Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

CHSI STITCHES 2023 CHSI Stitches has passed for another year and what a show it was! If you missed it, here’s the lowdown of what went on! The creative craft industry descended on Birmingham NEC from 19th-20th February for the industry’s annual trade event, CHSI Stitches. With a theme of conscious crafting, this year’s event saw everyone from the industry’s key players to new craft businesses flock to the event which hosted one of its most high-profile speaker line ups to date. The results of the industry’s annual Craft Report, commissioned by ICHF events, was also presented at the show, giving visitors tailored business intelligence for the year ahead. Leading creative craft supplies manufacturers and designers revealed the latest products to hit the market in 2023; retailers attending heard from leading experts at the Insights Hub, took part in hands-on demos and placed orders for the forthcoming seasons. Steve Mitchell, Show Director said: “This 41 STITCHES REVIEW