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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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Preparing for Frankfurt

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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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Editor loves...

Loved by Craft Focus magazine

Rachel Westall, Editor of Craft Focus magazine
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Meet Walter the Sailor Gull, one of Corinne Lapierre's new kits. This folk animal kit is inspired by the ocean, seaside villages and of course our very friendly, curious seagulls.

Beautifully packaged in a craft box with printed folk designs on all sides, this fully recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging makes for a beautiful shop display.

This kit contains the best quality wool-mix felt in distinctive, bright shades, assorted DMC embroidery threads, toy filling, sewing needle and wooden dowel. Easy to follow instructions, stitch guide and full-scale templates are included.

The kits appeal to crafters of all abilities, including those just beginning their crafting journey. The trade price is £7 (RRP £16.80).

For further information, call +44 (0)1132 460 403, email info@corinnelapierre.com or visit the website www.corinnelapierre.com


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Quality & tradition

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The Frank Edmunds Company is based in Chicago, USA and was incorporated in 1950. The company was founded by Frank Edmunds. Dennis Clegg, President of Frank A. Edmunds Co. joined the company in 1985 after graduating college and working for four years at the National Association of Realtors while attending night school. He talks exclusively to Craft Focus magazine about the company's wide variety of needlework and stitching supplies including frames, hoops, stretcher bars and more...... read more

The American dream

The American dream

Checker Distributors was founded in 1948 by Bob Krieger and Jerry Van Walbeck to promptly supply zippers, threads, yarns and ribbon to J.C. Penney, Woolworth and Kresge stores in Northwest Ohio, USA. The company is family owned and just real people helping independent shop owners to be successful. Brad Krieger, the President of Checker Distributors talks to Craft Focus exclusively about their vast craft and quilting offering and their reputation for great customer service - worldwide.... read more

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