CALAMBOUR LAUNCH ON HOCHANDA!
We are very excited to welcome Calambour to the Hochanda family! From beautiful printed decoupage, rice & mulberry papers. Add dimension with a crackle and some standout metallic paints. Calambour was founded in Italy in 1995 and is now an industry leader in the production of paper and products for decoupage and decoration. Their designs are beautifully traditional and are suitable for all kinds of papercrafters!
HOCHANDA WELCOME RHINESTONE GENIE
We are thrilled to welcome Rhinestone Genie to the channel. With over twenty years’ experience in graphic design and garment decoration founder David Ihm very quickly identified a demand for a fast, affordable and easier method to decorate with rhinestones. Suitable for home crafters and sewers, you can embellish items like a professional for a fraction of the cost. We caught up with David ahead of his first show to hear what he had to say, “I am proud of the product and how anyone can learn how to use the Rhinestone Genie system in minutes” and we cannot wait for their One Day Special launch tomorrow from 6pm.
CREATE AND CRAFT INCREASE SEWING DESTINATION HOURS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, is excited to announce an increase in dedicated sewing shows following the successful launch of Seamless Sunday in January 2019.
In addition to the hugely successful Seamless Sunday shows on Sunday mornings, customers can now tune in live every Tuesday morning at 10am and 11am for a sew spectacular show.
These dedicated hours of content will include incredible deals, tips and advice as well as the launch of the latest products. Create and Craft’s knitting, stitching and sewing shows have gone from strength to strength, with Q4 2018 seeing both orders and customer order frequency at their highest ever annual levels.
Anya Ilic, Buyer - Craft Retail, commenting said: “Following the great success of our Seamless Sunday hours, what better way to give our customers the shows and products they love than by introducing even more sewing destination hours on Tuesday mornings. We work with great suppliers, who offer a wide variety of styles to ensure we can bring our customers everything they need for sewing, and we are looking forward to being able to showcase all their lovely Sewing products every Tuesday morning”
M ADAMS DESIGNS PARTNER WITH CREATE AND CRAFT
M Adams Designs have joined the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, Create and Craft.
The new launch with M Adam Designs will be airing on Tuesday 23rd April Sewing Destination hour at 10am on Create and Craft TV.
M Adam Designs sell a beautiful range of bespoke bags, bag making kits, cushions, capes and stoles and Teddy bears. M Adam Designs was formed as a sole trader company in November, 2017. As a brand M Adam Designs promote high quality and value for money as standard. The designs are aimed at home sewers using domestic machines so they are suitable for beginners through to experienced sewers who can develop the designs as they choose. M Adam Designs have a full Angel Policy on all their patterns so customers can buy a pattern, make and sell their products as often as they like, but patterns cannot to be copied and resold.
Margaret Adam, Owner/Director of M Adam Designs commented: “My aim as a company is to bring patterns with instructions that are easy to follow in bag making kits that include everything needed to make a bag using only high quality fabrics, linings and hardware. Complementing the patterns and kits will be fabric packs that contain sufficient fabric and lining to make the bag on that show. High quality and value for money is my mantra”
Anya Ilic, Buyer at Create and Craft commented: “We are very excited to welcome Margaret from M Adam Designs to the Create and Craft family! M Adam Designs specialise in all things bag making, offering premium quality fabrics. Whether you are looking for a complete kit with everything you need to make your bag, or a lovely pattern to work with, there is something for everyone. We are looking forward to working with M Adam Designs and bringing her lovely product to our Create and Craft customers”
CREATE AND CRAFT ARE SWEET 16!
Multi award winning TV craft channel, Create and Craft, turns 16 on Monday 8th April! Now broadcasting live on TV and online to 70 million homes in the UK and US, Create and Craft has come a long way since the very first show aired back in 2003.
The innovative new TV craft shopping concept quickly grew from strength to strength, attracting crafters from far and wide, collecting a handful of awards long the way and evolving into the much loved and inspirational TV channel that crafters know and love today.
To mark the success of their 16th Birthday, Create and Craft are hosting a sweet themed celebration to celebrate their heritage, products, guests and customers. The event will run for a week starting on 8th April. Customers are encouraged to tune in everyday for the chance to win amazing prizes on Create and Crafts biggest ever golden ticket prize draw and have access to exclusive offers, brand new product launches and Create and Craft’s sweetest deals.
Jamie Martin, CEO at Ideal Shopping Direct commented: “At Create and Craft we celebrate our birthday in two ways: Internally with all our colleagues and suppliers and externally with all our loyal customers and friends. Create and Craft is a special place to work and also a special channel that our customers love to watch. It's in many way's a unique institution for crafters and is the world’s premiere platform for craft suppliers to get their brand and products known. I am very proud to be leading Create and Craft into its 16th year and I have lots of exciting plans to improve viewing pleasure in the future.”
HOUSE OF ALISTAIR AND CREATE AND CRAFT UNITE
House of Alistair have joined the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, Create and Craft!
Create and Craft are thrilled once again to be working in partnership with House of Alistair launching on the channel on the 7th April at 8am.
Based in London, House of Alistair supplies fine haberdashery products all selected to ensure the highest quality by owner Alistair Macdonald himself, from quilting, to bag making, to fat quarter’s right through to sewing patterns. After growing up in Scotland, Alistair’s earliest memories are sitting with his gran at her Singer sewing machine and happily turning the wheel. After studying fashion design at Central St Martins in London, Alistair started his own business. As well as his work in ladies wear fashion, a love of liberty fabric has fuelled his imagination to design and create a range of haberdashery products and gifts.
Alistair Macdonald, Owner of House of Alistair commented: “I am delighted to announce that “House of Alistair” will be returning to the screen and joining the family at Create and Craft, bringing with me lots of fantastic makes from dressmaking to quilting. House of Alistair has always prided itself in bringing fresh design and affordable luxury to customers at home, with 2019 being no exception!”
Anya Ilic, Buyer at Create and Craft, commented, “House of Alistair will be a real asset to Create and Craft and we are excited to be working in partnership with them and providing our customers with such wonderful products”
CREATE AND CRAFT WELCOMES THAT’S ORIGINAL
Create and Craft are excited to welcome a new addition to the crafting family, That’s Original!
That’s Original are a key distributor of innovative products and leading technology in hobby adhesives, fashion art and cosmetic art. Based in the UK, That’s Original Ltd started in 2012 developing and launching fabulous art and craft brands from the USA into the European market. They are currently an exclusive distributor for many exciting brands including Sculpey, Premo, Super Sculpey, Bake Shop, Sculpey Original, Tulip, Scribbles, Aleene’s.
That’s Original are firmly established as a business to business trade distributor and are continuously expanding their ranges. Recent additions include include E6000, Unicorn Spit, Mod Podge, Folkart, Apple Barrel, Delta, and Bucila.
That’s Original’s unique, dynamic and inspiring brand will be bringing demonstrations to customer’s TV screens with their latest products on Thursday 4th April at 1pm.
Karen Morris, Director at That’s Original commented: “Craft TV is such an important and exciting place to connect with our art and craft enthusiasts, therefore, the chance to work with the biggest and best, Create & Craft TV was an offer we could not turn down!"
Neil Morris, Managing Director at That’s Original commented: “I am totally thrilled to bring the That’s Original family to join Create & Craft family and develop exciting new shows sharing the creativity of polymer clay enthusiasts, fabric artists and home décor fans.”
Anya Ilic, Buyer at Create and Craft, commented, “We can’t wait to showcase to our customers the lovely projects that they can create at home. We are very excited about our future working with That’s Original.”
MOMENTA SET TO LAUNCH ON HOCHANDA!
Fuel your creativity with Momenta, the latest addition to the Hochanda Family. Momenta have been a leading designer and distributor of paper-crafting and mixed media products for over 40 years and we are thrilled to have them join the channel. Lesley Wharton will be demonstrating on behalf of Momenta for Sunday’s One Day Special showcasing a range of Watercolour Inks, Brushes, Dies and Stamps and we cannot wait!
ARTISTRY INC JOIN THE HOCHANDA FAMILY
Formed in 2018 Artistry Inc is made up of three craft loving friends, Amanda, Deborah and Roisin who decided to pool their creative talents and embarked on a brand-new venture delivering high quality stamps and most recently stencils. We are absolutely delighted to be working with them and look forward to the adventures ahead which is sure to be filled with lots of new ideas and crafting goodies.
SILVAR DESIGN PARTNER WITH CREATE AND CRAFT
Create and Craft are thrilled to announce that they will be working in partnership with Silvar Design who will be launching on the channel with their first live show airing on Wednesday 3rd April.
Silvar Design was formed in 2004 by Mark Vardy. Mark, originally a micro-electronics engineer, made a decision to attend silver jewellery night classes and quickly found a love for all things made of precious metal. The business was originally set up to supply beads and jewellery components from its own retail premises but since 2015 has been designing jewellery kits ranging from simple elasticated bracelets and earrings to more intermediate techniques like macrame and kumihimo braiding. Mark’s latest company development has seen him offering a variety of masterclasses in their teaching studio in Stoke – On – Trent.
Mark Vardy, Proprietor of Silvar Design, commented: “We are delighted to be joining the team at Create and Craft giving us the chance to reach a wider audience, extend our current jewellery kit and supplies range and educate crafters in the beautiful art of jewellery making.”
Anya Ilic, Buyer at Create and Craft, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Silvar Design into the Create and Craft family. Whether you are new to jewellery making, or experienced in this craft, there is something for everyone! This is an exciting time for the Jewellery category and we are looking forward to Silvar Design being part of the journey.”
DARKROOM DOOR LAUNCH ON HOCHANDA
Darkroom Door designs are set to join the Hochanda family tomorrow as we let Leonie Loose with these stunning stamps. Founded in 2007 by professional photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule while travelling throughout Europe, they have managed to combine their love of art, design and photography into a range of rubber stamps and paper products exported across more than 18 countries worldwide and have now found a new home here on the channel and we look forward to welcoming them!
DIAMOND DOTZ RETURN TO HOCHANDA
A familiar name to many and one that we are thrilled has returned to Hochanda. Diamond Dotz join us tomorrow at 10am displaying their diamond facet art kits suitable for beginners and advanced users. The simple crafting process is still one of the quickest crafts to complete, while still providing a wonderful sense of accomplishment with the finished project producing stunning results!