Craft Focus - February / March 2021 (Issue 83)

3 CONTENTS In this issue... REGULARS 9 Industry news What’s happening within the craft and hobby market 15 Brand spanking new Brand spanking new products 59 Tried & tested Craft Focus contributor, Isabella Owen tries out this festive DIY Crystal Art kit from Craft Buddy 81 Ask the experts Our experts answer your craft and retail questions 84 Bookstand The latest book releases FEATURES 35 Trend: Mindfulness and wellbeing Finding calm in the storm 41 Spring and Easter All things bright and beautiful 49 Spring fabrics Choose the perfect fabric for your springtime creations 55 Craft tools The saying goes, A bad workman blames his tools. You can be sure that buyers won’t be complaining with these quality products 63 Sewing and stitching Perfect sewing products and cross stitch kits to keep customers coming back for more 70 Best of British Customers love shopping local, using their high street and better still buying goods made in the UK 74 Pantone of the year revealed Pantone’s Colour of the year has been revealed. This year the style institute has chosen a pairing: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating. 78 Trend: Eco-friendly products Keep customers happy and go green! 28 31 February /March 2021  41 74