"We are really excited to be exhibiting at Craft, Hobby & Stitch 2016 and showcasing our latest designer collaborations in both handknit and fabric. The Autumn Winter season has been a busy one for Coats Crafts UK with design lines including: Arne & Carlos, Zandra Rhodes, Swarovski and a celebration of Kaffe Fassett’s 50 years in textiles. We look forward to welcoming you to our stand K14."
Anna Mitchell, Managing Director Coats Crafts UK
"The show has been a great success. We launched our new paper brand, Craft Asylum, with papers, embellishments and stamps. We have had great feedback on the look of the stand and our on-stand quilting demonstrations have been very busy. Our patchwork workshops have been full every day."
Kayleigh Dodd, Marketing Team Leader at Sizzix
"We have exhibited at CHSI since it started and have been very pleased with the show this year. We have met lots of buyers from Europe and particularly Eire looking to find more diverse products for their shops. This year, perhaps due to a better economic outlook, buyers have been more positive and confident. We have lots of new ranges and lines, which is always important for the quilting market as buyers want interesting new ranges to inspire their customers."
Andrea Heaton, Director at EBOR Fabrics Ltd
"This is our first ever trade show and we have had a phenomenal response which has exceeded our expectations. We have met a mixture of buyers from department stores to independent retailers and buyers from museum shops and bookshops. We have launched our Elephant beginner crochet kit here and it has been the focus of attention for visitors to the stand."
Kerry Lord, Director at Toft: Luxury British Knitting
"As a first time exhibitor at Craft Hobby + Stitch International I was delighted to have secured one of the Bright Sparks Pavilion stands - this area launched Hawthorn Handmade into the trade sector. We received excellent press coverage from the show, received orders from 18 new stockists and picked up a German mail order enquiry! We were delighted with the results and have already booked for next year!"
Stephanie Carswell, Hawthorn Handmade