Release date: 10th January 2019
Brand New exclusive world launch of ‘Shaun the Sheep Join the Flock!’ Collections
Create and Craft are thrilled to announce the next instalment of our craft licensing partnership with Aardman.
These craft collections will kick off live on air on 14th January 2019 and will be based around Shaun the Sheep Join the Flock! The four main collections in this show are Die collection, A5 Stamp collection, Paper kit collection and 12×12 Screen collection. Shaun the Sheep is a huge favourite among every generation and this collection has something for everyone! With fun designs, quirky sentiments and stunning imagery from Aardman and has been designed exclusively for Create and Craft, you won’t find this collection anywhere else! After a successful launch in November 2018 of Wallace & Gromit – A Grand Day Out, there are a whole host of other Aardman character launches set to come to the channel in the months to follow.
Stephanie Weightman, Product Creative Director at Create and Craft said “Here at Create and Craft we are thrilled about this new partnership which enables us to bring Aardman to the world of craft. These iconic characters, from Wallace & Gromit to Shaun the Sheep, and more, are much-loved by both young and old and the designs will be ideal for creating projects for all kinds of occasions.”
Notes to Editors –
About Create and Craft TV
Create and Craft, part of the Ideal Shopping Direct Group, is an award winning multi – channel craft retailer. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewellery, sewing, cake decorating and knitting products. Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a growing team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK and the No1 direct retailer in craft in the UK. Create and Craft won GOLD in seven categories at the 2016 International Craft Awards including; Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts, Best for Quality, Best for Customer Service, Best Website, and Best on-line shop. In September 2015, the business was acquired by US private equity firm Blackstone.
US customers access Create and Craft via its dedicated channel on Dish TV channel 221, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps via createandcraft.com 24hrs a day.
UK customers access Create and Craft via Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 683, Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps and via createandcraft.com
About the International Craft Awards
The awards are 100% nominated and then voted for by the readers who really care about their hobby. The International Craft Awards are now well established as a genuine and true mark of quality within the craft industry, providing a platform for consumers to let the brands, producers, designers and retailers know how much they value them.
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) and co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is an independent and multi-award-winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, interactive entertainment and attractions for both the domestic and international market. Their productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world. In November 2018, Aardman became an Employee Owned organisation, ensuring that the studio remains independent and securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for the future. www.aardman.com
About Aardman Rights & Brand Development
Aardman Rights and Brand Development is renowned for developing and building enduring character brands across all media. They specialise in marketing and realising the commercial potential of their properties in a way that celebrates and respects their intrinsic creative values. Classic brands in the portfolio include Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph, while Aardman Rights has recently acquired third party representation for a number of top Children’s brands. www.aardman.com/rights