Thursday, 25 February 2016

CHSI Trade Show 2016

Good evening everyone, hope you're having a great week. We returned from the trade show at the NEC yesterday & this is the first chance I've had to share a few photos of the Imagination Crafts' stand.

This is what we started with on Saturday morning.............

Under the direction of Lisa B the stand began to take shape............

It was almost 7pm on Saturday evening when we added the finishing touches. By then, we were all very tired, but also feeling rather chuffed with ourselves, because the stand looked amazing...........

For the entire three days of the trade show, we were inundated with compliments for how the stand looked. Retailers & fellow exhibitors were so generous with their praise, that we spent most of our time blushing furiously. ;-)

We would like to extend an enormous thank you to all the retailers who placed orders with us & also to thank & welcome our new European stockists - details of which will be added to our Facebook page in due course. 

It was lovely to meet to many independent retailers, some of whom have recently opened shops, or are opening their shops very soon. We wish you all lots of luck in your new venture.

Thanks to the CHSI & NEC teams for all their help & here's to doing it all over again in 2017!

Very special thanks to Lisa B, who designed the stand so beautifully & to our designers for all their gorgeous samples.

Since returning home, we have been preparing for this Saturday's shows on Hochanda (at 11am, 2pm & 5pm) & also for next week's Hobbycrafts show at the SECC in Glasgow. This means that we won't be able to dispatch orders as quickly as we would like, but we will do our very best to supply our retailers with their products as soon as we can. We thank you all for your patience.

I hope to be back tomorrow with more information regarding Saturday's Hochanda programmes.



  1. Really gorgeous stand. I would have loved to have seen it first hand to see all the glorious colours. I will be making a B-line for Imagination Crafts next week at SECC. I have my list ready.

  2. Lovely stand and some wonderful craft. Have not many items yet but like to watch you makes so I will record your show tomorrow. Hopefully you will be at Alexander Palace in April ?

  3. Absolutely brilliant stand, so delicate and colourful. Gorgeous makes and samples too, can't wait to start using the new Starlight colour, that's saying something from someone who didn't like them in the beginning :o). Good luck on Hochanda.

  4. Stand is really great! I wanted to visit this trade show so much! Unfortunately I had a huge workload that days.


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