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About craft&design

in 2017, after 34 years of publishing their printed magazine, Paul and Angie Boyer published issue 250 March/April 2017 which was the last one to be produced before changing to craft&design Online, which is released every two months. craft&design Online has very similar content to the printed magazine, but with additional extras that only online can offer.

craft&design is a bi-monthly magazine that was originally launched in 1983 as Craftsman Magazine. In 2007 it was revamped and relaunched as craft&design magazine, to reflect and represent the contemporary design-led UK craft industry.

craft&design features work in all media by British and Irish designer makers, news, directories, listings and information about craft fairs, galleries & exhibitions, suppliers of materials & equipment, courses & workshops, guilds & associations.

With Business News & Tips for designer makers, from students and graduates through to experienced professionals, craft&design offers up to the minute advice in a practical, down to earth way.

Trade and private buyers of hand crafted work will find the comprehensive listings of events & exhibitions, the Makers Gallery pages and the variety of features in the magazine an invaluable source of fine British craft and design.

craft&design is produced by a private, independent company owned and run by husband and wife, Paul and Angie Boyer. Their unrivalled experience and knowledge of crafts, design, photography, advertising, marketing and promotion give them a unique understanding of the UK crafts industry and the needs of the people working in it.

craft&design magazine is published by a small creative business with small creative businesses in mind.

A Timeline - Celebrating Thirty Years

30 years of craft&design

- 1983

  • Paul and Angie Boyer launch Craftsman Magazine, 16 pages, A4 size, 2 colour, newsprint

- 1984

  • We receive our very first order for a subscription to the magazine
  • We relocate from London to Sussex

- 1985

  • Promotional t-shirts available bearing the slogan ‘Craftworkers do it by hand’

- 1986

  • With more than a little help from our friends, we organise Craft Aid - and raise lots and lots of money for Save the Children
  • The magazine cover goes glossy
  • We hold our first National Spinning Competiton at the British Craft & Gift Fair, Brighton, an event organised by Linda & Raeffe Maw, Southern and Sussex Country Craft Fairs
  • The first full colour front cover, just in time for our Christmas issue

- 1987

  • We launch ‘Craftfinder’ in association with our good friend Barry Joel, a searchable database for UK Crafts
  • We relocate to East Yorkshire
  • We produce our first Craftsman Diary, designed especially for the craft industry

- 1988

  • Issue 23, the first to be stocked by WHSmith

- 1989

  • The magazine goes glossy throughout
  • Craftsman bio-degradable carrier bags available - we were ahead of our time!
  • Our bespoke Wallplanner makes it’s inaugural appearance

- 1991

  • We publish our immensely popular ‘Guide to Starting in Crafts’ book

- 1993

  • The Crafts Direct pages first appear in the magazine - the precurser to our current Makers Gallery pages?

- 1996

- 1997

  • We publish our second book, ‘The Essential Guide to Craft Supplies’
  • Closely followed by our ‘Complete Where and When’ book
  • ‘Diary of a Craftworker’, was the brain child of Elizabeth White, our then Business Editor. It’s still one of the most popular features in the magazine

- 1998

  • We hold our first ever Business Seminar in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
  • ‘The Essential Craft Guide’ is launched
  • Our website goes live - little did we know what an important part it would play in the future of British Crafts!

- 1999

  • We sponsor the Student Award at Art in Clay, Hatfield for the first time, won by Mirka Golden-Hann. Our sponsorship continues for many years
  • We successfully organise our first Craftmakers Materials Show at Kempton Park

- 2002

- 2003

  • Selected goes live, our super-duper online gallery of work by professional designer-makers

- 2007

  • Big changes! We redesign and relaunch Craftsman magazine as craft&design - and get an amazing response!
  • The Makers Gallery pages first appear in the magazine, a great idea from Rachael Chambers, our Contemporary Craft Editor

- 2008

- 2009

- 2010

- 2011

- 2012

- 2013

  • Amazingly, this is our 30th year of publishing our magazine - where on earth did the time go!?
 

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craft&design Online is here!

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We're delighted to bring you the first issue of our brand new craft&design Online! We've included everyone's favourite sections from the the printed magazine - but with lots of lovely online extras!
And it's all for free too - so sit back and enjoy!

It's the last week of National Craft and Design Month!

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There's so much to see and do - places to go, people to meet, creativity to share: craft fairs, shows, exhibitions, open studios, courses, workshops, demonstrations.... have a great time and a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!

Stitch at The Guild at 51

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11 April – 4 June 2017 The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT Taking the ancient practice of stitch and interpreting it in the modern age, Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen members, from a variety of disciplines, will be showing new collections of work at their gallery / shop in the centre of Cheltenham.

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