Heavy Gretel

Heavy Gretel


We would like to say a huge thank you to all the sponsors involved in our WTM Christmas Community Campaign. With the support of our sponsors we have been able to offer a total of 360 tickets for 90 local families to come along to a performance of Beauty and the Beast: The Pantomime.

Thank you to Egalite Care Ltd, Lancing Prep School at Worthing Jacobs Steel, Southdowns Education Trust, Heavy Gretel, Greenfingers florist, Nationwide Building Society, Roffey Homes Caffyns Group Worthing Audi and The Fish Factory!

Find out more: https://wtm.uk/2021/12/07/wtm-christmas-community-campaign/ #wtm #worthing
It me! ☺️ Check out this Q&A from my talented mate Hanna at Heavy Gretel.
Moody shot of some Shards that will be back on the shelves of Heavy Gretel in Worthing very soon... 〰️🤍〰️
🌱 It's all botanical at Colonnade House this week 🌱

Seven artists in this group show all share a fascination with flowers. From Diana Jazwinski's sumptuous photographic studies to delicate jewellery by Jane Pinder Jewellery. There are prints and cards and textiles to buy, but also plants for sale, courtesy of Heavy Gretel. And if looking at the wonderful work on show makes your fingers itch to start making your own, there will be live demos and info about workshops and classes.

Check out our blog to find out what else is in store this month - https://colonnadehouse.co.uk/june-2021/

Open Tuesday - Sunday // 10.00 - 17.00
A HUGE thank you to Hanna and Bob at Heavy Gretel for our beautiful plants for our tables! We always push to support local businesses and we cannot thank Heavy Gretel enough for their generosity!

Go visit and support their beautiful little store at 28 Warwick Street to browse all their amazing products and quirky gifts! 🌸🌼🌸🌼

Why not pop down and have a lovely coffee, cake and a sit down at one of our tables to complement our new additions. ☕️🪴☕️🪴

#localbusiness #support #worthing #westsussex #plants #coffee #seaside
Another of my stockists, Heavy Gretel in Worthing, is ready to open again tomorrow! Every town has hidden treasure troves like this, you only need seek them out & support them whenever possible. 🧡
Halloween is over and it’s just under 5 weeks until Christmas.

We would like to ask you to buy from small or local businesses for Christmas.

Please give these businesses a look. They are all local and/or small independently run businesses that we love.

Flux Piercing Studio
Ebon Crow Adornments
And Out Come The B***s
hello DODO
MotherRucker Carrying & Parenting
Heavy Gretel
Dome Cinema
Occult Tattoo
Cactus Kitchen Gals
Streets cafe Worthing
Teba International Foods - Worthing
Train of Thought Record Shop
Zombieteeth Clothing
The Punk Locker
Kala Beauty

#shopsmall #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportindependentbusiness
Heavy Gretel is a gallery shop in Worthing selling Art, plants, Design & Craft by independent makers. We spoke to Hanna, the owner of the business about opening and having a business in Worthing… 💛

“Hello, I'm Hanna, aka business owner of Heavy Gretel, a gift shop with a twist on Warwick Street. I studied 3D Design & Craft at the University of Brighton and have worked as a jeweller and lecturer in higher education, but decided I wanted to focus more on starting my own business where I could showcase my passion for handmade products. We first opened our doors in October 2019, having spent the summer renovating the entire building (one of the oldest in Worthing). My partner runs his tattoo business, Noble Rose Tattoo, on the upper floors, and I sell art, design & craft (oh and lots of plants!) supplied by independent businesses, artists, designers and makers. All the products I sell are made in the UK, with a very high percentage being made by people from Worthing. I am passionate about creating a business that is ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly. I focus on selling items that are made in small batch production and have a regularly changing stock of unusual products. You won't find any mass-produced items at Heavy Gretel!
My partner and I have both lived in Worthing for years and believe in its potential for independent businesses to thrive. We love being part of the energetic, creative and supportive community here. Since opening the shop, we have been made welcome by our old and new customers and despite the pandemic, we have found it heartwarming that people want to shop small, and shop local.”

If you want to get involved with Time for Worthing or find out more about investment opportunities head to our website
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These shiny shards are en route to Heavy Gretel in Worthing for their reopening next Friday, 31st July! 🙌🏽
The newest shop in Warwick Street is Heavy Gretel where sensible protective measures are keeping the shop open for now, but you can also support them through their online shop

#timeforworthing #discoverworthing
Repost from the wonderful Heavy Gretel in Worthing, with some rather lovely (& funny) words! 😊
Our film festival is back and launching this Saturday! Nine days of fantastic films are returning to #Worthing with loads of fantastic collaborations with local organisations!

Whether it's animation, documentary or horror there is something for everyone at Films on the Gallery Wall!

Follow the link below to find out more and book your tickets - you don't want to miss out on this one!



See you there!

#colonnadehouse #worthing #westsussex #discoverworthing #wemakeworthing #worthingfilm #filmfestival #fotgw #honeyland #baitfilm #animation Music at Northbrook MET Worthing Film Club British Film Institute Brighton PhotoFringe One Bum Cinema Club Adur & Worthing Councils We Are FoodPioneers CIC Screen South MHA Carpenter Box Here & Now Magazine Worthing Sunny Worthing - Local Events and Music Listings Worthing rocks Worthing Town Centre Heavy Gretel Inspired Worthing hello DODO so it goes FOUND shop & studio

Heavy Gretel is a gallery & shop in Worthing selling Art, Design & Craft by independent makers and creators. Also, lots of plants! Our bricks and mortar shop is open!

You can also shop online at www.heavygretel.com, we are offering delivery or click & collect services.

Operating as usual


View from the crows nest.

Bob took this photo while covering the shop for five minutes and I love the effect he’s used to make everything look wonky, warped and slightly unreal. A symbolic depiction of what it’s like being a self employed independent business owner 🎢 🤪

Melodramatics aside, the shop is open until 17.00 today and 11.00-16.00 on Sunday, what are you all up to this weekend? Come and say hello if you’re in town!

Heavy Gretel | 28 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DJ



It’s a socks & sandals & super plant delivery kind of day. Phew. We’ll get these on the website asap, but they are all available in the shop right now 🪴


The shop is closed today folks, we will be back on Wednesday. The shop is always online though 🥳

Here’s a lovely little collection of items by Wald and Kate Brigden Art that we have in the shop at the moment. Monochrome to match today’s sky!



What a fun day at the shop 🙌🏼

Thanks to everyone that stopped by. I met some lovely new faces, including a pair of kids who went halves on a piece of wrapping paper to put up on their bedroom wall as “it’s too nice to use as wrapping paper!”

I’ve taken the executive decision to not open the shop on Sunday so I can visit the Independent Worthing market tomorrow at The Brooksteed and have a rest day. Will be back open as usual next week.


Bright & colourful screen printed cards by Karoline Rerrie to match the mood of the extra long bank holiday weekend!

Hope you’re having a good time whatever you’re up to and most importantly, enjoy yourself 🧡


Heavy Gretel | 28 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DJ


Who you calling shelfish?
We’re open today and tomorrow 11.00-16.00.
Back to back Queen playlists on the ol’ wireless 🌈


Heavy Gretel | 28 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DJ


Colours, patterns, texture!
The shop is open over the Lubbly Jubbly extra long bank holiday weekend.

Thu & Fri 11.00-16.00
Saturday 10.30-17.00
Sunday 11.00-16.00


Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 29/05/2022

Three new brightly coloured, beach themed screen prints to accompany the sunnier weather and fast approaching summertime. Fingers crossed for more sunshine!

These are by Alison Hardcastle and can be found in the shop & online now 🏖

There is still free shipping on orders over £10 with the code SUMMERSHIPPING, but you’ll have to be quick, this offer only works until midnight on 31st May!


Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 28/05/2022

Full to the brim with lovely things.
New cushions and throws by the lovely Sophie Home are in the shop and online now. Love the fresh colours & bold shapes 💛💛💛

Heavy Gretel | 28 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DJ



Oh the shop is so full of lovely products. The mushroom lamps are proving to be a big hit, so don’t hang around - we have limited stock!


Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 25/05/2022

They’re here 🍄


Had the pleasure of a treasure top-up and catch up with Samantha English Jewellery on Friday! Fully stocked up with jewellery from this talented maker who’s work we love so much.

This photo shows a small selection, but we have a whole range of rings, earrings, bracelets & necklaces in sterling silver & gold vermeil in the shop and online now.

Oh, and remember: Free shipping on all orders over £10 with the code SUMMERSHIPPING until the end of May (click the link below to automatically add the discount) 🧡


Hello 👋🏼 we're ready for you.
The shop is open until 17.00 today and 11.00 - 16.00 on Sunday. Hope to see you out and about!

Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 20/05/2022

Helter-Skeltering into the weekend, yeaaaaah.

Guess who totally underestimated how popular these cards would be? ME.
These beautiful pop-up cards by Emily Sutton Artist are officially .

BTW... we are offering free shipping until the end of May.

Use the code SUMMERSHIPPING at the checkout.

Our newsletter subscribers already know about this shipping discount because we like to give early access to say thanks for subscribing. To stay in the know about all special offers, please head to our website to sign up to the mailing list!



Our favourite earthy incense sticks are back in stock along with our bestselling brass incense holders. These are produced by Ume Incense and we are big fans! Each stick burns for 50-60 minutes, the perfect time for a meditation or yoga practice. People often come in the shop and say "what's that lovely smell?" and it's usually one of these burning gently.

Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 13/05/2022

*Fungi obsession intensifies*

Pretty sure I’ll need to create a mushroom section in the shop & website at this rate. New delivery of goodies from Also the Bison just arrived! New paper tape, prints & trays in the shop and on the website now 🍄


Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 08/05/2022

Three of my favourite birds in card form. I’ve never seen a puffin before, but have been lucky enough to see kingfishers and doves in the wild. One of my dreams is to visit the Scottish isles to spot puffins and other wildlife, one day!

These cards are illustrated by Alice Melvin Illustration and produced by Art Angels in the UK. Each card comes flat packed, ready to pop out and slot together - they also come with a note card & envelope for easy posting.


Hello. Oh look, a rare appearance from the boss. Thought it was time to unleash the dimples again :)

You'll find Heavy Gretel at 28 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DJ - or if you're not close by, you'll find us at www.heavygretel.com.

Either way, a warm welcome awaits!

Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 06/05/2022

I is for ICE CREAM! And what wonderful weather we are having in Worthing today, definitely ice cream time.

We have these fun new cards by Emily Sutton Artist in stock (scroll to see the others, we couldn't resist the kittens). They are reproductions of original screen prints by Emily and are produced in the UK by Art Angels.

Have a great Friday, it's almost the weekend wahooooo.


Shared this on stories yesterday, sharing here again because I do love the new window display.

The new season of products are on their way to the shop soon, we’ve got some real treats in store… old favourites and some lovely new products 🍄

Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 01/05/2022

The shop is smelling wonderful because we received our delivery from @thebotanicalcandleco.

Handmade in Dorset, using a blend of essential oils & soy wax, these candles are cruelty free and vegan, and create a lovely scent that is never overpowering but fills a room with gentle aromas. Our favourites are the Redamancy and Green Fig candles.

The shop is open until 3.00pm today, pay us a visit if you’re in Worthing today 🧡


Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 30/04/2022

Shiny-happy-new-window-display-Saturday to you all.

The shop is open from 10.30-17.00 today and 11.00-15.00 on Sunday.

Love you , come and say HELLO!



We’re ready for you!
Open 10.30-17.00 today 🌞
PS: the shop is closed tomorrow (Sunday) as we are going paintballing - wish us luck!

Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 20/04/2022

Always on the hunt for unusual decorations! These garlands are illustrated by & published by Art Angels and are available in the shop and online now 🐓 💐 🐦


The Hoya kerrii I bought when I first opened the shop in 2019 has suddenly sprung some new growth!

These little novelty plants I sell at the shop are really popular because their leaves look like hearts, but are actually cuttings from an established Hoya kerrii. I’d heard that they can start growing, so it’s nice to see what happens.

Guess I’ll be re-potting this today. What are your bank holiday Monday plans? 🌱


Happy Easter! 🐇

Heavy Gretel is closed today, but we’re back on Wednesday as usual.

Now we are off to hunt for joy 🥚


Gorgeous day!

Find Heavy Gretel at 28 Warwick Street, Worthing. We are nestled amongst lots of brilliant independent shops and cafes on this lovely pedestrianised street. Our favourites are brunch at Finch Bar & Eatery, lunch at G-Lite, drinks at VUDU Worthing, art at Colonnade House & shopping at Arena Menswear to name a few - we love it here!

Have a great Easter weekend everyone! 🐇


Meryl the Mermaid & Scrimshaw Sam the Sailor popping up to brighten your feed on this beautiful Good Friday!

We’re open 10.30 to 5.00pm today and tomorrow. Closed on Easter Sunday, but back in action on Wednesday 20th. We’ll be announcing a super special promotion next week, so keep your eyes peeled.


Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 14/04/2022

A few recent favourite fotos.

We’ve just sent out a special announcement to our newsletter subscribers. Curious? You’ll have to sign up!

Head to www.heavygretel.com to join the inner circle ❤️


Just a wee heads up! Open with our usual hours, including Good Friday. Closed on Sunday to search for chocolate eggs & bunnies.
Back to normal hours from next week.


Bright and sunny outside & in!
Open until 5.00pm today ❤️


My apologies, the shop is closed today because of staff sickness 🤧

Back in tomorrow x


It’s always cosy at Heavy Gretel.

Photos from Heavy Gretel's post 03/04/2022

Sunny Sunday Scenes at home!
One of the perks of having a shop filled with things made by makers I admire is that some products get to come home with me to be thoroughly tested, for science. Bob treated me to this lovely Kate Brigden Art mug and Alison Hardcastle card just to be lovely! I swear coffee tastes better in handmade mugs… again because science.

As you can tell by the photo, I’m at home today, but Alex is holding it down at Heavy Gretel with Billy dog!

Open until 4pm today ☀️


Hello is one of my favourite words. It’s a cheerful greeting ‘hello’, but can also be a way of getting someone’s attention ‘HELLO!’ or can be used as a rhetorical question at the end of a sentence to add emphasis, ‘like, HELLO?’
It originates from the old German hallo, but also crops up as hullo.
Anyway, hello! (Cheerful greeting version)
The shop is open until 5.00pm today 👋🏼


Heavy Gretel | 28 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DJ

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Heavy Gretel opened on Thursday 31st October 2019.

We are a gallery shop in Worthing, selling Art, Design & Craft by independent makers.


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New Karoline Rerrie screen-printed cards in stock



28 Warwick Street
BN11 3DJ

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:30am - 5pm
Thursday 10:30am - 5pm
Friday 10:30am - 5pm
Saturday 10:30am - 5pm
Sunday 11:30am - 4pm

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