The British Craft Awards 2018 Winners

craft awards

Primed with shiny awards and glasses of fizz, Immediate Media’s craft magazine teams announced this year’s British Craft Award winners at trade show CHSI Stitches in February. Without any Oscar-esque hitches, presenter John Scott from shopping channel Sewing Quarter honoured 80 lucky winners and runners-up. As winners were voted for by the public, businesses and designers waited to hear who’d captured the admiration of their customers, visitors and fans. Here we reveal who won big in the crochet categories…

 

Product of the year

STYLECRAFT CANDY SWIRL

Stylecraft Cake

Our readers are riding high on gradient yarn cake mania, and they voted in their droves for Stylecraft Candy Swirl. It looks delish and produces bold stripes of colour as you hook. There’s even a stunning triangular shawl pattern to go with it!

2nd – Scheepjes Whirl

3rd – Caron Cakes

 

Designer of the year

JANE CROWFOOT

Jane Crowfoot

We are thrilled to announce that Jane Crowfoot has won this award for the second year running! So many of our readers love her patterns – what a wonderful testament this is to Jane’s designs and her popular CAL projects. www.janiecrow.co.uk

2nd – Lucy Attic 24

3rd – Dedri Uys

 

Blog of the year

WWW.ATTIC24.TYPEPAD.COM

attic24

Lucy’s beautiful blog is such a fabulous space in which to while away a few happy minutes (or hours!). Colour-loving crochet designer, blogger and mum Lucy writes about her makes and shares her patterns at www.attic24.typepad.com.

2nd – Look At What I Made

3rd – Repeat Crafter Me

 

Retailer of the year

WOOL WAREHOUSE

Wool Warehouse

This independent craft business has grown into a trusted, favourite supplier of all things crochet. Owners Holly and Andy opened in 2012, and the mix of bricks-and- mortar business plus online retailer has continued to offer great service backed by a small, expert team.

2nd – Black Sheep Wools

3rd – LoveCrochet

 

Brand of the year

STYLECRAFT

Stylecraft

Launched 29 years ago, this family-run firm continues to wow our readers in style! Director Annabelle Hill ensures that yarn development is always innovative, and the range is great value, with its huge colour ranges, essential basics, and stylish fashion yarns. We’re spoilt for choice!

2nd – Scheepjes

3rd – DROPS

 

Craft hero award

WEST YORKSHIRE SPINNERS

West Yorkshire Spinners

This year the British Craft Award judges awarded West Yorkshire Spinners the Craft Hero Award to acknowledge their outstanding contribution to, and support of, the British yarn industry. Combining state-of-the-art technology with generations of expertise, they are one of the few remaining worsted spinners in the UK.

www.wyspinners.com