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

  • Best Craft Book
    winner
    Craft Your Own Happy
    by Becci Mai Ford
    (White Owl)
    Highly Commended

    Felt Animal Families
    by Corinne Lapierre
    (Search Press Ltd)

    How to Sew Sustainably
    by Wendy Ward
    (CICO Books)

  • Best New Product
    winner
    Mosaic Coasters Party Pack
    Crafty You Crafty Me
    Highly Commended

    Manuscript
    Class Hand Lettering Kit

    Manuscript Pen Company
    Pigment DecoBrush Markers

  • Best Book Publisher
    winner
    Search Press Ltd
    Highly Commended

    CICO Books

    GMC Books

  • Best American Brand
    winner
    Lion Brand
    Highly Commended

    Altenew LLC

    Therm O Web

  • Product of the Year
    winner
    #HATNOTHATE Quick Knit Loom Kit
    Lion Brand
    Highly Commended

    Combelopes
    Envelopes Ltd

    The Crafty Kit Company
    Spring Gnome Needle Felting Kit

  • Best Trade Site
    winner
    The Crafty Kit Company
    Highly Commended

    Groves

    West Design

  • Champion Brand
    winner
    Lion Brand Yarn Company
    Highly Commended

    Novita

    Search Press Ltd

  • Best British Brand
    winner
    Corinne Lapierre Ltd
    Highly Commended

    West Yorkshire Spinners

    Search Press Ltd.

  • Best European Brand
    winner
    Royal Talens
    Highly Commended

    Staedtler

    Yarn and Colours

The Reader Voted Winners

  • Best Support &
    Service

    winner
    The Crafty Kit Company
    Highly Commended
    Lakeside Needlecraft
    Maker Forte
  • Best Papercraft Brand

    winner
    Tattered Lace
    Highly Commended
    Mama Makes
    Maker Forte
  • Best Sustainable Craft Company

    winner
    The Crafty Kit Company
    Highly Commended
    Lion Brand Yarn Company
    Rustic Rascal Papercraft
  • Best Creative Stationery Brand

    winner
    Stabilo
    Highly Commended
    Bambino
    Altenew LLC
  • Best Stitching Brand

    winner
    The Crafty Kit Company
    Highly Commended
    Bothy Threads
    Hawthorn Handmade
  • Best Small Business

    winner
    Lakeside Needlecraft
    Highly Commended
    Paw Ply Yarn Co
    Maker Forte
  • Best Knitting Brand

    winner
    Stylecraft
    Highly Commended
    McIntosh
    KnitPro International
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