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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 72 - April/May 2019

Latest issue of Craft Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • Brand spanking new
  • Bookstand
  • Editor's picks
  • High flier
  • Ask the experts
  • Tried & tested
  • Shows, news and events
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Gift of the Year 2020 to launch at Home & Gift

Gift of the Year 2020 to launch at Home & Gift

The Gift of the Year 2020 competition will be officially launched at this year's Home & Gift show in...

Half term breaks at The Manor House and Ashbury Hotels

Half term breaks at The Manor House and Ashbury Hotels

Craft activity venues The Manor House and Ashbury hotels are offering exciting breaks for May...

Productivity slump shows strain of uncertainty on small firms

Productivity slump shows strain of uncertainty on small firms

Responding to the announcement that UK productivity growth has decreased for the third...

New direction for Autumn Fair

New direction for Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair will be launching with a new direction this September, with new and returning exhibitors set to offer a...

From the editor

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

What's new?

You may notice something a little different in this issue – we’ve had a makeover! Over the past few months we’ve been inspired by the amazing products currently hitting the market, so we thought it was about time to give Craft Focus a brand-new look for our April/May issue. Our talented team has been working hard behind the scenes to freshen things up, with a contemporary layout to suit this fast-paced, dynamic industry. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Inside, you’ll find an inspiring mix of products, interviews and business advice, including a look at the best of British design, the latest needlecraft kits and some brilliant Father’s Day ideas. There’s also a full report from CHSI Stitches, featuring an exclusive interview with Linda Jones, author of the Craft Report, who shares her thoughts on this ground-breaking piece of research.

Enjoy reading!

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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Talking points

Talking points

Talking points: Linda Jones, author of The Craft Report, discusses her thoughts on this vital piece of industry research... read more


Variety act

Mark Wilson from Creative Products Distribution is looking forward to discovering more craft bestsellers in 2019... read more

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