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:



Recent articles about Art & Craft Supplies

Art Festival @ Patchings 2023

Art Festival @ Patchings 2023

We are getting close to the upcoming Art Festival at Patchings 2023. From Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th July the Gadsby's team will be in the retail marquee in association with Caran D’ache. The Festival is an event that budding and established artists should not...

Using ROSA Watercolours

Using ROSA Watercolours

The following article was written by Jane - detailing her first experience of using the ROSA Gallery Artists' Watercolours. ROSA Watercolours We have a new artist quality watercolour in stock that has come from the Ukraine. I thought I’d try them out to see what they...

Range of Painting by Numbers

Range of Painting by Numbers

During the pandemic we discussed Painting by Numbers: From how much fun it can be to the skills needed to do it well. Complete just a few pictures and readily see the progress you have made. We have a great range of designs for you to try your hand at. Come into the...

Pitt Graphite Matt Pencils

Pitt Graphite Matt Pencils

At Gadsby's we are always listening to our clients and keeping an eye out for new products which will help meet their needs. We are now stocking Pitt Graphite Matt pencils, from Faber-Castell. Unlike many graphite pencils they have a flat Matt finish and so don't...

Stretched Ready Made Canvases – BOGOF

Stretched Ready Made Canvases – BOGOF

Stretched Ready Made Canvases - BOGOF - during February at Gadsby's, Leicester Buy one get one FREE on: Royal & Langnickel Essentials - Stretched Ready Made Primed Canvases Sizes available are 8x10 @ £4.95 10x12 @ £5.95 14x10 @ £5.95 12x16 @ £8.95 14x18 @ £10.95...

Modelling Brushes

Modelling Brushes

Red handled modelling brushes These synthetic bristle brushes are very flexible and ideal for modellers. They allow/facilitate ultra-fine detail work partly as a result of the slightly thicker than usual handle. Gadsby's now stocks a great range of these brushes as...

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