Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

7 EDITOR’S LETTER On the cover Spring is just around the corner and to celebrate the season and Easter period, Décopatch has some amazing new papier mâché shapes to decorate, in addition to a number of fabulously beautiful floral paper designs. One of our favourite new waterproof products is the pack of six ‘broken’ egg shells, which when decorated and filled with plants or sweets would make a perfect table centrepiece. For further information visit: Starting the year with a bang Welcome to our first issue of the year! We hope it’s a good one for you and your customers. This edition we’re excited to have our Stitches preview. After the 2021 event was cancelled, we’ve never been so ready for the big show at the NEC. We have plenty of information to whet your appetite before your journey to Birmingham. I also had the opportunity to talk to Suppliers for Candles Director, Nicky Story, about their eco-friendly ranges and plans for the year ahead. Lawrence Savage, UK Marketing Manager at ExaClair also took the opportunity to chat to Craft Focus about their new collections including their dried flower products which are sure to be a huge hit. We also have a focus on spring fabrics, a spotlight on British companies as well and a craft tools section to make sure you’re making light work of your crafting projects. As always, we have our regular features, so put your feet up to read the latest industry news, discover brand new products on the market, and get some expert business advice. Happy new year! 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: