Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

4 FOCUS ON 38 h+h americas Darrin Stern, Vice President Koelnmesse Inc. Show Director of h+h americas, talks to Craft Focus exclusively about the upcoming June event in Chicago 48 Corinne Lappiere Corinne Lapierre, Creative Director of Corinne Lapierre Ltd talks to Craft Focus about expanding her ranges and her eco-friendly credentials 56 Visible Image Mark Alexander, Creative Director of Visible Image talks to Craft Focus about his successful stamp and stencil business that will be celebrating 20 years, next year! BUSINESS 90 Retailer interview We spoke to Sarah Laker the selfconfessed Chief Stationery Geek of Stationery Supplies. With shops in Wilmslow and Marple she’s now taken on the mammoth task of overseeing National Stationery Week 86 Efficient energy Martin McTague, National Chair, the Federation of Small Businesses, looks at how the rising cost of energy bills is affecting small businesses 91 Intellectual property Dids Macdonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID), looks at the ultimate myths behind IP and original design 94 The LinkedIn Effect Kayleigh Gresty, Founder of Kreate Socials talks to Craft Focus about how networking on LinkedIn can be beneficial to your business SHOWS 23 Shows, news & events Stay up to date with what’s happening in your industry 28 Creativeworld review What happened when Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld joined forces for the first time in February 31 London Stationery Show preview All the latest in the lead up to the London-based event 41 CHSI Stitches What went on at the annual crafting trade event 45 The Craft Report The eagerly anticipated 2023 Craft Report was presented at CHSI Stitches by research specialist Linda Jones. Here we look at some of the findings... 28 56 31 45