Craft Focus - Page number 3 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

3 EDITOR’S LETTER On the cover Zweigart provides a broad range of great quality needlework fabrics which are colour- fast, easy-care and great for weaving. All Zweigart’s needlework fabrics are made in Germany and help to bring creative embroidery ideas to life. For further information about the company email info@ or visit the company website: Festive cheer! Christmas 2021 owes us one! A profitable time for retailers and such a joyous time to be browsing the high street, resting our shopping bags for a hot chocolate or something stronger, here’s hoping this year is in a completely different league to 2020 when our precious stores were forced to close their shutters. This issue has a fabulous feature on the mega trend: wreaths! Not just for Christmas, home owners and store owners are decorating their entrances with Halloween themes, spring and easter wreaths and of course festive designs. We can’t get enough of them and have dedicated three pages for the trend! Followed closely by another four pages of our festive finds – either to make and gift or to make and proudly display. There’s a huge focus on sewing & stitching, embroidery & tapestry and art supplies not to mention our brand spanking new section – brimming with exciting new products. We hope the final quarter is kind to you all and we will embrace and look forward to 2022 and the new trends, technologies and inspiration it will bring. Happy reading, Rachel Westall Editor 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 538 555 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: