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Don’t miss the Imagination Crafts WORLD LAUNCH!

We are super excited to announce that we will be the host of an incredible WORLD LAUNCH from Imagination Crafts this weekend on Saturday, 10th and Sunday 11th September! 


Are you an avid papercrafter looking for your next challenge? Perhaps you love to work with fabrics but you’re looking for the next big, exciting thing? You NEED to watch the Imagination Crafts shows this weekend!




“Imagination Crafts are very excited to bring you a new concept and a new way to craft by fusing together your love of fabrics and papercrafting.” – Sue Baker




We welcome Kim Christopher, a new crafty guest to the Hochanda family as she demonstrates throughout the shows all of the creative techniques showing everyone how to achieve Uncle Owlbert, by the end of the day!

“Sue Baker, Kim Christopher and Lisa Baker have worked together to present to you Creative Textiles that use fabric, templates, papercrafting techniques, stencils, stamps, Starlight Textile Paints and all the other beautiful ideas, top quality products and new and exciting techniques."
Included in these brand new kits you’ll find detailed patterns and templates, photographs and instructions as well as Calico fabric, a selection of the stencils to be used to decorate Uncle Owlbert and his little Nephew Toots! Catch the shows to see how versatile the kit is as Kim shows you how you can use the pattern and stencils for your papercrafting projects! PLUS, learn how to print your own fabric (a bit like screen printing), and how to stencil print!

Don't miss this fabulous launch from Imagination Crafts on Saturday 10th September at 10am, 1pm & 5pm and even more inspirational shows on Sunday 11th September at 1pm & 5pm as they show you all of the incredible tips, tricks and techniques!

You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm) or Freesat 817.

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You can grab the hottest ICHF Event tickets right here!

This year's Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show is going to be even bigger and better than ever, not only will you be able to explore the latest crafting supplies, exclusive product launches and expert demonstrations - a true crafters paradise; there is also free entry to Simply Christmas and Cake International!

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