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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 85 - June/July 2021

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In this issue:

Children's crafts
Projects for little hands

Ribbons & buttons
Time to embellish those designs

Back to school
Satchels and pencils cases at the ready!

Crafts under £15
Perfect pick up items that won't break the bank

The houseplant trend
Struggling to keep yours alive? Stitch or sew cactus designs instead!

Creative stationery
Stationery needn't be boring!

Sewing for the home
Cushions, lavender bags and more...

Envelopes LTD
Hyve Group announce Retail Trust as charity partner for Spring and Autumn Fair

Hyve Group announce Retail Trust as charity partner for Spring and Autumn Fair

Hyve Group is pleased to announce the Retail Trust as its Charity...

Deal signed to launch new UK-Kenya digital trade corridor

Deal signed to launch new UK-Kenya digital trade corridor

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), and the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT)...

Janome and justhands-on.tv launch the #IDidntLikeToAsk video series

Janome and justhands-on.tv launch the #IDidntLikeToAsk video series

Janome and justhands-on.tv are celebrating Janome's 100 year anniversary with the...

h+h is going to North America

h+h is going to North America

Excitement is building for the first edition of h+h americas which will be held from June 22-24, 2022 in Chicago. The...

From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

Autumn inspiration

The shops have been open some time now and we hope you’re reaping the rewards. My feedback has been positive with shop owners commenting on new customers, people buying in bulk (possibly worried about the dreaded third wave) and generally enjoying being able to see the colours and textures on offer once again. The next big step is the return of physical trade shows. This issue, we have a spotlight on the London Stationery Show where you can read all about what to expect at the London Design Centre this October!

In this edition, we have plenty of inspiration for knitting & crochet, card making, stamping & embossing and – is that the sound of sleigh bells ringing – part one of our Christmas special!

So, as we enter the second half of 2021 please support your local craft shops, keep smiling (mask or no mask) and carry on creating − I certainly will be!

Enjoy the issue!


Rachel Westall, Editor

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Rachel Westall, Editor of Craft Focus magazine
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Creating a brighter future, Berisfords, continue to design and weave beautiful new ribbons in the UK, such as this gorgeous rainbow ombre ribbon (R80643). The company is also committed in 2021 to migrating its polyester ribbons to 100 per cent recycled yarn, starting with 3501 double-faced satin. Berisfords is distributed across the UK by Groves. Visit the website to view the full range of Berisfords ribbons and find out more about the move towards sustainable ribbons.

For further info call +44 (0)1844 258 100 or visit the website www.grovesltd.co.uk


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