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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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 Limited.....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

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 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

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

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

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

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