The Saxon Hill Craft Barn is an Arts and Craft store with recycling at its heart. We hold a variety of interesting materials & merchandise from fabric, wool, buttons & haberdashery to cardboard tubes, paper, plastic, picture frames & books. Even wooden crates, cable reels & mannequins on occasion. All these along with core range of new art products make us an exciting arts & crafts resource.

Be you a student, artist, crafter, kids’ clubs, sewing groups, or school this Aladdin’s Cave has something for everyone!

The Craft Barn set up by Saxon Hill Community School in Lichfield, is an inspiring community project based at Chasewater Country Park, which whilst being a wonderfully inexpensive store, also provides young disabled people with supported training and assisted work placements.

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Our Stock

Our Stocked Lines

New Lines – Crafting essentials to get you started
Handmade Items – Unique Items from local Crafters
Pre-prepared Packs – Ignite your creativity with our take and make packs
Recycled Items – Expand your creativity with our unique recyclable stock

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Got a Question or Query? Check our FAQs or email using the contact form below

Frequently Asked Questions are:-

Q: When are you Open?
A: Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Q: Do I need to be a member to shop with you?
A: No, you can purchase new and handmade items, however membership is FREE and enables you full access to our range of recyclable stock.

Q: Can I become a volunteer?
A: Yes! Please speak to a member of Staff or email on

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Contact Info

Lichfield Scrap Barn C.I.C, Unit 6 & 7, Pool Road, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL

Phone: 01543 371200

The Community Doodle Project

We Want YOU to get involved!

The Saxon Hill Craft Barn are launching a HUGE COMMUNITY ART PROJECT The skill level is easy and everyone from young to old can contribute!

What we need 

We are asking the public and community groups to submit their best doodles to designated drop off boxes. These  will be collected & transformed into the feathers of a giant Owl! COLIN the Community Owl will be made from polystyrene and your 9cm x 9cm artworks will be displayed all over his body.

We hope to receive a total of around 2,500 before our grand unveiling on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

this creative technique, has been proven to aid Mindfulness, Increase Self Esteem , Relieve Stress, and is an addictive and creative therapy tool that can be done anywhere!

You will need:
White A4 Paper (cut into 9cm x 9cm ’tiles’)
A Ruler
A felt tip Pen
A fined nibbed Pen (Ideally 0.4mm Nib – you can get both of these pens from our store)

How you can take part 

We’ve created a instructional video to show you how to create the perfect doodle

Doodling has not only become a proven calming and soothing hobby for individuals, but is also a fantastic craft activity for Schools and Community Groups to try as part of the Physical, Social and Health Education and you can download a Owl lesson plan here.

You can test your stress levels before the doodling activity, here

and we’d love to hear your feed back on how you found the exercise!

If you have dexterity issues, no problem! Please feel free to submit a tile as large as you require we will reduce your design to fit. You can even design your title digitally, using the rules above on a computer or tablet.  If you would like a fact sheet you can community doodle and how to sheet

Submitting your artwork 

You can submit as many tiles as you want to, and you can drop them off at collection points at Saxon Hill Academy, Kings Hill Road, Lichfield. WS14 9DE Saxon Hill Craft Barn Pool Road, Brownhills WS8 7NL or Chasewater Innovation Centre until the 2pm on Friday 25th of August

Alternatively, you can post your tiles to Saxon Hill Academy, just mark the envelope for Craft Barn Marketing Team  – Community Doodle Project

If you want to keep upto date with the project or have a question about Colin the community Owl you can like our Facebook Page follow Colin’s Journey here or use the contact form on this site, you can
check out our Doodle Totaliser to see our Progress below

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