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CHSi 2018 Show Special Personal Impressions

*** 2018 SHOW OFFER ****

Use the promotion code
CHSi-18 in the comments field of your order between Wednesday February 14th and midnight on Sunday 25th February 2018 to receive 15% discount.

Offer details: 15% discount on stock ordered between the above dates. This includes any pre-orders for new stock but excludes products listed in our "No Discount Group", Clearance, The Big Sale and Craft Excess sections (as these items are already reduced). 15% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer or discount. Terms and conditions apply.

CHSi Show Offer Country Love Crafts

*** 2018 SHOW OFFER ****

Use the promotion code
CHSi-18 in the comments field of your order between Thursday February 15th and midnight on Sunday 25th February 2018 to receive 10% discount.

Don't forget that the PI and CLC warehouses are separate and located in different parts of the UK. Click here to go to Country Love Crafts to order your stock.

Offer Details: 10% discount on all orders excluding products listed in our “Fixed Price“ group, “Clearance”, “Sale” and Guild Member “Bread and Butter” lines (as these items are already reduced).  This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer or discount.  Terms and conditions apply.

New From Graphic 45

New From Graphic 45

New collections—Little Women, Sun Kissed, and Floral Shoppe
New Deluxe Collectors Edition—Botanical Tea
G45 Staples—Black Rectangle Tag & Pocket Album, Square Tag & Clock Dies, Regular Tag & Gears Dies, and Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies

Take a Peek at G45's Winter Collections - Coming soon!


Growth of Printmaking

• In the US, there are close to 500 nationally accredited college printmaking programs.

• Today, thousands of college students are working towards their printmaking degree.

• There are over 20,500 annual festivals, craft shows, and art fairs, with many including printmaking.

• In each state, there are approximately 170 arts and craft events per year.

• Gelli® plates are bringing new users into crafting! Most people printing with Gelli® plates are relatively new to printing
– 74% report printing for a few years or less! We have been selling Gelli® plates since 2011!

• New printmaking-specific festivals are being started every year.
Print Austin, a month-long printmaking festival in Austin, Texas, had their first PrintExpo in February 2015! Check it out at

Craft & Hobby Association UK


The Craft & Hobby Association UK (CHA-UK) is the UK’s very own chapter of the highly successful Craft & Hobby Association based in the US.

As a non-profit trade organisation, we exist solely to help our members within the creative craft world enjoy continued success and achieve growth. Subsequently we invest your membership dues and other revenues back into the local chapter of the association.
Based in the UK, funded by the UK and for the UK, our overall vision is that the Craft & Hobby Association UK will promote crafting through the unification of all craft industry suppliers and retailers, bringing together the industry in a cost-effective, productive manner, addressing business challenges and expanding the industry together. Your success is our success.


By joining the CHA-UK you'll help achieve its business goals and objectives while we simultaneously help you achieve yours. It’s a symbiotic relationship that’s good for you as the individual craft business and good for the industry as a whole –We’re not a trade union or federation, we’re a consortium of the UK craft trade.

Our aims are to:

• Unite the UK craft industry
• Grow the UK craft industry and help our members achieve success
• Organise a trade association that’s unique to the needs of the UK craft market, governed by the leaders of that industry
• Provide UK-specific benefits to all members
• Offer affordable membership and tangible returns

While our aims are few, the benefits to businesses and to the craft industry in general are limitless. Join CHA-UK today and become a key component in organising, uniting and growing the craft industry within the UK.

Craig De Souza | Director of Membership Services
Direct Line: +44 (0)1206 364977
Mobile: +44 (0)7841 908316 | Skype: Craig-CHAUK

Link: Craft & Hobby Association UK
Craft & Hobby Association UK

Link: CHA UK Board Members
Board Members