Art & Craft Supplies – leading brands

Gadsby’s have the best range of art and craft supplies available in Leicester

From drawing and painting to cutting and sticking…

Leicester’s best range…

In Leicester, Gadsby’s have the best range of art and craft supplies available. If you chose to buy online you will doubtless be able to find cheaper products – but you won’t be able to find better service and professional advice and at Gadsby’s you would also leave with the goods in your hand.

Our customers value the help and advice we provide – we hope you will too.

Art Supplies

We stock art supplies for

  • Painting with Oils
  • Painting with Acrylic
  • Painting with Watercolours
  • Graphics
  • Painting with Pastels
  • Painting with Gouache
  • Pencils

Craft Supplies

We stock a wide range of craft supplies including:

  • Glues & Adhesives
  • Paper Packs
  • Stamping & Accessories
  • Blank Cards & Envelopes
  • Embellishments
  • Craft Tools
  • Pens & Markers

 

Niche products and manufacturers sold by Gadsby’s

We stock the mainstream art & craft supplies everyone expects to see and some more niche products more difficult for many of our clients to source elsewhere.

For example:

  • Posca Pens
  • Liquid Acrylic Paints – Royal Talens
  • Pastel pencils – Caran d’Ache
  • Water soluble pencils – Caran d’Ache
  • Poster hangers
  • Canvas made-to-measure
  • Sealing wax
  • Fabric Paper – Hobby Farm
  • Decoupage – DO Crafts
  • Die Cutting – DO Crafts
  • Deco Mache, Decoupage Papers
  • Oven Bake Clay, Fimo – Staedtler
  • Silk Painting / Glass Painting – Pebeo
  • Oil paints – Winsor & Newton
  • Goldfinger picture frame gliding cream – Daler Rowney
  • Gold leaf – Roberson
  • Gold leaf burnishers – Roberson
  • Shellac buttons & varnish – Liberon
  • Air brush spare parts – Badger
  • Technical poencils & leads – Pentel, Staedtler
  • Chinagraph pencils – Dixon
  • Black scraper board – Royal Langnickel
  • Lino cutting tools – William Mitchell
  • Sable Brushes – Winsor & Newton
  • Block printing inks – Daler Rowney
  • FW artists Inks – Daler Rowney
  • Mediums, thinners & brush cleaners – Winsor & Newton

 

 

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