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About Us

We are three sisters - Alayne, Nettie and Lucy who have been involved in the business for 35, 25 and 20 years respectively, so you could say we live and breath the Arts & Crafts! We have a dedicated team of staff, some of whom have been with us for almost as long. As well as providing Art & Craft materials to the people of Kent and beyond, we aim to inspire and encourage everyone from the keen amateur to the professional. We do this by way of our Workshop programme that is run on Saturdays, instore demonstrations and taster sessions, as well as big events such as our Art & Craft Expo in Rochester or at the Kent Show. We look forward to seeing you in store soon!

How to contact us

Telephone Art & Craftworks: 01634 843881

9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 9am - 5.30pm Saturday.

Art & Craftworks 104 High Street. Rochester, Kent ME1 1JT


Telephone Gallery: 01634 843081

9.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday

Francis Iles Gallery 103 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX


Ordering by phone is easy, just call 01634 843881

9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

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“Artworks” is a store within a store that specialises in art materials and equipment for professional and amateur artists. Apart from giving excellent advice and service, they run workshops presented by professional artists.



“Craftworks” is a store within a store that provides a very full range of craft materials for stitchers, knitters and crafters backed by experienced staff who are all active in one craft or another.

This is a very proactive shop which offers workshops run by experts. Craftworks also attends craft fairs. See our Events Diary


Francis Iles Galleries

Our Fine Art Gallery has it’s own web site where you can browse and buy originals and limited editions. Visit Francis Iles Gallery


Francis Iles Art & Craftworks 104 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1JT  44 (0)1634 843881

Monday to Saturday 9.00am-5.30pm   Go to our Mail Order page for delivery details and charges.

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Visit our Gallery website www.francis-iles.com   Francis Iles and the Artists of Russia www.artistsofrussia.com