If you happen to be one of the three people left in Hebden not already into arts, craft or sewing, a visit to Word of Mouth could change all that. Owned and run by bubbly mum-of-three Jinny, this fab space is literally packed to the rafters with stuff to tempt you, whether you’re a wannabe Picasso or a dab hand at dressmaking.
Artists and crafters can pick from top brands like Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney and Seawhite, while fun brands perfect for kids include Snazeroo face paints, amazing Brusho powder pigments, and Posca Pens which work on anything! Children love the legendary Kids’ Corner here as well: a toy-filled area for keeping them busy while you browse.
If it’s haberdashery you need, you’re in luck. A fashion graduate herself, Jinny sells everything from scissors, dyes and zippers to all sorts of popular fabrics like canvas, linen and patterned poly-cottons.
Don’t just come to Word of Mouth for the products though. Jinny has a wonderfully light and airy workshop kitted out with eight sewing machines, two overlockers and a couple of ginormous cutting tables. She runs classes here herself and also hosts visiting teachers – check her busy Facebook page and Instagram for all the latest. Best of all, Jinny is a compulsive problem-solver, so she loves nothing more than a good natter and the chance to fix your fashion or crafting challenge.