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:
- Best Craft Blog
- Best Craft Website
- Best for Customer Service
- Best TV Shopping Channel For Crafts
- Favourite Craft Celebrity- Dean Wilson
- Best International Brand for Crafts – Tattered Lace
- Best For Quality – Tattered Lace
- Best Overall Designer – Stephanie Weightman
- Best UK Craft Show – Crafting Live – Doncaster
The International Craft Awards have evolved to become a renowned highlight of the crafting calendar, and the nominees for this prestigious occasion have now been chosen and shortlisted for 2018 by the dedicated readers of Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter magazines. Recognised as a genuine mark of quality within the craft industry, the International Craft Awards prides itself in commemorating key brands and personalities as well as drawing attention and recognition to the smaller independent stores across the UK, authors and influencers. It’s a unique opportunity that provides a platform for consumers to let the brands, producers, designers and retailers know how much they are respected. Readers, and indeed the crafting community, are able to voice their opinions and communicate this to all the people who dedicate so much time in providing them with the very best creative experiences, materials and inspiration.
From the 13th September 2018 through to the 3rd January 2019, crafters will have the opportunity to cast their votes for each of the categories. Winners will be announced in February 2019 and will be presented with awards at the Craft, Hobby and Stitch trade show. Votes can be cast either through filling in the voting forms in the Crafts Beautiful Christmas Special or by heading over to the Create and Craft website below and following the links: www.createandcraft.com/gb/vote
Lindsay-Jane Vines, Create and Craft Managing Director, commenting said: “We are delighted and to once again have been nominated in so many crafting categories at this year’s International Craft Awards. We are constantly striving to improve and grow our business and I feel these nominations are a reflection of that hard work and dedication from the whole Create and Craft team.
“I’d also like to say a big thank you directly to our viewers themselves; without you we are nothing and we fully appreciate all of your nomination votes for this year’s awards. All we can ask now is for you vote with your hearts, and make sure you cast your final votes by the 3rd January.”
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.