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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 76 - December/January 2019/2020

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In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • Brand spanking new
  • Ask the experts
  • Bookstand
  • Social media matters
  • Tried & tested
  • Pale & interesting
  • Craft trends for 2020
Fabric Freedom
Crafters Companion Limited
Hunkydory Crafts Ltd
Cats Protection calls for help from knitters

Cats Protection calls for help from knitters

The UK's largest cat charity is inviting knitters to make toys for animals in its care

London Stationery Show's LaunchPad competition is open for entries

London Stationery Show's LaunchPad competition is open for entries

LaunchPad will return to Stationery Show London in 2020

Pantone reveals 2020 Colour of the Year

Pantone reveals 2020 Colour of the Year

Pantone has unveiled 19-4052 Classic Blue as its Colour of the Year for 2020

Creative Craft Show helps charity win award

Creative Craft Show helps charity win award

A partnership between the Creative Craft Show, Grans on the Make and Park View 4 U has been recognised by...

From the editor

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

Show business

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to turn our thoughts the busy show season ahead. There’s lots to inspire in this issue, including a sneak peak at some of the fantastic new products that will be making the headlines at the 42nd edition of CHSI Stitches in February.

We’ll also be checking out the latest developments from Creativeworld in Frankfurt and hopping across the pond to see what will be catching buyers’ eyes at Creativation in Phoenix.

Elsewhere, I caught up with Dominic Fleming, organiser of a brand-new trade show, Crafters’ World. On page 58, Dominic shares his thoughts on the UK’s creative industry and reveals how plans are shaping up for the show, which takes place in Coventry next September.

One final thought for 2019 – we’d like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year – we look forward to catching up with you in 2020.

Andrea Ashfield, Editor

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