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I’m really excited about my first issue of Craft Focus magazine. For the last five years, I was editor of Gift Focus – our sister title so I know many of you already. For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, I look forward to working with you. I’m sure you’ll all agree it is such a friendly industry and I have already been warmly welcomed, so thank you!
This issue we provide a full report from CHSI Stitches. This includes an exclusive interview with Linda Jones, author of The Craft Report. Her research is much respected in the industry and is a great insight into what will trend in the year ahead.
We have a focus on Needlecraft, Father’s Day, designs perfect for the summer months and a few pages dedicated to the best of British! As always, we have our brand spanking new feature showcasing new and exciting products on the market.
During this strange and uncertain time, craft is such a positive source of entertainment, relaxation and well-being. So please, when safe, visit your local haberdasheries and stores, keep supporting the industry and keep crafting!
Rachel Westall, Editor
PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Craft Focus magazine, please email email@example.com
Rachel x Curated to help children learn to write and create in a colourful and fun manner, Manuscript's new range features colouring pens, handwriting tools and pencils alongside two fun and educational activity books. focusing on colour, crafting and educating, the Lionheart Collection also includes a range of Shimmer Dot Craft Kits which focus on the latest diamond art trend.
Officially unveiled at Creativeworld, the Lionheart Collection features safari characters each with their own personality, story and background for children to connect with.
Offering a new dimension to Manuscript's broad collection, the range has been fine-tuned with parents and schools to ensure a collection that both parents and children are happy to use.
The Lionheart Activity Books, which have been formulated by education publishing experts Robinswood Press Limited in conjunction with Manuscript, boasts a selection of shape, number and letter formation tasks to cement foundational skills in three to eight year olds.
The books include a selection of 'wipe-clean' pages to ensure learning can be repeated and cemented, working alongside the compatible Lionheart marker range.
The Shimmer Dot Craft Kits are the perfect craft addition to this collection. Children and parents can work together to produce sparkly Lionheart characters to hang up in their bedroom or playroom whilst learning and improving key motor skills in the process.
Visit www.manuscriptpen.com for further information.
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