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

74 Paint markers and PIN fine line pens that are loved by artists and crafters. Talk us through the current products you’re particularly excited about. Do you have a favourite? Right now, we’re super excited about our new PIN collections in plastic f ree packaging. Our black uni-PIN range has expanded from 14 to 18 calibrated tip sizes. In addition to its standard shape sizes, from delicate 0.03 to robust 1.2 nib, plus an expressive brush tip, the range now boasts three new chisel tips for calligraphy, plus an extra fine brush tip made with real bristles. This expansion of the range gave us an opportunity to hone and refine our pen sets, giving each pack a purpose and theme to help the customer choose the right pen selection for drawing, graphic design and calligraphy. Each pack has been designed by an artist to illustrate the pens range and possibilities, showcasing each nib size and colour. We also wanted to make the switch to plastic-free packaging for PIN. Our plastic-free packaging is made in the UK using vegetable inks and sustainable print processes, it’s also fully biodegradable. Do your products suit all levels of crafters? Of course, that’s what makes our job so exciting. Our POSCAs can be used by parents with children making stone decorations or glass painting, while equally being utilised by renowned artists in large scale iconic POSCA art pieces. Craft has boomed over the last year! Have you noticed any new trends? Customisation is a big one for us. We’ve seen our POSCA pens transform sneakers, skateboards and even cars! Everyone wants to put their own individual spin on things - POSCA allows them to do that with ease. We’re also really heartened to see an emerging trend in handwritten letters and postcards. We believe in the power of the written word. It’s so important. We can only see this trend getting