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Hochanda welcomes Crafter’s Companion!

At 12.57pm yesterday, we made a HUGE announcement live on-air… Crafter’s Companion is moving to Hochanda! We are so thrilled to announce this exclusive partnership with one of the crafting world’s favourite suppliers. Exciting times ahead!


As you know, this is just one of the positive moves we have made since launching last year. Hochanda was born out of feedback from the crafting community that revealed crafters wanted more demonstration-led shows on their chosen crafting channel. This partnership proves that we’re continuing to listen to your feedback in order to innovate and grow. Our customers are at the very heart of what we do.


The award-winning Crafter’s Companion will officially move all of its shows, presenters and distribution to Hochanda on March 3rd. This offers YOU the chance to experience EVEN MORE demonstration-led shows, while expanding your crafting skillset by learning a range of different techniques. Some of the most talented and widely respected presenters from the crafting industry will be joining us, including Crafter’s Companion founder Sara Davies, Leann Chivers, Debbie Shore, Fiona Clayton and Sheena Douglas.


To celebrate the new partnership, Sara Davies will also be exclusively unveiling the latest range in her Signature Collection as part of our huge Crafter’s Companion week-long takeover event from March 3rd. You’ll be able to take advantage of a range of promotions, events and crafty goodies. There’s so much to look forward to!

Together with Crafter’s Companion we’ve created this special booklet telling you all about the new products launching this week. There are so many bonus gifts and offers you’ll receive, including a FREE one month Hochanda Freedom pass when you make Crafter’s Companion purchases from 3rd – 10th March! This gives you unlimited P&P on all orders placed at Hochanda for a month… what’s not to love?

Welcome to the Hochanda family, Crafter’s Companion - we’re delighted to have you on board this exciting journey!

You can watch the Crafter’s Companion launch show on Hochanda at 8pm on Wednesday 3rd March. Watch live on www.HOCHANDA.com, or watch on Freeview channel 39, Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817.
 
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