About Us

Thank you for visiting our site, please take some time to look around.  We have selected the types of designs that appeal to us, so we hope they appeal to you! These range from some of the most beautiful and magical designs such as Mirabilia and Lavender & Lace to cute characters such as Winnie the Pooh and Peanut the Elephant.

So, we hope that you find something that appeals to you but if there is something you really want that we don’t stock, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We pride ourselves on good customer service and we’re always happy to help if we can.

Happy stitching!

PS We will be offering a specialised framing service in the near future – so watch this space!


Hawkins Hobbies is run by Zarina and Robert Hawkins.  It was originally started when we were living in Cape Town, South Africa as we were horrified at the cost of hobby supplies and we needed to find a cost effective way to feed our own hobby habits!  We went on to offer products to the public at prices that we would have been happy to pay ourselves and that’s the way we have continued to think.

Now we’re back home in the UK, and things are more settled, we’ve decided to get Hawkins Hobbies running again.

Product range

We specialise in complete kits for large designs such as Mirabilia, Lavender & Lace and others.  Our kits contain all the items, as recommended by the designers, needed to complete the designs including fabric, DMC threads, specialist threads, beads and embellishments.  We supply complete skeins of DMC threads needed for the designs, complete skeins/cards of specialist threads, full boxes of beads and embellishments that are required, plus needles for stitching and beading. So, when you purchase a kit from us it is complete and ready to go!

As we realise that stitchers love stash and so could have some things ‘in stock’, we also offer these kits in two other forms:

We also stock a range of cute characters, from Peanut the Elephant to Winnie the Pooh and some other unusual or unique ranges of designs that appeal to us.  These are complete kits, supplied pre-packaged from the manufacturer.  Again, we are quite selective about what we stock – not everything makes it onto the list!


We will soon be offering a bespoke framing service at a very reasonable cost!  So, keep checking back or ask us to let you know when this is up and running and the best way to do that is to sign up to receive our newsletter!

Customer service

We pride ourselves on good customer service as we realise that you have a choice in where you place your custom. We aim to despatch orders within 48 hours of receiving them and will keep in touch with you about your order at all times but feel free to contact us – you will find that we are friendly, helpful and responsive.

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