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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 94 - December/January 2022/2023

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In this issue:

Craft trends 2023
Movers and shakers in the world of craft and stationery give their insider knowledge on what will be big in the year ahead

Love is in the air
Valentine's Day ideas

Reduce, reuse, recycle
The upcycling trend is here to stay

Cut and create
Papercrafts

Fashion fever!
Making clothes at home

Time to say thanks to your leading lady
Mother's Day

Baby it's cold outside
Winter product showcase

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From the editor

Merry Christmas!

As the year 2022 draws to a close we can refl ect on another uncertain 12 months for retail. Of course, factors have included the war on Ukraine, the ‘new normal’ way of living with Covid and the aftereffects of the Pandemic; plus the cost of living crisis. They say small business owners are a resilient bunch and that you are. Fortunately, the craft industry is continuing to draw in newbies and come up with new and fascinating ideas and trends. Tom Daley is now almost as well known for his crochet patterns as he is for his gold medals; BBC’s The Repair Shop recently welcomed His Majesty The King to appear on screen championing the importance of traditional arts and crafts; and everyone I know is all for the upcycling trend – whether that’s in your home furnishings or your wardrobe. We have a feature dedicated to upcycling on page 48 ; and a Making Clothes at Home special on page 61.

Craft is continuing to be on trend and for that we look forward to 2023 with hope and excitement. Always a popular date in retailers’ calendars – and a great way to brighten up the high street is Valentine’s Day, we have a fab three-page special dedicated to this money spinner. This edition I have spoken to some big names in the world of art and craft about what they predict will be hot in 2023. Always an interesting read.

As always, thank you so much for your continued support and we wish you a fabulous festive season.

Rachel Westall, Editor

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