Fred Aldous

supplying art, craft & hobby supplies since 1886
Fred Aldous on Just Got Made

Our story began in Manchester in 1886 with a man called Fred. Fred had two things – a bright idea and a cracking beard.

We’ve grown a fair bit over the last 128 years but we still do what Fred did all those years ago – supply materials to people who make things. We started off with just three products selling to the cotton traders and master brewers of Manchester. Now we stock more than 25,000 products and sell to customers all over the world.

Inspiring new ideas and encouraging people are values that Fred the First instilled in the company when we began. We’ve flourished thanks to these simple ideals and we’re pretty sure that’s why we’re still a family run business after all these years. We just love those people who have that urge to pick up a pencil, brush or needle and want to create. If you’re one of these people we salute you.

North West, North East
Area of Interest
Art, Crafts & Sewing, Graphics / Illustration, Model Making, Photography & Film
Students, Individuals
Pens, Pencils, Markers, Books, Model making materials, Photography Materials, Sculpture materials, Paper, Card & Board, Art Supplies, Beads, sequins, stones, Jewellery supplies, Candle making, Flower Craft supplies, Lampshade making, Cane work supplies, Paper craft supplies, Stamping supplies, Woodcraft supplies, Casting & Modelling, Needlework Supplies, Soft toy making, Fabric craft, Adhesives, Cutting tools
Laser Cutting, Classes & Workshops, Photography studios, Engraving
Contact details
Tel: +44(0) 161 236 4224
37 Lever Street
M1 1LW
Opening hours
Monday – Friday 08:45 - 17:15
Saturday 9:15 - 17:15
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00