Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

10 Manuscript Brands partners with artPOP! Manuscript Pen Company Ltd is expanding their brand portfolio with the addition of artPOP! as the new UK and Ireland distributor. This appointment bolsters their carefully selected existing product portfolio. artPOP! is a fresh, modern art brand that features bold, clean lines and a signature colour scheme of magenta. With artPOP!, users can create works of art that are truly one of a kind. The brand offers a wide range of art products, including infinity markers, paints, pencils, brushes and more. artPOP! products are all housed in design-led packaging that sets this brand apart on the shelf! “We’re proud to be able to bring artPOP! products to the UK market as a great addition to our portfolio,” said Manuscript Pen Company Managing Director, Charlie Stockbridge. “With artPOP!, artists will be inspired to continue on their creative journeys. The high-quality art supplies, vibrant colours, and thoughtfully curated sets are perfect for encouraging customers to have fun with their art. With artPOP!, they will have the tools they need to create with confidence.” From playing with paints or experimenting with colours, to discovering the possibility with pens and pencils, the point is to have fun. Whether it’s dabbling, doodling, starting, or re-starting a creative journey, artPOP! provides the tools needed to jump into action boldly! For more information about artPOP!, visit the website: Crafter’s Companion’s Craft Club Crafter’s Companion is launching its brand-new Craft Club series exclusively available at . Crafter’s Companion made its QVC debut with founder and creative director, Sara Davies back in August 2022. The Craft Club, is a collection of monthly kits that includes all the supplies needed to create a craft project or learn a new creative technique. The first is a Memory Album Kit which will be available until the 31st of March, 2023. With detailed instructions, access to video tutorials and everything included to create each project, Crafter’s Companion’s Craft Club is perfect for beginners. Each set comes in a sturdy pocket to keep craft projects organised, easy to find and ready to use again. Sara Davies, founder and creative director of Crafter’s Companion, said, “Our ongoing partnership with QVC has been fantastic so we’re beyond thrilled to team up with them to launch the Craft Club. If you’re a beginner crafter or even if you’re a keen crafter looking to try something new, the Craft Club is the perfect way to try out a whole host of different techniques and projects. Each kit has everything you could possibly need to get started and includes really detailed instructions to guide you every step of the way. The possibilities are endless with these kits, and I can’t wait to see what people create with them!”