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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 72 - April/May 2019

Latest issue of Craft Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • Brand spanking new
  • Bookstand
  • Editor's picks
  • High flier
  • Ask the experts
  • Tried & tested
  • Shows, news and events
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Stationery Awards retail finalists revealed

Stationery Awards retail finalists revealed

The finalists in the retail categories at this year's Stationery Awards have been announced.

Good weather puts a spring in the step for retail footfall

Good weather puts a spring in the step for retail footfall

Footfall increased by 1.4 per cent in March, after dropping by 6 per cent over the same...

Alice Caroline launches Quilt SOS for fourth year running

Alice Caroline launches Quilt SOS for fourth year running

Fabric supplier Alice Caroline has launched its Quilt SOS project for the fourth year...

BCTF partners with Platform Gallery

BCTF partners with Platform Gallery

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) has announced that the Platform Gallery will be sponsoring a new prize at...

From the editor

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

What's new?

You may notice something a little different in this issue – we’ve had a makeover! Over the past few months we’ve been inspired by the amazing products currently hitting the market, so we thought it was about time to give Craft Focus a brand-new look for our April/May issue. Our talented team has been working hard behind the scenes to freshen things up, with a contemporary layout to suit this fast-paced, dynamic industry. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Inside, you’ll find an inspiring mix of products, interviews and business advice, including a look at the best of British design, the latest needlecraft kits and some brilliant Father’s Day ideas. There’s also a full report from CHSI Stitches, featuring an exclusive interview with Linda Jones, author of the Craft Report, who shares her thoughts on this ground-breaking piece of research.

Enjoy reading!

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

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

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Variety act

Mark Wilson from Creative Products Distribution is looking forward to discovering more craft bestsellers in 2019... read more

 

Making dressmaking more sustainable

Jacqui Smith examines ways in which the sewing industry can become more environmentally-friendly... read more

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