Over eighteen and a half thousand of you got in touch to tell us who you rate in the industry and we would like to share some of the behind the scene images from the ceremony.


We presented the certificates to our winners at this year’s show at the NEC, Birmingham. The show took place in February and showcased a number of exhibitors and new products. As well as recognising the most successful names in the industry, the International Craft Awards also celebrates the smaller independent stores in every corner of the UK. They provide a platform for the readers and the craft community as a whole to voice their preferences and communicate this to all of the people who work so hard to provide and create their experiences, materials and inspiration.


Here's the full list of winners...

    Best Craft Gadget/Machine 2016
    Brother ScanNCut Machine
    Crafter's Companion Gemini Machine
    Sizzix Big Shot

    Best Baking Range for Crafts
    Lakeland
    Katy Sue Designs
    Gourmet Gadgetry

    Best Local Independent Store: Scotland
    Craftworld, Glasgow
    Stampers Grove, Edinburgh
    The Papeterie, Aberdeenshire

    Best International Brand for Crafts
    Crafter’s Companion
    Tattered Lace
    Tonic Studios

    Best Knitting/Crochet Range
    Sirdar
    Deramores
    Rowan

    Best Local Independent Store: South East of England
    Crafts U Love, Charlwood
    Oyster Stamps, Kent
    Keep on Crafting, Suffolk

    Best New Product 2016
    Crafter’s Companion Gemini Machine
    Claritystamp Groovi Range
    Tattered Lace Baby Blue Machine

    Best Sewing/Haberdashery Range
    Debbie Shore
    Hobbycraft
    Gütermann

    Best Local Independent Store: South West of England
    Crafty Devils, Barnstaple
    Emerald Crafts, Hampshire
    Craftasmic, Taunton

    Best Jewellery Making Tool/Accessory
    Beads Direct Bead Board
    Beads Direct Pliers
    Beadalon Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool designed by Kleshna

    Best Online Shop
    Create and Craft
    Hochanda
    Crafter’s Companion

    Best for Quality
    Create and Craft
    Crafter’s Companion
    Claritystamp

    Best New Craft Book 2016
    Chloe’s Creative Cards Project Book 3
    Debbie Shore Half Yard Kids
    Paper Panda 20 to Make Papercuts

    Best Craft Blog
    Sue Wilson
    Barbara Gray
    Hochanda

    Best for Customer Service
    Create and Craft
    Hochanda
    Hobbycraft

    Best Colouring Book 2016
    Claritystamp
    Katy Sue Designs
    Anna Griffin

    Best Craft Website
    Create and Craft
    Hochanda
    Crafter’s Companion

    Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts
    Create and Craft
    Hochanda
    The Craft Channel

    Best Brand for Colouring Tools
    Spectrum Noir
    ProMarker
    Sakura

    Best UK Craft Chain Store
    Hobbycraft
    The Range
    The Works

    Best UK Craft Exhibition/Show 2016
    Hobbycrafts NEC Birmingham
    Crafting at Ally Pally
    Sincerely Yours

    Best Sewing Machine Brand
    Brother
    Singer
    Janome

    Best Local Independent Store: Wales
    Purple Butterfly Crafts, Harwarden
    Bizzyfingers, Port Talbot
    SET Craft, Haverfordwest

    Best Courses/Workshops
    Sheena Douglass
    Claritystamp
    Ali Reeve at Stamps Away

    Best Rubber Stamping Range
    Sheena Douglass
    Claritystamp
    Altenew

    Best Local Independent Store: Ireland
    Craftworld, Belfast
    The Craft Market, Fivemiletown
    Inspiring Ideas, Dublin

    Best Overall Designer 2016
    Stephanie Weightman
    Sheena Douglass
    Barbara Gray

    Favourite Papercraft Range
    Hunkydory Crafts
    Crafter’s Companion
    Graphic 45

    Best Local Independent Store: Midlands
    Honey Pot Crafts, Nottingham
    Cutting Edge Crafts, Skegness
    Spellbound Bead Company, Lichfield

    Favourite Craft Celebrity 2016
    Dean Wilson
    Leonie Pujol
    Barbara Gray

    Best Bead Range
    Beads Direct
    Swarovski
    Bead Spider

    Best Local Independent Store: North of England
    Crafter’s Companion, Newton Aycliffe
    Craftwork Cards, Leeds
    Chloe’s Creative Cards, Durham