The Winners' Ceremony

Some of the best and brightest companies in the craft industry attended the special Craft Business Awards ceremony at the NEC in Birmingham. The awards were presented at CHSI Stitches, the UK's trade show for the creative craft industry, on Monday, February 17. Celebrity judges Debbie Bliss MBE, Julie Peasgood and Sarah Cressall were present to announce the results.

The awards, organised by Craft Business magazine, are the biggest and most well-respected in the crafting industry, celebrating everyone from small startups to the giants of papercraft, knitting, stitching, haberdashery, beading, jewellery and creative stationery.

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Elite Industry Awards

The six Elite categories allowed entrants to be put forward in front of one of our esteemed judges. The respected names included Sarah Cressall - The Creation Station Founder and Sponsor of the Craft Business Awards 2020, Julie Peasgood - Renowned Actress, Presenter and Contributing Editor for Cruise International magazine, Debbie Bliss MBE - Knitwear Designer, Anthea Turner, Television Presenter and James Fell - Head of Content for Global Franchise and What Franchise.

Elite Industry Winners

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

    Madeira

    Search Press

  • Best Overall Product
    Cool Crafting - Crafting & Sewing Inspiration winner
    Cool Crafting for
    Luna Lapin and Friends
    Commended

    KNITPRO

    Marabu Screen Printing Kit

  • Best Independent Retailer
    Really Maria winner
    Really Maria
    Commended

    The Knitting Corner

    Create

  • Best Emerging Product
    Crayola winner
    Crayola Craft Chest
    Commended

    Colour Lab DK - West Yorkshire Spinners

    STABILO Pen 68 Brush

  • Best Small Business
    Resin8 winner
    Resin8 Craft Supplies Limited
    Commended

    Coolcrafting - Home of Luna Lapin

    Sew Confident

  • Best Craft Book
    Knitted Animal Friendss cover winner
    Knitted Animal Friends
    by Louise Crowther (David & Charles)
    Commended

    Crocheted Wreaths and Garlands
    by Kate Eastwood
    (CICO Books)

    How To Sew Little Felt Animals
    by Sue Quinn
    (Search Press)

The Reader Voted Winners

  • Best Support &
    Service

    winner
    Altenew
    Highly Commended
    Hunkydory Crafts
    West Yorkshire Spinners
  • Best E-tailer

    winner
    Creative Craft Supplies
    Highly Commended
    Sew Essential
    The Wool Factory
  • Best Trade Website

    winner
    Craft Consortium
    Highly Commended
    Search Press
    Groves
  • Best European Brand

    winner
    STABILO
    Highly Commended
    Novita
    Mettler
  • Best American Brand

    winner
    Altenew
    Highly Commended
    Lion Brand Yarn
    Michael Miller Fabrics
  • Craft Influencer of the Year

    winner
    Janie Crow
    Highly Commended
    Debbie Shore
    The Crafty Gentleman
  • Best Creative Stationery Manufacturer / Supplier / Distributor

    winner
    Staedtler
    Highly Commended
    Pilot Pens
    Pentel
  • Best Beading & Jewellery Manufacturer / Supplier / Distributor

    winner
    Swarovski
    Highly Commended
    Creative Beadcraft
    Beadalon
  • Best Papercraft Manufacturer / Supplier / Distributor

    winner
    Crafter’s Companion
    Highly Commended
    Hunkydory Crafts
    Altenew
  • Best Stitching & Haberdashery Manufacturer / Supplier / Distributor

    winner
    Hawthorn Handmade
    Highly Commended
    Madeira
    Groves
  • Best Knitting Manufacturer / Supplier / Distributor

    winner
    West Yorkshire Spinners
    Highly Commended
    Lion Brand Yarn
    Novita
  • Best British Brand

    winner
    Liberty Fabrics
    Highly Commended
    Tattered Lace
    Lavinia Stamps
  • Best Chain Craft Shop

    winner
    Hobbycraft
    Highly Commended
    Crafter’s Companion
    The Range
  • Best Social Media

    winner
    The Hedgehog Hollow
    Highly Commended
    The Cotton Patch
    Sew Over It
  • Best Craft Book Publisher

    winner
    Search Press
    Highly Commended
    Pavilion
    Quadrille
  • Best Sustainable Craft Company

    winner
    Novita
    Highly Commended
    The Crafty Kit Company
    The New Craft House

The Winners Gallery

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 2020 are a fantastic way to celebrate some of this drive and devotion. Now in its 15th year, these awards truly highlight the cream of the crop.”

Emily Peagram

Editor of Craft Business