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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...read more

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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 78 - April/May 2020

Latest issue of Craft Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

  • Best of British craft & design
  • Creative stationery
  • Father's Day
  • Needlecrafts
  • Shows, news and events
  • Summer product showcase
  • Time for tea
  • Top trends: Cats and owls
Pinflair's 30 Years of Crafts

Pinflair's 30 Years of Crafts

Christine and Nigel Bell started Pinflair in June 1990 producing specialised polystyrene and beaded kits using pins,...

Retailer Ryman helps Children’s Charity During Covid-19 Pandemic

Retailer Ryman helps Children’s Charity During Covid-19 Pandemic

Starlight Children's Foundation is to provide a bolstered version of its current...

New Crystal Art Rainbow stickers to raise money for The Care Workers

New Crystal Art Rainbow stickers to raise money for The Care Workers

You can help to support those helping the nation's must vulnerable whilst...

Social media matters

Social media matters

Melissa Davin-Smith, founder of Creative Craft Supplies, discusses the impact of social media on her business and how the likes...

From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

In with the new

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 editor@craftfocus.com

Editor loves...

Rachel Westall, Editor of Craft Focus magazine
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Spark your creative imagination with this felting wool bundle. The Bright bundle from Hawthorn Handmade contains 10 vibrant rainbow shades of ethically sourced merino wool roving (approximately 100g in total).
The wool bundles are a perfect partner to add colour to your felting projects and some woolly texture to your weaving. Each comes in a clear box so you can easily find the colour you need.
Email: admin@hawthornhandmade.co.uk or visit the website for more info: www.hawthornhandmade.com

 

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Learn to make a pencil case with Vlieseline: For more than 70 years, Vlieseline has been offering a wide range of interlinings for clothing and creative needlework. Here, the company gives step by step instructions to make your own pencil case, whether you're returning to education or simply to use in the home... read more

New EU draft text on design rights signals positive news for UK designers, says ACID

New EU draft text on design rights signals positive news for UK designers, says ACID

Anti Copying in Design (ACID) is pleased to announce that the text from the UK on design rights includes the recognition that designs shown in the UK would receive protection across the EU post Brexit.... read more

Readers' Poll

In what way do you think COVID-19 will affect business for the better?

In what way do you think COVID-19 will affect business for the better?

Consumers will shop more sustainably
 
Gifting will see a surge later in the year
 
Consumers will be eager to resume normal spend habits
 
Personal interactions in-store will become more important
 

Previous Poll Results

Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...Planning ahead, what are you most looking forward to in the future?

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A stroll down my local independent high street
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Our first in-house team meeting!
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Dinner at my local restaurant
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Booking my first flight abroad!

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