Exhibition space at Toy Fair 2020 has sold out, months ahead of the event.
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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Andrea x 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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Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...Will you be attending any of the following shows in 2020?