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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 76 - December/January 2019/2020

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In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • Brand spanking new
  • Ask the experts
  • Bookstand
  • Social media matters
  • Tried & tested
  • Pale & interesting
  • Craft trends for 2020
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Crafting makes the UK happy, survey reveals

Crafting makes the UK happy, survey reveals

New research by lovecrafts.com has revealed that baking is regarded as the UK's happiest hobby, followed...

Abbey England appoints new CEO

Abbey England appoints new CEO

As part of its £500,000 transformation programme, whole supplier Abbey England has appointed a new CEO, former...

Crafty Kit Company pledges to help koalas

Crafty Kit Company pledges to help koalas

The Crafty Kit Company has pledged that every online order placed in January and February will provide a...

Craft Buddy expands its portfolio with new signing

Craft Buddy expands its portfolio with new signing

Craft Buddy has announced its first new licensed product range of the year. The craft manufacturer...

From the editor

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

Show business

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to turn our thoughts the busy show season ahead. There’s lots to inspire in this issue, including a sneak peak at some of the fantastic new products that will be making the headlines at the 42nd edition of CHSI Stitches in February.

We’ll also be checking out the latest developments from Creativeworld in Frankfurt and hopping across the pond to see what will be catching buyers’ eyes at Creativation in Phoenix.

Elsewhere, I caught up with Dominic Fleming, organiser of a brand-new trade show, Crafters’ World. On page 58, Dominic shares his thoughts on the UK’s creative industry and reveals how plans are shaping up for the show, which takes place in Coventry next September.

One final thought for 2019 – we’d like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year – we look forward to catching up with you in 2020.

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Craft Focus magazine, please email editor@craftfocus.com

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