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The world we live in has turned upside-down of recent months. Nevertheless, it’s been amazing to see how the crafting community has remained strong: helping one another, staying connected and supporting the industry.
Many of you will be pleased with the announcement that all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15th June as part of plans to further ease the lockdown.
We do hope that over the past weeks, even though your brick and mortar stores have been closed, those with online shops have experienced a surge in sales as people staying home turn to craft for tranquillity, peace and, well to fulfil boredom! I’ve certainly been entertaining the kids with many craft projects – one favourite being this issue’s tried and tested, supplied by Hunkydory Crafts. The Button It! Pad was a huge hit.
This edition has a focus on children’s crafts, fabrics, sewing for the home and crafts for less than £15. We also catch up with many companies including Jim Nicol from TheMagicTouch, Katie Stephenson from Cygnet Yarns and Lisa Miles from Photocentric. Photocentric has been proactive in making face shields for the NHS, so make sure you read all about the company’s fantastic journey.
As we continue to live in uncertain and unpredictable times all that’s left to say is, stay safe, keep crafting and we’ll all see each other soon!
Rachel Westall, Editor
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Rachel x ExaClair has launched a new Décopatch elephant kit to complement its popular mini kits range, containing everything required for a new Décopatch project all in one convenient box.
The new mini kit, perfect for kids, contains one ready-to-decorate mâché elephant, two sheets of Décopatch paper, one glue pot and a brush, with pictures on the packaging, designed to inspire crafters. Other mini kits include the dinosaur, dolphin, unicorn, rabbit, llama and butterfly, to name a few!
Lawrence Savage, marketing manager at ExaClair, says the mini kits are a great way for children to get creative and have fun: “Simple and original, these mini kits are an ideal activity for children and parents. They offer an imaginative and enjoyable way for the family to spend time together.”
For further information call +44 (0)1553 696 600 or visit the website exaclairlimited.com
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