The Winners' Ceremony

All the best and brightest in the craft industry were celebrated at a special ceremony at the NEC.The Craft Business Awards 2019 were presented at CHSI Stitches, the UK's trade show for the creative craft industry, in Birmingham, on Monday, February 18.

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

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Elite Industry Awards

Last year we introduced six Industry Elite categories whereby upon entering and being shortlisted , your product or brand had the chance to be put in front of one of our esteemed judges.

The judges included Dr Susan Kay Williams - Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework, Sarah Hamilton - Founder of Just a Card, Haldi Kranich-Wood - Product Manager for British Wool, Linda Barker, Interior Designer and Television Presenter, Anthea Turner, Television Presenter and Former-Blue Peter Presenter, Caroline Brooke - Buyer for Children's Products at Hobbycraft, and Debbie Bliss - Knitwear Designer.

Elite Industry Winners

  • Best Emerging Craft Brand
    Hawthorn winner
    Hawthorn Handmade
    Commended

    Wool Couture Company

  • Best Children's product
    Hawthorn winner
    Usborne - Origami Dinosaurs
    By Lucy Bowman
    Commended

    Pixelhobby UK XL Unicorn Kit

  • Best Craft Book
    Craft Book winner
    FW Media - Lalylala's Beetles, Bugs
    and Butterflies By Lydia Tresselt
    Commended

    Search Press - The Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags
    By Debbie Shore

  • Best new product
    Rico winner
    Rico Ricorumi
    Commended

    Prym Crochet hooks

The Winners

  • Best Support &
    Service

    winner
    West Yorkshire
    Spinners
    Runner Up
    Groves
    Peak Dale Products
  • Best Chain Craft
    Shop

    winner
    Hobbycraft
    Runner Up
    The Range
    Crafter's Companion
  • Best E-tailer

    winner
    Deramores Retail
    Limited
    Runner Up
    Hunkydory Crafts
    Claritystamp Ltd
  • Best British Brand

    winner
    West Yorkshire Spinners
    Runner Up
    Hunkydory Crafts
    Lavinia Stamps
  • Best European Brand

    winner
    Rico Design
    Runner Up
    Sakura/Royal Talens
    Prym
  • Best American Brand

    winner
    Lion Brand Yarn Company
    Runner Up
    ImpressArt
    StyleTechCraft
  • Craft Influencer of the Year

    winner
    Debbie Shore
    Runner Up
    The Crafty Gentleman
    Barbara Gray
  • Best Craft Book Publisher

    winner
    Search Press
    Runner Up
    Pavilion
    Abrams Books
  • Best Knitting Manufacture/
    Supplier/Distributor

    winner
    West Yorkshire Spinners
    Runner Up
    Rico Design
    Cygnet
  • Best Beading & Jewellery Manufacturer/
    Supplier/Distributor

    winner
    Creative Beadcraft Ltd
    Runner Up
    Wholesale Beads
    Beadalon
  • Best Papercraft Manufacturer/
    Supplier/Distributor

    winner
    Hunkydory
    Runner Up
    Craft Consortium Ltd
    Claritystamp Ltd
  • Best Stitching & Haberdashery Manufacturer/
    Supplier/Distributor

    winner
    Sewandso
    Runner Up
    Prym
    Groves
  • Best Creative Stationery Manufacturer/
    Supplier/Distributor

    winner
    Rico Design
    Runner Up
    Sakura/Royal Talens
    Personal Impressions
  • Best Social Media

    winner
    Stylecraft Yarns
    Runner Up
    Hunkydory
    Trimcraft
  • Best Trade Website

    winner
    Craft Consortium
    Runner Up
    Groves
    West Design Products
  • Best Independent Retailer

    winner
    Amelias Creative Craft
    Runner Up
    Really Maria
    CJ Beaders

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"I am hugely impressed and inspired by this
industry. From the smallest craft shop right the way
up to the biggest chain store, this sector is driven by
one thing: passion. The enthusiasm I encounter
from every corner of crafts is seemingly boundless,
so it's been with great pleasure that I've been able
to recognise some of this drive and devotion by
overseeing the 14th annual Craft Business Awards."

Mark Hayhurst

editor of craft business