THE UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer is opening a new store in Brighton next Tuesday.

Hobbycraft will be based at Unit 2A, Pavilion Retail Park and has created 16 new jobs.

A spokesman said: “We’re really looking forward to opening the doors to our Brighton store and share our passion for arts and crafts with the community.

“We’ve been working really hard to ensure that the store will be packed full of the most exciting crafting products, which will help our customers create handmade masterpieces.

“Our new colleagues are all dedicated crafters and are ready to inspire and share their knowledge with locals of all crafting abilities.”

The grand opening takes place on Saturday at 9am.

The first 100 customers in store will receive a free goody bag.

Hobbycraft is expected to be a popular addition to the retail offering in the city.

It’s also a boost for the Pavilion Retail Park in Brighton.

Bosses are confident it will be a success.