A series of exciting activities have been organised by North East-based Crafter’s Companion to make this Mother’s Day (Sunday, 26th March) as special as possible for the region’s hard working mums.

The leading craft company is hosting special Mother’s Day ‘make and take’ sessions for adults and children on Thursday 23rd March between 9am and 12pm.  Attendees will be able to create a handmade Mother’s Day card using one of many beautiful in store kits as well as decorate a small plant pot with handmade flowers using flower stickers and pipe cleaners.

Crafter’s Companion is also running a competition for children to come and collect a paper flower from in store, before taking it home to decorate and returning it to store by Friday 24th March.  The winner will receive a £10 Crafter’s Companion voucher, redeemable in-store and online to give to their mums as a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

In addition, on Mother’s Day itself any mother or grandmother that visits the store will be invited to take a weight off and be treated to a free coffee and cupcake at the cosy in-store cafe.

Amy Rodger, retail store manager said: “Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to create a personal gift or card and we’re excited to be running these various activities to show people how enjoyable it can be.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’ve crafted before or not, our team will be on hand to provide instructions, ask questions and encourage customers in making a wonderful keepsake for their mums.”

The Mother’s Day ‘make and take’ sessions are £2 per person and customers are welcome to drop in on the day.  To avoid disappointment people can also book online at bit.ly/Aycliffe-classes.

Crafter’s Companion is a global craft supplies company which sells its products globally online, on TV shopping channels, via independent retailers and in its own UK retail stores in Newton Aycliffe and Chesterfield.

The Newton Aycliffe store opened in May 2016 and includes themed shopping areas, a coffee shop, a central hub for workshops and two dedicated demonstration areas.

Crafter’s Companion holds regular workshops and charity events to support the local community.  For a full programme of events visithttp://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/aycliffe-store.