Craft Focus - February / March 2021 (Issue 83)

7 EDITOR’S LETTER On the cover Craft Buddy has been busy working in partnership with Disney to bring a new licensed Crystal Art® range to market in Spring 2021 based around popular Disney characters. Available in a range of kits and sets across Craft Buddy’s established Crystal Art range (also known as ‘diamond painting’ or ‘diamond art’) the new Disney designs will bring a touch of magic to the collection, providing timeless appeal to Disney and Crystal Art fans aged 8+ across the UK. Crystal Art sets enable adults and children to create treasured pieces of wall art, cards, notebooks and more. The technique used to produce sparkling Crystal Art is similar to painting by numbers with each design featuring a numbered, adhesive template. Using the magic pick up pen (included), simply lift up the coloured crystals and place them on the corresponding dots. Affixing instantly, the result is a beautiful piece of rhinestone art which can be kept or gifted to loved ones. For further information visit the website Spring fever We’re all excited for the start of spring at the Craft Focus HQ. Vaccines are on the rollout; fresh green shoots are breaking through slowly but surely; and milder temperatures are being promised. This issue we have fresh spring fabrics including stunning new Peter Rabbit prints from Visage Textiles Ltd. With a nod to mental health awareness, we have a mindfulness special focussing on products to create a sense of calm. This year there will be a big focus on going green, so please check out our eco-friendly feature; and if that’s not enough we also have a sewing & stitching feature, craft tools aplenty and a special on 2021’s Pantone Colour of the Year! We hope you all have a prosperous 2021. Best wishes, Rachel Westall Editor Rachel x EDITOR Rachel Westall +44 (0)1376 514 000 PRODUCTION MANAGER Scott Brothwell SALES MANAGER Sarah Mclean +44 (0)1376 538 490 ACCOUNT MANAGER Tracy Voice +44 (0)1376 535 618 GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Sarah Hill, Stephanie Hodder, Vicky O’Connor +44 (0)1376 535 616 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Lorna Butcher WEB DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Stuart Weatherley DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR Katie Laley +44 (0)1376 514 000 KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP Craft Focus is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility of the standing of advertisers nor by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Craft Focus is published six times a year. ISSN 1758-0900 @craftfocus @craftfocusmag @craftfocus MEDIA PUBLISHING Craft Focus is proud to be associated with and supporters of: