Craft Focus - Page number 4 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

4 FOCUS ON 38 Artcuts Derek Cox, Business Owner of Artcuts tells us more about the company’s fun, innovative craft kits 45 Ribbon Writer Jo Insull, Sales Director at Ribbon Writer talks to Craft Focus about their exciting new machine, the Ribbon Writer CLR- Commercial Light Rapide, and their return to trade shows starting with Autumn Fair this September 58 Oh Sew Bootiful Steph Arnold, Creative Director of Oh Sew Bootiful discusses how her business has evolved over the past five years 82 EaziCandle Annie Maudling, candle maker and founder of EaziCandle, chats to Craft Focus about her candle making kits – allowing you to get creative, make and refill candle vessels using the simple EaziCandle system! 85 Modern Hoop Embroidery Richard Wood, Commercial Director of Whitecroft Essentials takes look at how lockdown saw a huge resurgence in arts and crafting, particularly hoop embroidery 86 Paraffle With sustainability and social responsibility at the core of her modern embroidery business, Sammy Bishop, Owner & Founder of Paraffle, is proudly flying the flag for Scotland! 63 BUSINESS 90 Access to cash Martin McTague, FSB National Vice Chair, Policy and Advocacy, discusses small businesses’ access to cash, and how the pandemic has changed the way we work 92 Intellectual property Dids Mcdonald, Dids Macdonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID), looks at who owns intellectual property, and why the small print counts 98 How to excel at e-commerce Sara Davies discusses how a clear, beautifully presented website can convert a browser to a buyer SHOWS 25 Shows, news & events Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in your industry 28 Harrogate Christmas & Gift Simon Anslow exclusively talks to Craft Focus about the January trade show Harrogate Christmas & Gift 31 London Stationery Show An insight into what to expect in London this October 37 CHSI Stitches preview All you need to know about the upcoming show! 86 80