
There are a host of special Occasion ribbon for births, christenings, birthdays and weddings.
You can select from a large range of cotton tapes for apron and bag straps, fringing, and one of our favourites, pompom trim for bunting, cushions, bags and more!
If you prefer a helping-hand and just enough supplies to create a masterpiece, we also sell a range of kits!
These include cross-stitch kits, embroidery kits, tapestry , sewing and needle-felting kits, in addition to the fab Tilda kits. A Tilda kit is a quick way of making one of Tone Finnanger's fun and quirky creations. All the fabric and pattern are included. Just pick up some stuffing and your on your way!
A recent addition to our store is a select range of stunning gifts from local designers. These Irish made products are of the highest quality and workmanship using the finest materials.
We are also very happy to create a bespoke gift for you and package it beautifully, as we make a selection of made-to-order options, including craft hampers and personalized bunting.
Love to curl up in the evening with a good book? We've got plenty. They may not be novels, but they have lots of novel ideas for what to do with your spare time.
If knitting or crochet is your thing, there are great ideas to create toys and animals.
Whether you are "Potty about Patchwork" or "Queen of the Quilters", there's a selection of titles from beginner to advanced, with instructions for measuring and cutting your own fabric, or working with pre-cut Jelly Rolls.
For Tilda lovers, we have Tone Finnanger's popular seasonal collections.
Quilting is a hugely popular pastime, with quilts being passed down through generations. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned quilter there are a lot of useful tools and products to help!
From quilting templates to rulers of different sizes and shapes. From rotary cutters and replacement blades to fabric scissors. From glass headed pins to bent (intentionally!) pins and temporary glue. We have it covered!
Oh and don't forget the pre-cuts, fat quarters, jelly rolls and layer cakes are all available at The Crafty Fox!
Wadding comes in many shapes and sizes, and different types are suitable for different projects, so we stock a range for all!
Our most popular wadding is made from 100% cotton and is the very best quality. This is a must when you have put many hours of work, love (and sometimes frustation) into making a special quilt that will last a lifetime!
For everything else, there is polyperfect, a tightly woven polyester wadding ideal for wallhangings and regular polyester wadding .
We also have batting specially made for tote bags to give them extra strength, and insulating wadding is for tea cozies and oven mitts.