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Craft Focus magazine is a bi-monthly trade publication for the craft industry, distributed to Art & Craft shops, Toy shops, Model shops, Haberdashers and Needlecraft retailers.

Each issue contains detailed information on upcoming trade shows and reviews many new and innovative products, enabling retailers to make informed and profitable buying decisions for their business. Find out more about the magazine here.

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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 93 - October/November 2022

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In this issue:

Patchwork & quilting
Get into your comfort zone!

Craft kits aplenty
All boxed up and ready to buy!

Art supplies
Make your masterpiece

Christmas - part 2
Feeling fabulously festive

Glues & adhesives
That special bond

Embroidery & tapestry
We can't get enough of these new designs

Trend alert!
The ever-present robin is going nowhere!

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From the editor

A year of reflection

It’s been quite the year! Celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and now mourning her loss. Many of our readers, I’ve learned, from our chats in exhibition halls and discussions over Jubilee collections will be very sad at the news, myself included. Many of you stock Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait and images of her beloved corgis on items such as cross stitch kits and tapestries that are sold and stocked in so many of our brick-and-mortar stores and online outlets and it will indeed be a time for adjustment. However, we look forward with optimism to times ahead and in regards to retail, the unveiling of exciting, new commemorative items of our new King.

This issue feels very festive. Not only do we have part two of our Christmas feature but we have a four-page special dedicated to our red-breasted, feathered friend, the robin. Each year, this happy little bird graces cards and kits aplenty and 2022 is no exception!

We also have an interesting interview with Paul Sacki, Managing Director of Jakar International, and follow this with a section dedicated to artist materials.If that’s not enough we have our usual round-up of all the latest products on the market, industry news and what to expect in the exhibition halls in the UK and overseas – Stitches 2023 is approaching fast and we can’t wait!

Happy reading!

Rachel Westall, Editor

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