Articles

Here is a selection of features from Craft Focus magazine.

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Back to basics

Back to basics

A carefully chosen range of fabric essentials will be the workhorse of any craft shop, says Jacqui Smith... read more

Promoting a positive work environment

Promoting a positive work environment

Promoting a positive work environment: Happy, satisfied staff will make your company more efficient and productive, says Sara Davies... read more

The future of local craft shops

The future of local craft shops

Opinion: Are online retailers and craft TV channels growing the market or harming local craft communities? Steve Barton shares his thoughts... read more

How to attract talent

How to attract talent

Sara Davies reveals how to recruit the best candidates for your business... read more

How to inspire experienced stitchers

How to inspire experienced stitchers

Once you have conquered the dressmaking basics, ensure you have fabrics and patterns in stock to suit those who enjoy a challenge, says Jacqui Smith... read more

Building a successful blog

Building a successful blog

Building a successful blog: Developing a business blog is a practical and effective way to connect with your customers, says Sara Davies... read more

Talking points

Talking points

Talking points: Linda Jones, author of The Craft Report, discusses her thoughts on this vital piece of industry research... read more

 

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

 

Make fabrics a success in 2019

Jacqui Smith, director of Hantex, reveals how to make the most of the home sewing market... read more

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