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October/November 2021
 
This edition we have a spotlight on the mega trend: wreaths! With designs for every season, home owners and store owners are decorating their entrances with Halloween themes, spring and easter wreaths and of course festive designs. We can’t get enough of them and have dedicated three pages for the trend! Followed closely by another four pages of part two of our Christmas special with festive products either to make and gift or to make and proudly display.

Enjoy the run up to Christmas!

Keep warm,

Rachel x
 
 
 
Introducing Crafty You Crafty Me
 
Introducing Crafty You Crafty Me
 
Introducing Crafty You Crafty Me, established in 2020 designing and manufacturing contemporary craft kits with an eco-conscious mind-set. The company's kits are developed and manufactured in the UK with a focus on enabling a new audience to discover the joy of craft. Crafty You Crafty Me is proud to be stocked in shops across the UK and believes in the benefits of craft for mental health. Through these kits Crafty You Crafty Me offers the ability for everyone to relax and get crafty.

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The stationery community reunites at London Stationery Show
 
The stationery community reunites at London Stationery Show
 
"Having had a tumultuous two years, we were ecstatic to finally get back to the Business Design Centre (5 -6 Oct) and bring the stationery community together once more" says Event Director, Alex Butler.Both visitors and exhibitors alike were reunited with much-missed friends, colleagues, and clients, and it didn't take long before stationery buyers were placing orders face-to-face, keeping up to date with current trends and getting hands-on with new products. "It's great to be back seeing our clients again. Being able to present products, not over video calls, but at the show where visitors can touch and feel the products", commented Glenn Bowen of Pukka Pads. Rachel Owen, who heads up the marketing for Staedtler UK said that "it's great to be back seeing customers face-to-face and having those quality interactions, as well as being able to meet new customers".

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Visitor registration now open for Toy Fair 2022
 
Visitor registration now open for Toy Fair 2022
 
The British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA) has announced today that registration has now opened for visitors and media to attend Toy Fair 2022. Following a hiatus in 2021 due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic, the 68th Toy Fair will return to Olympia London from Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th January, 2022. Press Day is scheduled for Tuesday 25th January, 2022. Attendees can now register to attend for free through the official Toy Fair website: www.toyfair.co.uk

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The American dream
 
The American dream
 
Checker Distributors was founded in 1948 by Bob Krieger and Jerry Van Walbeck to promptly supply zippers, threads, yarns and ribbon to J.C. Penney, Woolworth and Kresge stores in Northwest Ohio, USA. The company is family owned and just real people helping independent shop owners to be successful. Brad Krieger, the President of Checker Distributors talks to Craft Focus exclusively about their vast craft and quilting offering and their reputation for great customer service - worldwide.

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Violet Studio launches festive craft and stationery collection
 
Violet Studio launches festive craft and stationery collection
 
The new Christmas collection invites crafters and stationery lovers of all abilities to spread festive cheer with hand-made cards, crafts and gifts - all made with love. Home For Christmas from Violet Studio, a brand from global craft business Crafter's Companion, features products to entice everyone from beginner makers to expert crafters. It includes pom poms, stamps, stickers, ribbon, paper pads, toppers and much more. Plus comprehensive kits with all the materials to craft home-made Christmas cards, gift wrap and decoupage designs.

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#Bluhacks from Blu Tack® Ads Return to Sky TV
 
#Bluhacks from Blu Tack® Ads Return to Sky TV
 
Bostik's #BluHacks TV advertising campaign returns for another year, promoting alternative uses of its iconic, reusable adhesive, Blu Tack®. Supported with a huge £3/4 million budget, viewers will see a mixture of 30 second and 10 second adverts airing from now until 17th December on Sky TV.The Blu Tack® campaign aims to drive frequency of purchase by highlighting the product's multitude of uses, or #BluHacks, that make everyday life that little bit easier. Whether you're removing fluff from clothing, levelling a picture frame or fixing a wobbly table, there's a #BluHack for that!

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Forthcoming Events
 
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

16-19 Jan 2022 - Harrogate Christmas & Gift
Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Rd, Harrogate
www.harrogatefair.com/contact_us.asp

25-27 Jan 2022 - Toy Fair
Olympia, Kensington, London, W14 8UX
www.toyfair.co.uk

29-1 Feb 2022 - Creativeworld
Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
creativeworld.messefrankfurt.com
 
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