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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 75 - October/November 2019

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In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • Brand spanking new
  • Bookstand
  • Editor's picks
  • Ask the experts
  • Social media matters
  • Tried & tested
  • Sew what?
Fabric Freedom
Crafters Companion Limited
Hunkydory Crafts Ltd
New papercraft zone at CHSI Stitches

New papercraft zone at CHSI Stitches

ICHF has announced the addition of a new papercraft zone at CHSI Stitches.

Crafter's Companion celebrates award success

Crafter's Companion celebrates award success

Crafter's Companion has won an award at International Quilt Market in Houston.

London Stationery Show gets set for 10th birthday

London Stationery Show gets set for 10th birthday

London Stationery Show will be marking its tenth anniversary in 2020.

ICHF launches Cake International Academy

ICHF launches Cake International Academy

ICHF has launched Cake International Academy as part of its Cake International Show

From the editor

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

Countdown to Christmas

The final quarter of the year offers an opportunity to reflect on the hits and misses of the last 12 months, considering which lines have sparked customers’ imaginations and letting go of those that have underperformed.

With show season on the horizon, it’s also time to turn our thoughts to the next big crafting trends. We’ve got lots to inspire you in this issue, including news of an exciting collaboration between Tilly and the Buttons and The Craft Cotton Company. I’ll be asking director Tilly Walnes what she loves about the industry and finding out about the new jersey collection.

Elsewhere, Steve Barton has some timely advice on turning your bricks-and-mortar shop into a thriving community resource. If you have tips of your own, do let us know.

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

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Editor loves...

Andrea Ashfield, Editor of Craft Focus magazine
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Available from GMC Publications this November, Jessie Chui's Paper Flower Art (RRP £25) shows readers how to create beautiful blooms using paper. Perfect for bouquets, buttonholes and table displays, this stunning volume is set to be a must-have for papercrafters of all ability levels.

 

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Previous Poll Results

Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...Will you be attending any of the following shows in 2020?

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CHSI Stitches
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Creativeworld
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H+H Cologne
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