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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 87 - October/November 2021

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In this issue:

Time to sparkle
Part two of our christmas special

Art supplies
Find your inner artist

Craft kits aplenty
Brilliant boxsets

Wonderful wreaths
Trend file: Wreaths

Zweigart talks Christmas!
Craft Focus talks to Zweigart

Embroidery & tapestry
New designs to master!

Glues & adhesives
Sticky situations - solved!

Industry news
The latest news in Craft

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From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

Festive cheer!

Christmas 2021 owes us one! A profitable time for retailers and such a joyous time to be browsing the high street, resting our shopping bags for a hot chocolate or something stronger, here’s hoping this year is in a completely different league to 2020 when our precious stores were forced to close their shutters.

This issue has a fabulous feature on the mega trend: wreaths! Not just for Christmas, home owners and store owners are decorating their entrances with Halloween themes, spring and easter wreaths and of course festive designs. We can’t get enough of them and have dedicated three pages for the trend! Followed closely by another four pages of our festive finds – either to make and gift or to make and proudly display. There’s a huge focus on sewing & stitching, embroidery & tapestry and art supplies not to mention our brand spanking new section – brimming with exciting new products.

We hope the final quarter is kind to you all and we will embrace and look forward to 2022 and the new trends, technologies and inspirations it will bring.

Happy reading,

Rachel Westall, Editor

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The creative pompoms box includes all you need to create your own collection of festive decorations to hang from the Christmas tree. Designed for children aged six to 10+, the box features six cardboard 3D winter pompom animals and characters to build, such as snowman, polar bear and reindeer. Each box comes complete with two balls of wool and instructions.

Lawrence Savage, Marketing Manager at ExaClair Limited, comments, “These new creative boxes are perfect for encouraging young children to enhance their creativity, whilst also developing their crafting skills as they enjoy the magic of the festive season.”

For further information, call +44 (0)1553 696 600 or email sales@exaclair.co.uk or visit www.exaclairlimited.com


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