Announcing the Winners of The
Craft Business Awards!

This year we enjoyed a huge level of entries and votes, all of which demonstrated that the craft scene is very much alive and kicking in the UK. Hundreds of entries flooded in and reader-voted categories were whittled down to a dazzling shortlist to be voted on by the Craft Business readership, while products entered into a judged category were tested by a panel of experts.

For the reader-voted section, readers were asked to select one brand/product from each category - the top scoring company became our winner, whilst the next two became our runner-ups. Our panel of judges were asked to identify both a winner and one runner-up for each of their Elite Industry categories. See below for the official results!

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Elite Industry Awards

Our fantastic panel of judges were responsible for picking this years’ winners and runners up of our Elite Industry categories.

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Elite Industry Winners

  • Champion Brand
    KnitPro - for those who love to knit winner
    Novita
    Commended

    Caran d’Ache

    Hunkydory

  • Best Overall Product
    Cool Crafting - Crafting & Sewing Inspiration winner
    KnitPro International Smart Stix
    Commended

    Decopatch by Exaclair

    STABILO 68 Metallic Pen

  • Best Independent Retailer
    Really Maria winner
    Caterpillar Cross Stitch
    Commended

    Margo & Mya

    Wool for Ewe

  • Most Inspiring Product Range
    Crayola winner
    Mrs H Bag Sewing Patterns
    Commended

    Handmade in the Highlands Treasured Memories Cross Stitch Kits

    Hawthorn Handmade Cross Stitch Kits

  • Best Small Business
    Resin8 winner
    Caterpillar Cross Stitch
    Commended

    Mama Makes

    Skull + Cross Buns Rubber Stamps

  • Best Craft Book
    Knitted Animal Friendss cover winner
    Needle Felting for Beginners
    by Roz Dace & Judy Balchin
    (Search Press)
    Commended

    Textiles Transformed
    by Mandy Pattullo
    (Batsford)

    House of Print
    by Molly Mahon
    (Pavilion)

The Reader Voted Winners

  • Best Support &
    Service

    winner
    Carnation Crafts
    Highly Commended
    Anna Marie Designs
    R.J.A.F Makes
  • Best Online Retailer

    winner
    Create & Craft
    Highly Commended
    Carnation Crafts
    Chloe’s Creative Cards
  • Best Trade Website

    winner
    Hunkydory
    Highly Commended
    The Crafty Kit Company
    Craft Consortium
  • Best British Brand

    winner
    Carnation Crafts
    Highly Commended
    Sewing Patterns by Mrs H
    Craft Consortium
  • Best European Brand

    winner
    Madeira
    Highly Commended
    Royal Talens UK
    Opal
  • Best American Brand

    winner
    Altenew
    Highly Commended
    Graphic 45
    Lion Brand Yarn
  • Craft Influencer of the Year

    winner
    Stephanie Weightman
    Highly Commended
    Chloe Endean
    Debbie Shore
  • Best Creative Stationery Brand

    winner
    Staedtler
    Highly Commended
    STABILO
    Royal Talens UK
  • Best Papercraft Brand

    winner
    Carnation Crafts
    Highly Commended
    Tattered Lace
    Craft Consortium
  • Best Stitching Brand

    winner
    Sewing Patterns by Mrs H
    Highly Commended
    Clover
    Bags by Bags of Style
  • Best Knitting Brand

    winner
    West Yorkshire Spinners
    Highly Commended
    Lion Brand Yarn
    Funky Needles
  • Best Craft Book Publisher

    winner
    Search Press
    Highly Commended
    GMC Publications
    David Charles Ltd
  • Best Sustainable Craft Company

    winner
    The Crafty Kit Company
    Highly Commended
    TOFT UK
    Amelia’s Creative Crafts

Last Year's Winners

Emily Peagram - Editor of Craft Business

“I have been overwhelmed and inspired by the passion and creativity shown by business owners in the craft industry. From the smallest shops to the biggest chain stores, there’s a real sense of passion, and the Craft Business Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate some of this drive and devotion. Now in its 16th year, these awards truly highlight the cream of the crop.”

Emily Peagram

Editor of Craft Business