About Craft Focus magazine

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...read more

Find your perfect suppliers

 

 
 
 

Craft Focus magazine - Issue 80 - August/September 2020

Latest issue of Craft Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

Merry Stitchmas - Christmas crafts
Part one

Fright Night
Get set for Halloween

Fairy Designs
A touch of whimsy!

Make your mark
Stamping and embossing

Amazing glaze
Pottery and clay

Envelopes LTD
Envelopes LTD
Keith Lemon partners with craft retailer Create and Craft as UK craft scene explodes

Keith Lemon partners with craft retailer Create and Craft as UK craft scene explodes

Celebrity Juice star, Leigh Francis (as Keith Lemon) has today...

Ultima Displays launches first self-sanitising stretch textile display solution

Ultima Displays launches first self-sanitising stretch textile display solution

Ultima Displays, one of Europe's leading one-stop visual...

Important information about Creativeworld 2021

Important information about Creativeworld 2021

In view of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated international...

Get Christmas gift ready with Trotec laser

Get Christmas gift ready with Trotec laser

As businesses are preparing for their busiest time of the year, many are thinking of ways to minimise...

From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

The new normal

It’s been interesting to see how the ‘new normal’ has slowly transitioned into our day to day lives. We’re now quite accustomed to joining a queue on our food shops, and whenever we leave the house the face masks and hand gel check has become as much as our routine as remembering our phone and keys. I hope your experience re-opening your store has been a positive one and we’d love to hear your experiences. You can email me at: editor@craftfocus.com

It’s been very sad to hear of many trade show cancellations including Autumn Fair and the London Stationery Show. We do enjoy visiting the exhibition centres, reconnecting with companies, having a chat and sourcing new designs as we browse the aisles. We look forward to the hustle and bustle returning in 2021.

This issue we have the first in our two-part Christmas series. There are some wonderful designs to decorate the home and make for loved ones. We also have a focus on knitting and crochet, soft crafts and card-making. As well as this, there’s all the latest industry news and the newest craft book releases.

Rachel Westall, Editor

PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Craft Focus magazine, please email editor@craftfocus.com

Editor loves...

Rachel Westall, Editor of Craft Focus magazine
Rachel x
Follow Jenni Smith as she's granted rare access to the Liberty design studio and historic archives, and celebrate the iconic designs that have made Liberty London one of the world's most iconic fabric manufacturers. Liberty London opened in 1875 and has been producing exquisite fabrics and designs for more than 140 years.
In this book there are 15 projects with a complete fabric design history of Liberty as well as a full colour reference index for every fabric used. Featuring beautiful details of the classic fabric designs produced over the years, each quilt will inspire readers to finally cut into those precious bits of fabric and begin enjoying them in pieced projects of their very own.
The hardback book comes in a gorgeous hardcover textured linen slipcase in beautiful Liberty fabric. It's an ideal gift for anyone who is a fan of Liberty or British design.
The book is exclusively distributed by Search Press in the UK : https://www.searchpress.com/

 

If you like this, check out more inspirational ideas.

Loved by Craft Focus magazine
Christmasworld and Paperworld Trends 2021/22

Christmasworld and Paperworld Trends 2021/22

'Together' marks a new era of Christmasworld and Paperworld trends, whose product and style worlds are increasingly converging in global consumer trends. The logical consequence is three joint trend statements with the upcoming themes, colours, materials, inspirations and styles. They provide the international decoration and office and stationery segment with orientation for individual product combinations.... read more

From little acorns to Treetop Treasures with Trotec Laser

From little acorns to Treetop Treasures with Trotec Laser

The purchase of a Trotec laser cutter has enabled Bristol-based designer Sabella Tilley to start her own business, Treetop Treasures. Having previously focused on creating handmade paper cut gifts, Sabella wanted to expand her capabilities and be able to engrave additional materials, including wood.... read more

Readers' Poll

With video becoming more prevalent in social media - do you feel comfortable incorporating it into your online marketing strategy?

With video becoming more prevalent in social media - do you feel comfortable incorporating it into your online marketing strategy?

Yes - we love talking to our customers
 
No - it's too daunting
 
We'll do it in the future
 

Previous Poll Results

Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...If correct social distancing measures are implemented, will you be heading back to the trade shows in August/September?

%
Yes
%
No
%
Uncertain

Newsletter Registration

Stay informed about all news, events and updates from the trade. Sign up for our monthly updates.

By filling in this form you opt-in to receive our monthly e-newsletters along with occasional emails telling you about new products and trends, latest news on trade shows, industry news and many other aspects to help you run a profitable business.