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2020 was the type of year none of us were expecting, and we’re proud that we were still able to celebrate our favourite brands and people that have kept us crafty during a difficult period. A huge thank you to our readers and specially appointed judges for ensuring the Best of Craft Awards 2020 was something we could turn to in an otherwise unpredictable year. And a massive congratulations to the winners!

Reader's Choice

Most Loved Crafts TV Shopping Channel

Winner

Create and Craft

Highly Commended

Hochanda

QVC

Most Loved UK Crafts Chain Store

Winner

Hobbycraft

Highly Commended

Crafter’s Companion

The Range

Best Brand for Crafts

Winner

Crafter’s Companion

Highly Commended

Hunkydory

DMC

Best Online Store

Winner

Create and Craft

Highly Commended

Crafter’s Companion

Caterpillar Cross Stitch

Best Rated Customer Service

Winner

Create and Craft

Highly Commended

Crafter’s Companion

Chloes Creative Cards

Best Sewing Machine Brand

Winner

Brother

Highly Commended

Singer

Janome

Ultimate Craft Holiday

Winner

Stamps By Me Weekend Retreat

Highly Commended

Manor House and Ashbury Hotels

Crafty Monkies Luxury Hotel and Sewing Workshop

Most Inspiring Blog

Winner

Stamps By Chloe

Highly Commended

Sally Wilson

Sarah Payne Quilter

Stellar Products

Favourite Die-cutting Range

Winner

Crafter’s Companion

Highly Commended

Tattered Lace

Sizzix

Ultimate Gadget/Machine

Winner

Gemini Die Cutting Machine

Highly Commended

Cut ‘N’ Boss

Brother ScanNCut

Most Loved Stamping Range

Winner

Stamps by Me

Highly Commended

Hunkydory

Stamps by Chloe

Most Loved Papercraft Range

Winner

Hunkydory

Highly Commended

Paper Boutique

Crafter’s Companion

Made to Inspire

Crafting Man of the Year

Winner

Dean Wilson

Highly Commended

Phil Martin

John Lockwood

Crafting Woman of the Year

Winner

Dawn Wheeler

Highly Commended

Chloe Endean

Sally Wilson

Designer of the Year

Winner

Stephanie Weightman

Highly Commended

Toni Darroch

Chloe Endean

Best Workshop / Online Class

Winner

Stamps By Me

Highly Commended

Chloes Creative Cards

Dreamees



Independent Shops

Scotland

Winner

Bee Crafty, Elgin

Highly Commended

Fabric Focus, Edinburgh

Papeterie, Aberdeen

North of England

Winner

Chloes Creative Cards, Durham

Highly Commended

Stamps by Me, Wakefield

Inspirations, Preston

Wales

Winner

The Sewing Shop, Chepstow

Highly Commended

In House Crafts, Milford Haven

Valley Craft, Aberbargoed

Ireland

Winner

Crafter’s Basket, Cliffoney, Co Sligo

Highly Commended

Fiddlesticks, Ballymena

Killusty Crafts, Tipperary

Midlands

Winner

Amelia’s Creative Crafts, Studley

Highly Commended

Blyth Craft, Nottinghamshire

Guthrie & Ghani, Birmingham

South West of England

Winner

Cotswold Needlecrafts, Evesham

Highly Commended

Hixxysoft, Frome

Sew Craft, Swindon

South East of England

Winner

Art of Craft, Farnborough

Highly Commended

The Cheap Shop, Tiptree

Cross Threads, Whitstable

Editor's Picks

Mixed-media Must-have

Winner

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish

Highly Commended

WOW! Mixed Media Embossing Brush

Lavinia Stamps

Most Inspiring Crafty Read

Winner

Four-Step Watercolour by Marina Bakasova

Highly Commended

Contemporary Paper Marbling by Lucy McGrath

Creative Calligraphy by Mary Noble & Janet Mehigan

Best Product for Lettering & Colouring

Winner

POSCA Bullet Tip Waterbased Marker Pens

Highly Commended

edding 1340 Brush Pens

Herbin Re-Fillable Brush Pens

Most Reliable Adhesive

Winner

Hunkydory Premier Craft Glue Pen

Highly Commended

Gorilla Super Glue Brush and Nozzle

Duck Tape Ducklings Mini Tapes

Judge's Picks

  • Aisha Green

    As Cricut & Papercraft Marketing Manager for the Hobbycraft stores, it goes without saying that Aisha knows what makes a winning product. This isn’t just a job for her, though – she genuinely lives and breathes crafts, and knows the industry, and the products that make it tick, as well as anyone.

  • Katie French

    The Editorial Director of the award-winning publisher Search Press, Katie has an almost unrivalled knowledge of the craft sector with unbridled passion to boot, and we’re thrilled that she’s able to bring that to the judging panel.

CRAFT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Winner

Korbond Sewing Machine Bag

Highly Commended

Herbin Re-Fillable Brush Pens

Paper Boutique Beyond Concept Cards Vol. 1

CRAFT KIT OF THE YEAR

Winner

Mountain Adventure Cross Stitch Kit by Hawthorn Handmade

Highly Commended

Rainbow of Hope Needle Felting Kit by the Crafty Kit Company

And Finally...

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted in the Best of Craft Awards 2020.