HOBBYCRAFT has opened its doors in Salisbury, with customers flooding in to get a first look at the arts and crafts store.

The store, located in Dolphin Retail Park, Southampton Road, opened at 9am on Tuesday, February 27.

Click the image at the top to scroll through our gallery and see inside the store.

Store manager, Emily Kutassy-Richards, 30, was excited to open up the Salisbury branch.

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She told the Journal: "We're excited to be opening in Salisbury, there has been a lot of talk in the community before today so it is good to finally open.

Salisbury Journal:  Hobbycraft Salisbury manager Emily Kutassy-Richards Hobbycraft Salisbury manager Emily Kutassy-Richards (Image: Newsquest)

"It was really nice to see lots of customers waiting outside.

"We hope that we can be a great place for the local community to get arts and crafts supplies, our staff our keen enthusiasts and are keen to help with projects."

Over the coming weekends, the store will be hosting a number of events, including a grand opening this Saturday, March 2.

Salisbury Journal: Inside Hobbycraft SalisburyInside Hobbycraft Salisbury (Image: John Rose)

Emily said: "We have some exciting coming up over the next few weekends, this Saturday [March, 2], we have our grand opening, with a Snazaroo workshop, the following Saturday [March, 9], Decopatch will be running a workshop and the following Saturday [March, 16], there will be a Cricut demonstration."

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Stocking a wide range of seasonal goods, papercraft, sewing and knitting supplies and much more, excited shoppers flocked in bright and early to browse the extensive collection.

The Journal spoke to a few shoppers who were happy to share their initial thoughts.

Salisbury Journal: Carol White is a keen paper crafterCarol White is a keen paper crafter (Image: Newsquest)

Keen paper crafter Carol White, 57, lives in Salisbury. She said: "It's lovely to have one in Salisbury, I normally have to go to Ferndown to get what I need, and that's a bit far.

"Today I'm just noseying around getting a feel for the shop, I might pick up a few things but I'm not looking for anything in particular."

Salisbury Journal: Jan Whitehorn is happy she doesn't have to travel far nowJan Whitehorn is happy she doesn't have to travel far now (Image: Newsquest)

Jan Whitehorn lives in Downton, she told the Journal: "This is brilliant having a shop here, before I had to go so far, usually Bournemouth or up North.

"I plan to be in here more, providing my daughter will bring me as I don't drive. I like all sorts of crafts, especially painting and knitting."

Salisbury Journal:  Julie Scammell loves crafting with her grandchildren Julie Scammell loves crafting with her grandchildren (Image: Newsquest)

Julie Scammell who lives in Amesbury enjoys crafting with her grandchildren.

She told the Journal: "I love it. I've been waiting a long time for it to open.

"I love crafting with my grandchildren, and there is a lot of range here to choose from. I normally have to visit the stores in Southampton or Basingstoke, so it's great to have a Hobbycraft here in Salisbury. I know we have some little places but they don't have such a wide selection as here.

"I really enjoy taking things outdoors and crafting them with my grandchildren, so I'm glad that I'll be able to buy them from here now."

The grand opening of the Salisbury Hobbycraft store will take place on Saturday, March 2.