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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 92 - August/September 2022

Latest issue of Craft Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

Festive Finds
Christmas crafts for all

Make your mark
Stamping and embossing

Spooky decor
Halloween makes

Made with love
Cardmaking ideas

Knitting and crochet
Books, tools and yarns to keep keen knitters coming back for more

To touch and to hold
Soft crafts

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From the editor

Christmas in July

Yes, you heard right, it’s time to start prepping for Christmas, the busiest selling season of the year. It’s time to start thinking red and green yarns, pompoms, wreaths and cardmaking supplies! Don’t worry, we have plenty of features to help you on your way! Cygnet Yarns is introducing three of her new festive colourways in our Christmas feature and we have two pages dedicated to cardmaking – as always Crafter’s Companion have given us so much inspiration! If that’s not enough we have a spotlight on Knitting and Crochet, perfect for shops looking to stock up ready for winter makes, blankets and throws.

We’re so excited to hear that Bothy Threads is now introducing embroidery kits! I was lucky enough to catch an interview with Chrissie Rayment, Managing Director who has given us the latest on the new launch happening this September! Check out what she has to say on page 52.

As well as all the info you need about Autumn Fair, we also have all the current industry news and the latest crafting products on the market.

Enjoy the summer ahead!

Happy reading!


Rachel Westall, Editor

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The home of happy stitching

Bothy Threads was established in 1993 by Kate Golby. Kate found that she had run out of cross stitch designs she wanted to stitch, so decided to start creating her own! Originally located in Reading, Kate set up the first 'Bothy' in her parents' back garden. The company grew and grew and when Kate, and her husband John, decided to follow their dream to move to the Lake District, Bothy Threads came too. Chrissie Rayment, Managing Director at Bothy Threads discusses their first ever embroidery range launching this September ...

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