Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Craft Channel, are honoured to have been nominated for 8 awards at this year’s International Craft Awards, hosted by Crafts Beautiful magazine.
The categories Create and Craft have been nominated in are as follows:
Best TV Shopping Channel For Crafts
Best Craft Website
Best Craft Blog
Favourite Craft Celebrity: Dean Wilson
Best Overall Designer: Stephanie Weightman
Best for Quality
Best for Customer Service
Best Craft Gadget/Machine with the TODO Die Cutting Machine
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. 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 been nominated for so many awards this year.
Lindsay-Jane Vines, Create and Craft Managing Director, commenting said: “We are so pleased to have been nominated for a whopping eight categories at this year’s International Craft Awards. The Create and Craft team have worked exceptionally hard to continue to improve and grow as a business and I feel that these nominations are a real testament to this. Without the team’s effort and dedication, these outstanding nomination results would not have been possible.
“I’d also like to say a special thank you to all of our fantastic Create and Craft viewers; we would be nothing without you. Make sure your voice is heard by voting with your heart before the 4th January- Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
From the 13th September 2017 through to the 4th January 2018, crafters will have the opportunity to cast their votes for each of the categories. 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. Votes can be cast either through filling in the voting forms in the Crafts Beautiful Christmas Special (on sale 14th September) or by heading over to the Create and Craft website below and following the links: www.createandcraft.com/vote
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 crafty 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.
The International Craft Awards are entirely reader voted and this year they have received over double the amount of votes than last year. Crafts Beautiful will be holding a nomination spread in the Christmas Special (on sale 14th September – the voting stage commences on the 13th September 2017 and close on 4th January 2018), November, December and January issues and will be announcing the winners in the April 2018 issue. Winners will be presented with awards at the Craft, Hobby and Stitch trade show in February 2018.