Crafters Companion and Tonic Studios
Return to Create and Craft
With the news that Crafters Companion and Tonic Studios are to return to Create and Craft, Barbara Gray has posted her take on their move on her excellent Blog "One Day at a Time."
Keep Calm and Carry on and that’s about the sum of it here at Clarity at the moment. I have thought long and hard about whether to pretend everything’s Business As Usual, because I hate confrontation, and personally go to great lengths in my life to avoid it where I can. However, I also want you to hear what’s going on in the industry from somebody you trust to be telling the truth, who’s not gossiping, just wants to dispel rumours which are kicking around, and put you in the picture. Because I think you deserve clarity.....more
Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, are delighted to announce the launch of Eazi Candle.
Annie Maulding, Co-owner and founder – On a Wick & a Prayer, commenting said: “On a Wick & a Prayer are excited to be launching with Create and Craft our brand new product for 2019.....more
Create and Craft welcome Be Creative and Create It Events back to the channel
Create and Craft are excited to welcome back Be Creative and Create It Events to the family.
Bringing innovation and diversity to our customers, this will see the launch of never before seen new and exclusive products.....more
New CEO at Ideal Shopping Direct
Jamie Martin is the new CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct, Martin a former founder of Hochanda TV.
Jamie Martin said “ I am looking forward to this new challenge, getting to grips leading two similar but yet very different businesses, each with their own unique potential. I’m focused on growing both and delivering to all our stakeholders (shareholders, staff and particularly our suppliers) the success which.....more
Create and Craft launch the CRAFTAS, a celebration of another year of Togetherness, Inspiration and Creativity through Craft
The CRAFTAs start on Monday 10th December at 8am, with the launch of a brand new Pick of the Week.
When they win, you win! Customers will benefit from a new unlocked.....more
Create and Craft Exclusively Launches New Brother Scan N Cut In The UK
Create and Craft are the only UK exclusive Brother retailer for the ScanNCut and are proud to launch the brand new Brother ScanNCut SDX1200, a home and hobby cutting machine.
Unlike previous models, the SDX1200 features new Blade Sensor Technology, allowing crafters to easily cut through a host of materials, including card, leather and felt.....more
Create and Craft launch Craft Academy comprehensive craft courses
Launch: Create and Craft’s Quilting, Patchwork and Applique School with Jennie Rayment
Create and Craft, the award winning multi – channel craft retailer, are thrilled to announce the launch of their first ever, brand new online craft course from their Craft Academy. This exciting new programme will give Create and Craft.....more
Create and Craft Choose Respect,
Create and Craft are actively participating in this year’s Anti – Bullying week which takes place from Monday 12th November until Friday 16th November. This nationwide event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance is intended to raise awareness of the issues of bullying not just between children and young adults but people of all.....more
Create and Craft exclusively launch Chameleon and Filofax partnership on the channel
Create and Craft, the UK’s leading multi-channel craft home shopping retailer, are thrilled to be exclusively launching a brand new product range from Chameleon Art Products in partnership with Filofax. This collaboration with be exclusive to Create and Craft for 4 days.....more
Partnership between Create and Craft and Mind announced
Create and Craft, the award winning multi – channel craft retailer, are honoured to announce their partnership with the mental health charity Mind.
As part of this partnership, Create and Craft will be working closely with Mind to support their Crafternoon campaign. Crafternoon is the biggest, craftiest mental health fundraiser in England and Wales, where Mind asks supporters to organise their own Crafternoon at work, school or at home by inviting everyone they.....more
Create and Craft announce exciting 2019 partnership with the Women’s Institute’s Denman College
Create and Craft, the award winning multi – channel craft retailer, are thrilled to announce their latest new partnership with the Women’s Institute’s Denman College. Denman College, based in Oxford, is the WI’s centre for learning, offering a wealth of opportunities to learn new skills on day schools and residential courses in the field of.....more
New Star Wars Craft Collection Launches on Create and Craft
The Force will most certainly be with you this Autumn as Create and Craft TV and Character World once again team up to launch a brand new range of Disney licenced crafting products: Star Wars launching Monday 15th October 2018.
This latest craft collection from the channel brings the characters from the smash hit 1977 and 1980 films to life including; Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers. The collection includes character dies, stamps, coordinating....more
Crafting Live Show returns to its home town of Peterborough
The award winning Crafting Live show is coming to Peterborough this October. Crafting Live is part of the same ‘family’ as Peterborough based craft shopping channel, Create and Craft TV; making this a particularly important event in the Crafting Live calendar. The event will take place at the East of England Arena, Peterborough, on Friday.....more
The Independent Guide to Die Cutting Vol. 1 launches on Create and Craft
Create and Craft, the award winning multi – channel craft retailer, are delighted to announce the launch of the Independent Guide to Die Cutting Vol. 1, available from Friday 28th September 2018.
This Brand new Independent Guide to Die Cutting Volume 1 brings you the ultimate guide to die cutting including a tutorial DVD and all the information you need to go from beginner to expert. This guide is unique to the market, as it is not specific to any one brand of dies or die-cutting machines, but instead is a general die-cutting....more
Peter Simon Taken Off Air at Ideal World
Ideal World has removed Peter Simon from the channel following comments he made about Eastern Europeans live on air.
Peter Simon, who worked for Ideal World as a freelancer, has apologised for the “stupid and ill-judged comments” which he made while presenting a show on Thursday last week.
Peter Simon was getting angry with what appears to be a technical glitch, before stating: “Unless you’re Polish or you’re from Latvian countries....more
QVC extends SES contract
British and Irish viewers will continue to receive QVC’s range of retail channels as the result of a multi-year renewal agreement signed with SES, including services from MX1.
The new agreement covers QVC’s continued lease of capacity from SES’ ASTRA 2G satellite and complementary ground services such as encoding, fibre, backup services.....more
New Star Wars Craft Collection Launches on Create and Craft
The Force will most certainly be with you this Autumn as Create and Craft TV and Character World once again team up to launch a brand new range of Disney licensed crafting products: Star Wars launching late October 2018.
This latest craft collection from the channel brings the characters from the smash hit 1977 and 1980 films to life including; Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers. The collection includes character dies.....more
Disney Villains Craft Collection launching
on Create and Craft
Something Wicked is winging its way to Create and Craft as they once again team up with Character World for their latest craft collection collaboration; Disney Villains. Following on from their run of highly successful Disney craft collection which include Disney Beauty and the Beast, Disney Winnie-the-Pooh and Disney Lady and the Tramp to name but a few, the Disney Villains collection will be launching Saturday 15th September 2018, featuring the ‘baddies’ from a variety of Disney classics.....more
Crafting Live craft show returns to Coventry this September
The award winning Crafting Live show is returning to Coventry next month, with a two day crafting event taking place on Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd September 2018. The event will take place at Stoneleigh Park, NAEC, Warwickshire, and will be open 10am-5pm both days. The general entrance.....more
Free goody bags on offer when craft shop opens at Rushden Lakes
Rushden Lakes’ new craft store will be creating 15 jobs when it opens next month.
Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer, is opening its new store at Rushden Lakes at 9am on Tuesday, September 4.
And it will be having a grand opening event at 9am on Saturday, September 8, with exclusive offers and activities on offer. The new shop will be opened by store colleagues who will assist Rushden mayor Cllr David Coleman and his consort Cllr Mrs Melanie Coleman for the ribbon cutting.....more
Create and Craft’s Exclusive Core Collection launching 25th August
Create and Craft are thrilled to be launching their Core Collection of papercraft products, with its world exclusive launch coming to the channel 25th August 2018, during Create and Craft’s August Bank Holiday Blockbuster event. The Core Collection has been especially coordinated as a high quality, staple cardstock choice that can be used on a.....more
Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, are excited to announce the launch of Seamless Sunday.
Due to popular demand, customers can now tune in live on air every Sunday....more
Six Penny Memories Returns to Create & Craft
Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, are excited to announce the relaunch of Six Penny Memories.
Create and Craft have previously worked with Six Penny Memories back in 2015 and they are delighted to be working with Create and Craft again. They had a lot of success with their products previously and have new and exclusive products that will only be available.....more
Create and Craft partner with PMA Industries, welcoming new brands to the channel
Create and Craft are pleased to announce a new partnership with PMA Industries. This will see the launch of two new brands in early 2019, Makers Movement and Crafters Edge.
Since 1982, PMA Industries has been.....more
Create and Craft welcome back Cross Patch
Create and Craft are excited to announce the return of Cross Patch to the channel. The Wales based brand ran by Julia Roworth were last featured on the channel in 2016 and look forward to their first return show .....more
Create and Craft Exclusively Launch
Signature Collection by Stephanie Weightman
Create and Craft are excited to announce the exclusive TV launch of Stephanie Weightman’s Signature Collection on Thursday 13th December at 8am.
This collection is a small glimpse into the creative mind of Stephanie Weightman. When asked about the inspiration behind this collection, Stephanie said; “I wanted my signature.....more
Charity Crafternoon and Quiltalong
in aid of Mind
Saturday 1st December saw the launch of two charity events, hosted by Create and Craft in aid of Mind. The Crafternoon and Quiltalong were get togethers with a difference, bringing the crafting community together, all for a very.....more
Tonic Studios Cardmaking Collection
Issue 7 is here
It’s here! Issue 7 of Tonic Studio’s Cardmaking Collection is now available on Hochanda, ahead of its official launch at 8am on the 27th November!
Shop the early release of Issue 7 right now for only £19.98 and get your hands on this hotly anticipated collection before the live show.....more
A brand new Tattered Lace magazine subscription is back on Create and Craft!
For the fourth year in a row Create and Craft is very excited to announce the launch of a new Tattered Lace magazine subscription. This new offering comes with a unique die each month plus over £100 worth of free dies with the first issue.
This year, for the first time ever, Tattered lace.....more
Create and Craft is proud to be nominated for Papercraft Retailer of the year at the British Craft Awards 2019
Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, are proud to have been nominated for an exciting Papercraft Retailer of the Year award hosted by British Craft Awards 2019.
Create and Craft will also be supporting.....more
Create and Craft partnership with Aardman
Create and Craft are thrilled to announce their latest craft licensing partnership coming this Autumn as they bring the world of Aardman to life through several collections of craft products themed around the iconic Aardman characters.
The first of these craft collections will kick off 26th November 2018 and will be based around Wallace & Gromit – A Grand Day Out. Products from.....more
One Day Special
from Heartfelt Creations
Tune in to HOCHANDA from 6pm on 1st November as they are joined by Heartfelt Creations to launch their One Day Special and remember the good ol’ days with the traditional Patchwork Daisy Collection!
From dainty daisies through to a wonderful assortment of beautiful borders designed to finish your projects, this perfect collection of decorative papers, cling stamps.....more
Create and Craft are launching their New and Exclusive Event
6 days of new products and brands PLUS deals that can’t be bought elsewhere.
Create and Craft will be launching their New and Exclusive Event this Thursday 25th October at 8am, which runs until Tuesday 30th October at 8pm. This is an exciting 6 day event featuring over 300 new products from over 20 brands, many of which will be brand new to the channel.....more
It has never been better to be a Create and Craft Club Member!
Triple discounts on all show items over 4 day event.
The UK’s leading multi-channel craft home shopping retailer is launching its Club Class event today, Thursday 18th October until Sunday 21St October. Exciting 117 new products, 425 product launches in total plus over 30 brands will be featured during their event.....more
Create and Craft searches for new presenter on ITV's
The Big Audition
Create and Craft are casting for a presenter. It’s a prestigious job at the pinnacle of the crafting world. The auditionees include 68-year-old grandma Francie, hairdresser Hayley, who crafts with her young daughters, and Zack, who shows off his hand-made and astonishingly lifelike paper birds. The crafters come out all glue guns blazing, tackling tasks such as transforming a styrofoam ball. The results include an impressive Christmas bauble, an adorable pig… and Mr Blobby.....more
Create and Craft reports outstanding growth from Rare Earth
Create and Craft are excited to report they have seen Rare Earth go from strength to strength since the brand’s launch in December 2016. The past year has seen Rare Earth sales increase.....more
BEST EVER SAVING on Brother FS130QC and FREE P&P at Create and Craft
Looking to replace your existing sewing machine? Don’t miss an incredible deal on the Brother FS130QC Computerised Sewing Machine launching exclusively on Create and Craft!
Equipped with a wide range of features to suit both the beginner and experienced sewer and quilter, the FS130QC comes with 130 decorative stitches built into the machine, including one type of sewing font, allowing you to not only beautify your quilts, but also personalise.....more
Create and Craft’s support of UK based family run business Owl and Sewing Cat sees strong growth for the company
The UK’s leading multi-channel craft home shopping retailer, Create and Craft, are thrilled to report the phenomenal growth of UK based sewing craft brand Owl and Sewing Cat, which has seen a 28% increase in sales with.....more
Create and Craft announce launch of Skull and Cross Buns on the channel
Create and Craft, the UK’s leading multi-channel craft home shopping retailer, are pleased to announce the launch of new papercraft company Skull and Cross Buns. Their launch show will be Sunday 30th September at 10am.....more
Create and Craft see strong 2018 results so far from Beads Direct Ltd
The UK’s leading multi-channel craft home shopping retailer, Create and Craft, are thrilled to report the unbelievable growth of jewellery brand Beads Direct Ltd, which has seen an amazing 87% increase in sales YTD.....more
Sponsorship announced for the World Scrapbooking Championships
Create and Craft have partnered with The Academy of Scrapbooking and Arts, beginning with their debut event The World Scrapbooking Championships 2018.
As halo visionary sponsor, Create and Craft is supporting the event from its launch in September 2018 until the championship finals which will be hosted by Create and Craft at the.....more
Create and Craft and their brand family nominated for 9 awards at the International Craft Awards 2018
Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, are honoured to have been nominated for an amazing 9 awards at this year’s International Craft Awards, hosted by Crafts Beautiful magazine.
The categories Create and Craft and their brand family have been nominated in are as follows.....more
Voting opens for the British Sewing Awards in association with Create and Craft
Craft retailer and shopping TV channel, Create and Craft, are honoured to partner with Aceville publications to support the 2018 British Sewing Awards; a well-established event that is voted for by SEW.....more
Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman to return for Season 2 of 'Making It'
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are to host a second season of the crafting competition series Making It, NBC announced.....more
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Create and Craft’s August Bank Holiday Blockbuster Event
Create and Craft are inviting you to the premiere of their smash-hit summer Blockbuster event launching on Wednesday 22nd August and running until Monday 27th August for an extended Bank Holiday Weekend of irresistible offers. This Blockbuster event will be showcasing Create and Craft’s leading brands, and bringing you their star products at their best.....more
Retailer Joann Calls on Crafters to Oppose Trump's Tariffs
Doing it yourself won’t save your wallet from President Trump’s tariffs.
Joann, the crafting and arts supplies store that dropped Fabrics from its name earlier this year, warned shoppers that new proposed levies on imported products from China will hit their bottom lines -- even though they’re finishing their projects at home. This marks one of the first times a major retail or consumer brand has directly asked its customers to oppose the president’s.....more
Fruugo, the rapidy growing global marketplace, appoints Mike Hancox, former CEO of Shop Direct, Otto UK and Ideal Shopping Direct, as Chairman
Fruugo.com, the fast growing global marketplace platform is delighted to announce that Mike Hancox, previously CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct and former CEO of Shop Direct and former CEO of Otto UK (part of the world’s largest home shopping group), has been appointed as Chairman of Fruugo.com Limited.....more
Debbi Moore receives six-figure investment to expand across the pond
A six figure investment from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), is helping Debbi Moore Designs expand.....more
Create and Craft launch new brand The Crafty Kit Company
Create and Craft, the UK’s leading multi-channel craft home shopping retailer, are delighted to announce that they are launching a brand new company on the channel this summer; The Crafty Kit Company. The Crafty Kit Company supply an array of handy crafting kits that encourage crafters from beginners to advanced to be creative.....more
Customer favorite Hobby House celebrates 50% growth since 2017
Create and Craft, the UK’s leading multi-channel craft home shopping retailer, have worked with Hobby House since they first launched on the channel in 2013. In the last 5 years the brand celebrates a 50% YOY growth since 2017. Director Jill Baldwin comments on the fantastic performance “This is something we could not have achieved.....more
Crafting Customer Experience: Sneak Peek into Joann's Tech-Enabled Store of the Future
In addition to its revamped name, Joann (formerly Jo-Ann Fabrics) has implemented new in-store technology across the organization and opened its first concept store, turning to its shoppers to craft the customer experience. Last year the retailer also launched a new mobile app, to adapt the way the retailer connects with them.....more
The team behind the dream Anna Weeden, Creative Services Manager for Create and Craft
30 seconds in the hot seat this morning with Anna Weeden, Creative Services Manager for Create and Craft
How long have you worked at Create and Craft? – Just over 10 years!.....more