Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, are honoured to have won a record number of awards at this year’s International Craft Awards, hosted by Crafts Beautiful magazine.
The categories Create and Craft have won are as follows:
Best TV Shopping Channel For Crafts
Best Craft Website
Best Craft Blog
Favourite Craft Celebrity: Dean Wilson
Best for Quality
Best for Customer Service
Best Overall Designer: Stephanie Weightman
In addition to this Tattered Lace, part of the Create and Craft brand family, won Best International Brand for Crafts, and the Brother ScanNCut for which Create and Craft is the European exclusive retailer, won Best Craft Gadget/ Machine 2017. Furthermore Create and Craft’s Crafting Live shows received a Highly Commended Award for Best UK Craft Show, along with Tattered Lace die storage receiving a Highly Commended Award for Best Craft Storage & Organisation.
The International Craft Awards are 100% nominated and voted for by the readers of Crafts Beautiful magazine meaning these nominations are a true reflection of what the craft community feel. Over 26,000 reader votes were cast for the 2017 awards– a record number of responses. To receive an award from the International Craft Awards is a mark of quality within the craft industry, providing a platform for crafters to let the brands, producers, designers and retailers know how much they value them. This is why Create and Craft are extremely grateful to have won a record number of awards this year.
Lindsay-Jane Vines, Create and Craft Managing Director, commenting said: “We are over the moon to have won in an outstanding seven categories at this year’s International Craft Awards- and for Tattered Lace and Brother ScanNCut to also be winners really is the icing on the cake! The Create and Craft team have worked exceptionally hard to continue to improve and grow as a business for our customers and to win in so many categories truly reflects the whole Create and Craft team’s hard work and dedication.
“I’d also like to say an extra special thank you to all of our fantastic Create and Craft viewers; we would be nothing without you and we thank you for all your continued support!”
Winners will be announced in the Crafts Beautiful April 2018 issue, and will be presented with awards at the Craft, Hobby and Stitch trade show in February 2018.
Tune into Create and Craft on Sky 674, Freeview 23, Virgin 748 and Freesat 813, watch live at www.createandcraft.com and use social media to keep up to date with the latest shows, news and gossip.
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 674, 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.
Aceville Publication’s International Craft Awards celebrates over 26,000 votes – a record-breaking 40% increase in entries since last year.