Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

4 FOCUS ON 28 Pearlywinks Simon Kendall-Stokes Co-Owner of Pearlywinks Craft Supplies talks to Craft Focus about the company’s plans to develop the trade side of their business! 43 Pixelhobby UK Adelphi Eden, Designer at Pixelhobby UK, discusses her world of pixels and the countless creative opportunities these little squares hold 54 ExaClair Lawrence Savage, UK Marketing Manager at ExaClair gives us the lowdown of what to expect from the company in 2022 76 Supples for Candles Ltd Nicky Story, Director at Supplies for Candles Ltd discusses what the company has in store for 2022 BUSINESS 90 Retailer interview Celebrating 30 years of business, Natalie Walker, Owner of And Sew On Fabrics talks to Craft Focus about the pandemic, favourite kits and what’s trending in craft! 92 Intellectual property Dids Macdonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID), looks at why brand clearance is critical in trademark protection 95 Business advice FSB’s National Vice-Chair Martin McTague looks at how the UK government must offer support to small businesses in order to help their fight against climate change 98 Spring cleaning your business Sara Davies discusses how spring is a great time to spruce up your business! SHOWS 23 Shows, news & events Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in your industry 31 CHSI Stitches preview Exhibitor and show info for the February 2022 event at the NEC, Birmingham 89 31 xx 15 86