Craft Focus - December 2021/January 2022 (Issue 88)

23 SHOWS & EVENTS Shows, news & events This season’s most unmissable events  Diary dates Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair 16th-19th January, 2022 Harrogate Convention Centre TOY FAIR 25th-27th January, 2022 Olympia, London Christmasworld 28th January- 1st February, 2022 Messe Frankfurt, Germany Paperworld 29th January- 1st February, 2022 Messe Frankfurt, Germany Creativeworld 29th January- 1st February, 2022 Messe Frankfurt, Germany SPRING FAIR 6th - 9th February, 2022 NEC, Birmingham CHSI Stitches 27th-28th February, 2022 NEC, Birmingham BCTF 10th-12th April, 2022 Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate CRAFTERAMA 12th-23th March, 2022 Alexandra Palace, London British Craft Trade Fair on track for major comeback in 2022 Planning for BCTF is in full swing as the new owners, Kerrison Exhibitions invest in the show’s return to the Yorkshire Event Centre for the first time since its successful 2019 edition, for what’s set to be its biggest and best show yet. Taking place from 10th-12th April, 2022 at the YEC Harrogate, the fair will welcome thousands of quality trade buyers looking for the latest collections for their stores from over 300 carefully vetted designer makers showcasing the very best of British handmade craft and giftware. Uptake for the show has been strong, with spaces in both the Newcomers Gallery and Post- Newcomers Gallery being limited due to high demand. Makers participating in the show can also take advantage of the additional benefits such as: • Inclusion in the online trade Catalogue. • Online Mentoring Sessions to help prepare them for the show, covering topics such as pricing, T&C, SOR, percentage mark-ups and stand displays. • Access to Newcomers Guides and Help Audios. Matt Miller, owner of Kerrison Exhibitions commented, “BCTF has a fantastic following of thousands of UK buyers and galleries already, and we’ll be supplementing direct mail and email invitations to these regular visitors with promotional campaigns on social and across all key press titles. We’re committed to making BCTF 2022 a great success for all our designer makers.” Latest confirmed designer makers include Caroline Finlay Jewellery, Xuella Arnold Jewellery, Chris Ceaser Photography, Papershades, Ruth Haldon Design, Circle & Dash, Emma Nicol Illustration, Tracy Ford Ceramics, The Linen Garden, Umbellifer, Wendy Bell Designs, Holy Loch Pottery, Kushboo Soaps, Lauren’s Cows, olliefrench. woodworks, Sarah Perry Fine Art, Tania Holland Gallery, The Candle Brand, Erum Aamir Ceramics and many more. For more information about the show, email Kane directly: or visit the website: If you’re interested in exhibiting, please register as a maker using the following form: If you’re a trade buyer and wish to register to attend, please use this form: Crafterama at Ally Pally Brought to you by Sarah & Vicky of Stamp Addicts (since 1992) and Stamperama (since 1998) Crafterama at Ally Pally is an exciting new event being held in The Great Hall at Alexandra Palace in north London, a beautiful iconic venue overlooking London. Crafterama, taking place 12th-23th March, 2022, is an extension of Stamperama which is a fun, friendly and interactive event with makes & takes, demonstrations from expert professionals and lots of incredible exhibitors and famous faces from the world of crafts. For more details visit or call Stamp Addicts on +44 (0)1234 855 833