Following a year in which the retail industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors by the Coronavirus pandemic, there was...
Pantone colour of the year
Sewing & stitching
Reap what you sew!
Keep calm and craft on
Eco friendly products
Going green is the way forward
Best of British
Brands and companies on our doorstep!
Chicks, bunnies and pastel prints
Industry news, interviews & more!
We’re all excited for the start of spring at the Craft Focus HQ. Vaccines are on the rollout; fresh green shoots are breaking through slowly but surely; and milder temperatures are being promised.
This issue we have fresh, spring fabrics including stunning new Peter Rabbit prints from Visage Textiles Ltd. With a nod to mental health awareness, we have a mindfulness special focussing on products to create a sense of calm. This year there will be a big focus on going green, so please check out our eco-friendly feature; and if that’s not enough we also have a sewing & stitching feature, craft tools aplenty and a special on 2021’s Pantone Colour of the Year!
We hope you all have a prosperous 2021.
Rachel Westall, Editor
PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Craft Focus magazine, please email email@example.com
Rachel x Happy St. David's Day! What marks the start of March more than a Daffodil? This beautiful collection features 12 floral stamp and die sets, one for each calendar month. Crafters can create floral projects and birthday cards, featuring the flower of the month, for example March is a Daffodil, June is a Rose and December is a Poinsettia.
Each set includes an outline die and a stamp set, which can add detail to the floral design. The stamp set also features a selection of sentiments and additional elements.
The Gemini Birthday Month Stamp and Die sets are perfect for sending special messages, all year round and has an RRP £16.99.
For further info call +44 (0)1388 660 930 or visit the website www.crafterscompaniontrade.co.uk
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Thomas Bradley, a content writer at Schaetzl, looks at how the nostalgia trend is driving sales of personalised products. The personalisation of gifts has boomed over the last few years. Everything from drinking glasses to sweet jars and suitcases with people's faces on are available to buy as personal products. It's estimated that the global market for personalisation will reach $31.6 billion by 2021. The growing gift culture is certainly helping to spearhead these predicted figures.The use of mass customisationmeans businesses can produce on a large scale while satisfying a customer's needs for individuality. One trend that is helping to drive the sales of personalised products is nostalgia. Retro sweets, jigsaw puzzles, personalised comic books and other forms of memorabilia are pulling at the heartstrings – and purse strings – of consumers across the UK.... read more