At Fred Aldous we love to help people make anything. For nearly 130 years we have been providing the materials, expertise and services to help people realise their projects. Browse our extensive range and get FREE delivery on orders over £40* today

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Colouring Book Japanese Designs

PEPIN® Artists’ Colouring Books contain 16 sheets of superior acid-free drawing paper, printed with exceptional designs in very light lines.

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We cut and engrave your files or, for a truly hands on experience to experiment and prototype you can hire our laser studio and do it yourself.

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Fred Aldous Bakers Twine

Our Bakers Twine is produced here the UK from soft cotton which, along with the spool, is completely biodegradable. It is perfect for your craft projects, gift wrapping and of course the ever faithful art of knot tying, because who doesn't appreciate a well-constructed alpine butterfly knot?!

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Our Store

Visit our store, located in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter and discover we are more than just a great place to shop. Over 3 floors you’ll find 25,000 products, 2 vintage photobooths, a laser studio and a photography studio.

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Fred Aldous Sketchpads

Our Sketchpad range is produced in the UK using the best quality paper available. Each sketchpad features a limited edition Risograph cover produced by a local artist or designer.

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Our blog is a one stop shop for all your art and craft needs. Whether it’s crafty news, DIYS, opportunities or artist interviews we’ve got it covered.

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