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Julia Watts joins Sentimentally Yours and IndigoBlu

13th September 2019

We are thrilled to announce the return of Julia Watts to Hochanda screens. Julia will be working alongside close friend and colleague Phill Martin as part of the Sentimentally Yours team demonstrating an array of Phill’s media products and the recent works by Trudie Howard. Julia will be taking to our screens on Saturday 21st September at 8am, 12pm and 4pm. Julia will also be teaming up with Kay and the remainder of the IndigoBlu team as a guest demonstrator from the 8th October. Julia brings a wealth of experience to Hochanda and we wish her the best of luck upon her return.

Quote from Julia Watts

“I am beside myself and very happy to be returning to Hochanda. I am looking forward to once again working with my friend Phill and the rest of the Sentimentally Yours team along with IndigoBlu. Phill is developing his company to bring in mediums which suit my crafting and it was an easy decision to make when Phill asked me to join his team. Working with Trudie’s designs provides something different and an equally exciting opportunity as they offer a funkier and more modern style which shows how Sentimentally Yours are branching out to new audiences by combining their traditions with modern trends. Working with IndigoBlu is another bonus. Having attended one of Kay’s Dirty Weekends, I was so impressed with the quality of their products and since Phill knows Kay very well this proved to be an ideal company to work alongside. Using these products will be a learning curve for me but one that I look forward to.”

Quote from Phill Martin, Sentimentally Yours

“I am very excited; this strengthens the commitment Sentimentally Yours has shown to Hochanda by expanding the product range even further into new and exciting areas. Sentimentally Yours share the friend and family ethos which Hochanda was built upon and having Julia, a longtime friend and colleague join the team, reinforces this. Julia’s return is just the start of what is going to be an exciting time for the Sentimentally Yours team. With the support of Hochanda our product range will become more diverse and enable us to reach a wider audience. We love working with the channel as does Julia.”

Quote from Kay Halliwell-Sutton, IndigoBlu

“Alfie and I are absolutely delighted to have Julia Watts join our IndigoBlu family. Julia is a well-known and respected talent with vast technical knowledge. As we also work with our friend, Phill Martin, it is a great opportunity for all of us to collaborate. We have a great relationship with Hochanda and with their help IndigoBlu will continue to be the market leaders in Mixed Media innovation. Julia is joining our family at an opportune time as we continue to develop new and creative products for the Hochanda audience and IndigoBlu fans. Julia’s first show with IndigoBlu will be on Hochanda on Tuesday 8th October at 10am and 2pm.”

Claina Palmer Designs launches on Hochanda

12th September 2019

Please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Hochanda family, Claina Palmer Designs! In her first One Day Special tonight, Claina will be bringing us her innovative range of Link'em Dies which will allow you to create your own personalised sentiments!

Quote from Claina

“All of the dies, stamps, stencils and embossing folders that I bring to Hochanda have been designed by me with a great deal of thought behind their design and function. My aim is to make all of my products easy to use giving you an incredibly flexible addition to your craft stash”

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buttonbag join the hochanda family!

11th September 2019

Please give a warm welcome to our new supplier, Buttonbag! Best friends, Sarah and Sara founded Buttonbag in 2007 when they spotted a gap in the market for beautifully packaged and imaginatively designed craft kits. Their kits include knitted scarfs, pompoms, booties and much more which are designed for kids and adults. Join us tomorrow at 2pm for the launch and to see their kits in action!

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Stamplistic launches on Hochanda!

11th September 2019

Leonie Pujol is let loose on a wonderful selection of Stamps and Stencils from our newest supplier Stamplistic! The beautiful intricate patterns can be used in an array of papercraft and mixed media projects, join us today at 11am and 2pm to see this fabulous selection in action!

Elizabeth Craft Designs return to Hochanda!

10th September 2019

We are delighted to announce this award-winning craft supplier will once again be showcasing its products on Hochanda. Returning on September 18th at 12pm, Els from Elizabeth Craft Designs will be bringing her unique creativity, high quality products and innovative demonstrations to Hochanda viewers. The Colorado based family-owned business share our same passion and commitment to entertaining and inspiring and we are thrilled to welcome them back.

Quote from Elizabeth Craft Designs
We are so excited to be coming back to Hochanda! This partnership has been something we have very much looked forward to and once the opportunity of returning presented itself, it was an easy decision. Hochanda’s commitment to and support for their customers is unparalleled and something we are passionate about at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Again, we are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to follow our hearts back to the Hochanda family.

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We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Craft Designs back to Hochanda who showcase a unique and innovative range of crafting dies. Their creativity and ingenuity have deservedly earned them recognition as one of the top crafting brands internationally. It is a pleasure to welcome Els back into the Hochanda family and look forward to her shows on 18th September at 12pm & 4pm, and her One Day Special launching 19th September at 6pm.

Everyday Journalling joins Hochanda!

10th September 2019

Please join us in welcoming Everyday Journaling to the Hochanda family! This new brand as part of Practical Publishing will be bringing us a fabulous new range of stamps and dies to fulfil your journaling needs! Join us today at 12pm and 4pm for the launch.

Please welcome Living in Loveliness to Hochanda!

5th September 2019

Please welcome Living In Loveliness to Hochanda! This family-run company provides a range of beautifully pre-cut and individually labelled bag kits, craft caddies, wall hangings and more. Kerrie Padmore will be joining us for the launch and demonstrating a variety of products.

Skull and Cross Buns join Hochanda!

4th September 2019

Please join us in welcoming Skull and Cross Buns Rubber Stamps to the Hochanda Family! Owner Emily has been creating and designing stamps since 2009 and is excited to be bringing her unique designs to Hochanda. Join us tomorrow at 4pm for the launch!

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Say hello to our new presenters!

3rd September 2019

We are pleased to introduce to you our new presenters! We welcome Adam, Niki and Paula to the Hochanda presenting line up.

Adam says - "I am excited to join the Hochanda family at a time when the company continues to go from strength to strength! I look forward to applying my previous experience to my role as a Presenter and hope that I will also bring an added flare to the channel.”

Niki says - “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be joining the Hochanda family and to work for such a creative company. I’m looking forward to getting to know all the viewers and crafting together”

Paula says - “I am incredibly excited to be joining the Hochanda family as a presenter. Hochanda has been a channel that has offered, from the beginning, a space for amazing crafters and Craft companies to showcase the amazing creative talent in the UK and beyond. As a passionate crafter, it is a real privilege to be able to be part of such a fabulous team, both on screen and behind the lens”

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Joe's Toes launches on Hochanda!

30th August 2019

Please join us in welcoming Joe's Toes to the Hochanda family! Amanda from Joe’s Toes trained as a footwear designer and worked for big shoe companies for many years but she always loved her crafts. She launched Joe’s Toes slippers and kits in 2013 and finally got to combine all her favourite things! Joe's Toes kitsare designed and made in her Yorkshire home workshop using natural eco-friendly materials.

Tiger Lily Makes becomes the newest member of the Hochanda Family!

30th August 2019

We are excited to announced that Tigerlily Makes has joined the Hochanda family! Lisa Olson will be here tomorrow at 10am with their range of dolly making kits and felt patterns. Many of Lisa's designs are created and inspired by an enormous love of classic fairytales and stories and it is the characters and adventures within the pages that jumped out and sparked Lisa's interest from a very early age.

We welcome Hobbilicious to the Hochanda family!

19th August 2019

Brand new to Hochanda join Joanne Roe as she brings us Hobbilicious! We will be joined by design team member Joanne Roe as she showcases the kits and designs during the launch show. This family run business launched in 2018 and provides a range of MDF kits and mixed media embellishments to the craft industry.

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Sassy Crafting launch on Hochanda!

19th August 2019

Please join us in welcoming Sassy Crafting to the Hochanda family! This collection features a stunning range of colourful and vibrant Papers, Stamps, Embellishments and more and is bought to you by Emma Jewell.

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We welcome Dress my Craft to the Hochanda family!

19th August 2019

We are thrilled to welcome Dress My Craft to Hochanda! Join Nikki Hassan for a beautiful One Day Special as she demonstrates the stunning collection of flower dies, papers, stencils and so much more.

Stone by Stone launches on Hochanda!

19th August 2019

Brand new to Hochanda, Emma Blake is here today at 3pm with the beautiful mosaic kits from Stone by Stone! Founded in 1994, Stone by Stone is now one of the leading companies in it's field and offers a range of creative materials such as mosaics, self hardening clay, paintable mosaic reliefs, creative kits and many other products. With a range of different kits, perfect for beginners or intermediates be sure not to miss out!

Debbie Bulford Joins Hochanda!

14th August 2019

We are pleased to announce that Debbie Bulford has joined the Hochanda family! She has been a jewellery designer for many years and has recently expanded her crafting range to MDF and clay crafting. During the launch she will be demonstrating her range of products and sharing with us her extensive knowledge and top tips.

Debbie Says - "One day my Mum was asked “who made your jewellery?” and within a week I was a guest designer for a jewellery making TV channel and stayed for seven years before exploring a new and exciting venture to create craft products to use with clay. So, I now have two laser cutters and love to explore the multi-media market and home décor…. The possibilities are endless and very exciting, the creative world is a wonderful place to live! "

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Buttons Galore & More join Hochanda!

14th August 2019

Please give a warm Hochanda welcome to our new supplier, Buttons Galore & More! Based in America, this company was established in 1998 as a wholesale distributor of craft supplies and has evolved into a designer and manufacturer of novelty buttons and other embellishments. During the launch, Emma will be showcasing a range of techniques on how these can be incorporated into your craft projects.

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Hochanda Welcomes Creative Studio to the family!

13th August 2019

Nadiya from Creative Studio is an expert in sculpture art and we are thrilled she is bringing this beautiful craft to Hochanda. Her designs are created using a range of Decorative Plasters and can be moulded into your desired shape. During the launch, Nadiya will be demonstrating a range of techniques using the plasters to create an array of stunning mixed media and home decor projects.

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The Beadsmith joins Hochanda!

9th August 2019

We are excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Hochanda family, The Beadsmith! Join us on the 10th of August at 10am for the very special launch of this American company. Since its launch over 35 years ago, The Beadsmith has grown from a one-man operation run from a garage to 85-employee, family-owned and operated company. We are thrilled to have them join the ever-growing Hochanda family and hope you can join us for the launch of their beautiful jewellery kits!

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iCraft launches on Hochanda!

28th July 2019

Please join us in welcoming iCraft to the Hochanda family. Based in Mumbai, iCraft offer a range of stamps, painting accessories, inks, paper crafting accessories and other craft supplies to crafters of all ages and skill level. Guest Martine, will be showcasing this new range including stencils, papers and more!

Stitching in the Moment with Rossella joins Hochanda!

16th July 2019

After demonstrating for various companies on Shopping Channels for several years, Rossella has launched her own product range of embroidery kits aimed at beginners and the more experienced alike. The range consists of items that are beautiful, useful and straightforward to complete. Rossella embroiders every day and has for the past 3 years gaining inspiration from the natural world. From this experience, she has created her own range of embroidery kits and her own company, Stitching in the Moment.

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Liberty Lodge Crafts launches on Hochanda!

20th July 2019

Elaine Roberts from Liberty Lodge Crafts has been a crafter from many years, and we are excited to welcome her to Hochanda for her first ever TV appearance. Her products include a range of punch needle kits which all come with step by step instructions for those who are new to this unique craft. The kits include a range of beautiful designs including Lavender, Hares & Hearts, Stags Head, Bumble Bee and many more!

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Tracy Easson Illustrations joins the Hochanda family!

16th July 2019

Self-taught artist, Tracy Easson, has decided to bring her artwork to life through her collection of stamps. Tracy's whimsical characters each have their own story to tell, including The Chieftan and his Guid Wife to the McTavish clan. During her launch show, Tracy will be using a variety of layers, textures and colours to showcase the potential of these beautiful stamps.

Lesia Zgharda Stamps launch on Hochanda!

16th July 2019

Established in 2011, Lesia Zgharda Stamps have grown to become one of the biggest Ukrainian stamp manufacturers for scrapbooking and card-making. Their designs range from vintage and steampunk projects to more natural, floral styles which makes them great for either papercrafting or mixed media projects. Discovered by our very own Leonie Pujol who is thrilled to be introducing our latest new supplier during her very own Let Leonie Loose show Wednesday the 17th of July from 11am.

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Hochanda welcomes WOW Embossing Powder to the family!

9th July 2019

WOW! Embossing Powders have been manufacturing powders and glitters since 2006 and offer a fabulous range of accessories that complement these perfectly. They currently offer over 200 colours and pride themselves on their product knowledge and expertise. During their launch, Marion Emberson will be showing off lots of techniques and the many different ways to use yours.

Krasnaya Joins the Hochanda Family!

8th July 2019

Krasnaya was formed in 2010 and started out with a range of craft kits including Percy the Penguin and paint your own Russian dolls. In 2012 they launched their FeltaPets range of needle felting kits with Percy the Penguin, again, being the star character! Their range now includes needle felting picture kits which are easy to follow and are a great introduction to this addictive craft. Steve Barton will be here showcasing their selection of kits and demonstrating how you can create your very own!

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Pink Frog Crafts leap onto Hochanda!

28th June 2019

We are pleased to announce that Pink Frog Crafts is the newest addition to the Hochanda family! They bring us a wide range of papercrafting supplies which are essential so any crafter's stash. We are excited to see what this family run company will bring to the channel and we can't wait to see more of them in the future.

Hobbygros joins the ever growing Hochanda family

21st June 2019

Please join us in welcoming a new addition to the Hochanda family! Based in Denmark, Hobbygros will be bringing a range of lovely decorative dies and stamps to the channel. Guest Anette will be launching their products at 10am & 4pm on the 22nd of June and will be demonstrating how the products can be used to create a range of stunning papercraft projects.

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Woodform Crafts launches on Hochanda!

15th June 2019

We are pleased to announce that MDF specialists, Woordform Crafts. have now joined the Hochanda family. Their kits provide customers with high quality MDF elements which can be used to create and array of home crafts and mixed media projects. Owner Jo Ward will be bringing plenty of inspiration to the launch show on the 16th of June!

Hochanda raises £6250 for Marie Curie

10th June 2019

Hochanda is proud to have partnered with Marie Curie earlier this year to run a ‘Paint the Daffodil’ Watercolour Masterclass. On 25th January 2019, our Leonie Pujol was joined in the studio by watercolour expert Matthew Palmer, along with two Marie Curie celebrity supporters; broadcaster and writer Penny Smith, and comedian and author Jenny Eclair.

In total, an incredible £6250 was raised and donated to Marie Curie through the collaborative efforts of Hochanda and its viewers. This will support over 50,000 people across the UK, providing comfort and care through life’s greatest challenges. Through creative and impactful entertainment, Hochanda will continue its dedication to supporting and raising awareness for important causes.

Quote from Joe Padbury, Hochanda Director

“A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated on the day – all profits from the Masterclass have been donated to Marie Curie and we are delighted to have been able to support such a great cause.”

Quote from Charlotte Scurrah, Marie Curie Corporate Development Manager

“We thoroughly enjoyed our paint-along live daffodil masterclass with Hochanda. Our mission is to provide hands on nursing care to people living with a terminal illness and through the support of companies like Hochanda, it is made possible.”

If you missed the Masterclass earlier in the year, you can watch it back at www.hochanda.com/daffodil

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We welcome Bright Rosa to the Hochanda Family!

10th June 2019

Please give a warm welcome to Bright Rosa by Paula Pascual! The newest member of the family is a lively and contemporary brand created by the lovely Paula Pascual. Bright Rosa reflects Paula’s attitude to craft and life in general - optimistic, buoyant and happy - and Rosa means ‘pink’ in Spanish which is Paula’s favourite colour. The first range provides premium dies themed around flowers, hearts and butterflies with the bands, borders and edge builders offering tremendous versatility on their own or build them together to make truly superb creations. This is contemporary card-making at its best, plus the designs lend themselves perfectly to both journaling and home décor.

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A Paper Discovery Joins Hochanda

9th June 2019

We are excited to announce that Paper Discovery have now joined the Hochanda family. Paper Discovery by Olga Direktorenko transports the crafter to another world. A world where stunning dies and card builder kits, alongside clever embossing details, allow you to peer through trellis, arches and windows to secret scenescapes that are just beyond reach. Detail and sophistication are the hallmarks of Paper Discovery and Olga draws on her Ukrainian roots to deliver projects which are truly mesmerising.

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PICKET FENCE STUDIOS LAUNCHES ON HOCHANDA!

6th June 2019

Picket Fence Studios was created out of a love of cardmaking, altered art, and scrapbooking. It is now an established family-run business from the Cajun country in the most southern part of Louisiana. Kathryn Sturrock will be launching their lovely range of stamps, inks, and paper, demonstrating how they can be used across a range of mediums. Their designs include everything from stylish girls to elegant flowers.

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Woollie and Feltie Launch on Hochanda

4th June 2019

We are pleased to announce the needle felting specialist Woollie and Feltie are going to be joining Hochanda! They began their business in 2013 when needle felting gave owners, Rich and Jacquie, the medium to bring the illustrations of their characters to life. Their first needle felting kit was the adorable penguin Pongwin who was hatched in early 2014 and since then they have produced over 20 kits including bees, birds and sheep and are suitable for beginners through to fully fledged needle felters.

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Stamping With Tracey Hey becomes the newest member of the Hochanda family!

31st May 2019

We are thrilled to have Tracey Hey join the Hochanda family. Her unique stamps feature hand drawn characters with matching sentiments which are sure to become a must have in your craft stash. The characters in her stamps include Elephants, Alpacas, Koala Bears and much more! Alongside her craft business Tracey and her family run an Alpaca farm in the heart of Dorset with over 140 Alpacas.

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A Quilting Revolution With Fusamat join Hochanda!

30th May 2019

We are excited to introduce Fusamat from New Zealand to Hochanda! Inventor of Fusamat, Sharon Bradley, will be here to show you her revolutionary product which makes the applique process a breeze! The Fusamat allows you to see through the mat during construction, making the process much easier.

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We welcome Thermoworx Whitemorph to the Hochanda family!

24th May 2019

Thermoworx Whitemorph is a reusable polymer thermoplastic which can be moulded into solid materials. You simply heat up and mould into your desired shape and then let harden. During their launch, Lou Withers will be demonstrating how it can be used in your mixed media and home craft projects.

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Calambour Launch on Hochanda!

2nd May 2019

We are very excited to welcome Calambour to the Hochanda family! From beautiful printed decoupage, rice & mulberry papers. Add dimension with a crackle and some standout metallic paints. Calambour was founded in Italy in 1995 and is now an industry leader in the production of paper and products for decoupage and decoration. Their designs are beautifully traditional and are suitable for all kinds of papercrafters!

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Frankie and Sidney launch on Hochanda

21st May 2019

Please give a big warm welcome to Frankie & Sidney! Founder Mandy McLoughlin was seeking out a hobby small enough to take away with her in her camper van when she discovered needle felting. After several years she decided to develop her love of needle felting from a hobby and turn it into a vibrant business. Their unique kits are designed for everyone to enjoy and include Babushka’s, Highland cows and Alpacas!

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Doodlin's by Donna Ratcliff joins the Hochanda family!

17th May 2019

Brand new to Hochanda, please welcome Doodlin’s by Donna Ratcliff! She will be bringing us a selection of stamps and stencils featuring traditional but also quirky designs. All the products have been designed with versatility in mind; so whether you’re into mixed media, card making or fabric craft these products will be there for you to have fun and create with!

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We welcome A Dash of Dee to Hochanda!

17th May 2019

We are excited to introduce you to A Dash of Dee! Dee will be launching her range of stamps in an exclusive One Day Special in conjunction with Claritystamp. Having first met Barbara over 10 years ago it wasn’t until 2014 when Dee started drawing again but it didn’t take long before she had built up her portfolio of illustration artwork which we are thrilled to be able to share with you on the channel. Her stamps are inspired by her own artwork and each stamp set features a quirky character with their own personalities! During her One Day Special, Dee will be demonstrating how her stamps can be used on a range of craft mediums.

Bo-Nash is joining Hochanda!

16th May 2019

Brand new to Hochanda, Bo-Nash is a revolutionary fuse it powder that can be used for a multitude of crafts. It can bond fabrics together in an instant so it's an essential for your sewing collection. Check out the before and after pictures above where it has worked wonders on this jumper! Lou Withers will be demonstrating this product and will show us how to incorporate this fab powder into your mixed media projects on their launch show on the 17th May 2019!

Orbis Circle Ruler joins Hochanda!

13th May 2019

We are very excited to have Orbis Circle Ruler joining us at Hochanda, The Orbis Circle Ruler allows the user to effortlessly create over 120 different circles in millimetre accuracy. Bold circles & circle art are all easily achieved with this device. The ruler can we used for a range of different crafts so is very versatile, from mixed media to papercraft, The Orbis Circle Ruler can be used by everyone!

Please welcome Paper Rose to Hochanda!

10th May 2019

Please join us in welcoming Paper Rose to the Hochanda family! Founded in Australia, Paper Rose offers a beautiful selection of floral dies and stamps which are sure to make a great addition to any papercrafters stash. The talented Kathryn Sturrock will be demonstrating these gorgeous products live on Hochanda on the 12th May at 10am & 2pm. It's one not to miss!

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A Vintage Girl have joined Hochanda!

7th May 2019

A Vintage Girl are the latest addition to the Hochanda family. Their products range from chipboard, stickers to stencils and can use used in a range of craft projects. Inspired by vintage and steampunk, their products are sure to inspire every kind of crafter! A Vintage Girl has been in the craft industry for over 10 years and has a well known following across the UK and the USA for their original ideas and creations.

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Welcome Viviva Colorsheets!

17th April 2019

Founded in Mumbai in late 2015, Aditya had always been fond of watercolour painting but found it an inconvenient to carry all the equipment. So, he asked himself ‘what if we tried to make a sheet with water colours on them?’ The idea stuck and 2 years and tens of iteration later Viviva Colorsheets was born. Speaking with Viviva their mission has been clear from the beginning, they have always wanted to share with the world the same joy that they felt by being able to paint anytime without a mess and we are thrilled to have them join the channel and showcase their incredible talents and products.

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Hochanda welcome Rhinestone Genie

16th April 2019

We are thrilled to welcome Rhinestone Genie to the channel. With over twenty years’ experience in graphic design and garment decoration founder David Ihm very quickly identified a demand for a fast, affordable and easier method to decorate with rhinestones. Suitable for home crafters and sewers, you can embellish items like a professional for a fraction of the cost. We caught up with David ahead of his first show to hear what he had to say, “I am proud of the product and how anyone can learn how to use the Rhinestone Genie system in minutes” and we cannot wait for their One Day Special launch tomorrow from 6pm.

Sugar Artistry Launch on Hochanda

12th April 2019

From a small town in Wiltshire, Steve first became interested in cake decoration at the tender age of 14, when he created his first ever Christmas cake decorated in royal icing! Now with 35 years’ experience Steve and the Sugar Artistry team have teamed up with Hochanda to display their incredible talents and inspire others and continue to develop and create new products for all cake enthusiasts out there.

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Momenta set to launch on Hochanda!

29th March 2019

Fuel your creativity with Momenta, the latest addition to the Hochanda Family. Momenta have been a leading designer and distributor of paper-crafting and mixed media products for over 40 years and we are thrilled to have them join the channel. Lesley Wharton will be demonstrating on behalf of Momenta for Sunday’s One Day Special showcasing a range of Watercolour Inks, Brushes, Dies and Stamps and we cannot wait!

Artistry Inc join the Hochanda Family

27th March 2019

Formed in 2018 Artistry Inc is made up of three craft loving friends, Amanda, Deborah and Roisin who decided to pool their creative talents and embarked on a brand-new venture delivering high quality stamps and most recently stencils. We are absolutely delighted to be working with them and look forward to the adventures ahead which is sure to be filled with lots of new ideas and crafting goodies.

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Darkroom Door launch on Hochanda

26th March 2019

Darkroom Door designs are set to join the Hochanda family tomorrow as we let Leonie Loose with these stunning stamps. Founded in 2007 by professional photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule while travelling throughout Europe, they have managed to combine their love of art, design and photography into a range of rubber stamps and paper products exported across more than 18 countries worldwide and have now found a new home here on the channel and we look forward to welcoming them!

Diamond Dotz return to Hochanda

26th March 2019

A familiar name to many and one that we are thrilled has returned to Hochanda. Diamond Dotz join us tomorrow at 10am displaying their diamond facet art kits suitable for beginners and advanced users. The simple crafting process is still one of the quickest crafts to complete, while still providing a wonderful sense of accomplishment with the finished project producing stunning results!

CoolKatzCraft join the Family!

22nd March 2019

Kay Molyneux and Maggie Moore are both familiar names on Hochanda and are now the creators and owners of CoolKatzCraft. Having both began their crafty journey at their local craft shop in Peterborough – Sir Stampalot. Kay and Maggie decided to get together and form CoolKatzCraft due to their shared love of paper crafting and all things 3D and we are thrilled to have them launch their all new ‘Storage with a Twist’ on Saturday 23rd March.

Hannah’s Room set to launch on Hochanda

20th March 2019

Hannah’s Room are one of the UK’s leading batik specialists, stocking a high-quality Indonesian Hand Dyed Bali Batik fabric for patchwork, quilting, mixed media, art quilts, dressmaking and more. Guest demonstrator Roxana has always enjoyed being creative since she was a small child and is proud to be following in the footsteps of her mother who started Hannah’s Room 20 years ago.

Barbara Gray accepts a position on the Board of Hochanda!

19th March 2019

Barbara Gray - who you will recognise as a well-known and respected name within the crafting industry and who has been a supplier and staunch supporter of Hochanda since our launch, not to mention that she is one of our original private investors – has agreed to accept a position on the Board of Hochanda as a Non-Executive Director. We look forward to working with Barbara as she joins an ever growing and hugely dedicated team and brings a wealth of experience and a world of connections to the table.

Quote from Paul Wright, Chairman of Hochanda

We are excited and delighted to welcome Barbara, who brings to the Board a wealth of craft industry expertise which will be an invaluable contribution to our strategy for the future growth of your Company.

Quote from Barbara Gray, Non-Executive Director of Hochanda

I share my fellow board member’s passion and commitment for the craft industry, and trust that my own expertise and perspective as both a business woman and a crafter will complement an already auspicious boardroom team. I’d like to think I can be the viewers’ and suppliers’ representative at the table.

Sew Totally Trisha launch on Hochanda

18th March 2019

We continue to add more and more variety to the channel and this week it’s the turn of Soft Craft as we welcome Sew Totally Trisha to your screens. With guest demonstrator Tricia Albett at the helm, Sew Totally Trisha aims to bring quick sewing projects and techniques to you for pleasurable stitching and we look forward to displaying their wide collection of sumptuous kits, fabrics and stunning panels.

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Hampton Art Join Hochanda!

15th March 2019

The family continues to grow as we introduce Hampton Art. Hampton Art proudly manufactures and distributes quality rubber stamps, clear stamps, paper products and inks, continuously striving to provide new and innovative product meant to inspire creativity. With a unique collaboration of licensed designers and a team that offers new and exciting stamps and crafting products throughout the year we are so exciting to provide the team with an additional platform to display their incredible talent.

The Crotchet Chain joins the Hochanda family!

14th March 2019

The Crotchet Chain are one of the newest brands to join us here at Hochanda. With a beautiful selection of crochet shawl kits available, it’s a fantastic new addition to our range of soft craft suppliers. Diana Bensted will be demonstrating her kits live on screen on Thursday 14th March at 10am.

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A Pentart special is set to launch!

13th March 2019

We’re introducing Pentacolor to the Hochanda family at 6pm on Wednesday 13th March. Guest demonstrator, Lou Withers, will be sharing a new range of Pentart as part of a One Day Special. Viewers can expect demonstrations featuring a selection of products including Cracking Paste, Rust, Patina Effect Powders and more.

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Welcome Friday the Thirteenth!

13th March 2019

Brand new to Hochanda, Friday The Thirteenth will be joining us in the new Krafting with Kathryn segment. Kathryn Sturrock will be demonstrating their range of whimsical paper pads, stickers, tags and journals. Delivering high quality and excellent designs, Friday The Thirteenth is an exciting new addition to the Hochanda family. We’ll be live with Kathryn on Wednesday 13th February at 11am and 2pm.

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Quilt Along with John launch on Hochanda

5th March 2019

Join John Cole-Morgan as he showcases a selection of spectacular fabrics, featuring demonstrations tips and more to inspire your next quilting project! John has always been an avid quilter with a deep passion and love for quilting and so started his very own business back in August 2018 called Beginner’s Quilt Emporium. Delivering a variety of products and services John provides classes on Foundation Paper Piecing and helping those complete beginners find their footing on their journey but it’s the fabric sales of selected fabrics from incredible designers that he really loves. So, tune in today at 10am to find out more!

Quilt along with John

Artful Days join Hochanda!

4th March 2019

Brand new to Hochanda, Julie Bell is here with Artful Days and brings you mixed media goodies, from her apothecary printer kit, stamps and interesting textures. Julie is a passionate crafter and designer who started out like a lot of crafter's making cards, from there she found a couple of stamp companies and began increasing her product knowledge. This led to using inks and paints and then onto altered art projects and mixed media. Now Artful Days stock an array of inspiring craft treasures to create stunning mixed media projects, altered art, cards and anything else you can imagine, and we are thrilled to have them join the Hochanda channel today at 3pm!

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StudioLight launch on Hochanda!

27th February 2019

StudioLight has been producing a wide variety of 3D craft products for over 20 years including 3D cut-out and punch-out sheets, wallpapers, gift boxes, decorative papers, books in many different varieties, and stamps designed in-house by their very own design team. We are delighted to have them showcase their range here on the channel and are thrilled that Lou Withers will be on hand to demonstrate this fabulous range of dies, papers and stamps whilst providing her very own top tips and tricks from 6pm tomorrow.

LaserSmith join the Hochanda Family!

25th February 2019

LaserSmith has been at the forefront of Craft products made from MDF and Acrylic for over 5 years. A family run business based in Newtownards, Northern Ireland they are specialists in Laser cutting and engraving, manufacturing materials such as MDF, Acrylic, Wood, Glass, Vinyl, Slate, Rubber, Leather and Card.

Since opening in 2012 with one small laser and working from home they have grown year upon year and now have a 5000 sq foot warehouse and 2 large bed lasers. We are thrilled to have them join the channel and are delighted we can provide an additional platform for them to display their exceptional array of product. So, tune in tomorrow at 12pm and 4pm and join Jo Channon to discover multiple types of storage for your crafty needs from pen holders, die storage to nifty cartons! And you can decorate them too.

Welcome Bubbalux! The Ultimate Craft Board

22nd February 2019

Bubbalux have arrived at Hochanda! The Bubbalux Ultimate Creative Craft Board is a totally unique product designed specifically for craft and hobby use and we are thrilled to have them join the channel. It can be die-cut, embossed, heat formed into 3-D shapes, painted, glued and embellished with waxes. Bubbalux is both durable and water-proof so your creations will last the test of time. Bubbalux comes in 6 vibrant colour options and can be used for a wide range of craft, hobby and model making applications. Watch Bubbalux live on Hochanda on Saturday the 23rd Feb at 3pm!

Katy Sue Designs pledge their loyalties to Hochanda

19th February 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Katy Sue Designs have pledged their loyalties to Hochanda and are fully committed to a long-term relationship. Having joined the channel in April 2017, Katy Sue Designs have become a regular on the channel and a valued member of the Hochanda Family. Having grown their portfolio of products with Hochanda including moulds, paper packs, books and clays we are delighted this is set to grow further throughout 2019. The diverse nature of the range has enabled them to flourish as our audience has become engrossed in the ever-inspiring demonstrations from household names including Noreen McKie, Nicholas Lodge, Kathryn Sturrock, Ceri Griffiths and Antony Minnis. So what lies ahead? 2019 is set to be an exciting year for Katy Sue Designs as they are set to bring you more product launches than ever before and you can expect some exciting new additions to the Sugar Buttons range by Kathryn Sturrock.

Quote from Sam Small, Hochanda Buyer

I have been working alongside the team at Katy Sue since their launch in 2017. For me, as a buyer, what stands out is their amazing attention to detail. The moulds are high quality and their design partners create highly intricate and detailed designs. They have built up a loyal following on Hochanda and what makes them so unique is that they appeal to such a wide audience, whether you’re a card crafter or a mixed media artist; there’s so much versatility which can be seen in all the finished samples their dedicated design team create. I am looking forward to all the exciting launches coming in 2019.

Quote from Sue Balfour, Katy Sue Designs Managing Director

We have been delighted by the response of the viewers at Hochanda. They continually encourage us to bring new and more unusual crafts to the channel. So far we have brought the beautiful artwork of Adventures in Paper Cutting, Flower Pro which is a range of moulds and tools that create professional standard flowers easily, Sugar Buttons the whimsical mould range, our very popular range of card making pads and of course our award winning range of decorative moulds and clays. Thanks to our product development designer partners and Hochanda’s continued support of Katy Sue Designs, we are looking forward to bringing lots of very exciting new products and guests in the coming months.

HOCHANDA AND SDN RENEW FREEVIEW CAPACITY AGREEMENT

15th February 2019

Hochanda and SDN are pleased to announce the contract renewal securing Hochanda’s position on Freeview channel 85 through to 2026. Having achieved record growth in 2018 cementing Hochanda’s position as the go to destination for entertainment and inspiration across Crafts, Hobbies and Art. The Freeview platform allows Hochanda to continue delivering innovation and education through amazing product, loyal supplier partners and fantastic customers.

The Freeview capacity provided by SDN ensures Hochanda remains at the forefront of broadcast technology delivering dedicated entertainment to nearly 19 million homes across the UK. Hochanda produce inspiring and educational content for viewers of all ages, ability and gender within the craft industry. The relationships we have established with our supply partners provide a diverse array of quality products offered at competitive prices combined with exceptional customer service and product presentation. Hochanda deliver engaging, informative and highly entertaining shows making Hochanda the craft hobby and art retailer of choice.

Quote from Paul Wright, Chairman of Hochanda

We are delighted to have renewed our agreement with SDN demonstrating our commitment to our Freeview audience for the foreseeable future and we look forward to showcasing many more exciting brands and inspirational guests over the years to come.

Quote from Ross Appleton, Managing Director of SDN

I'm really pleased that Hochanda have extended their commitment to Freeview, and to SDN. It's fantastic news that our partnership is set to continue into the 2020s, and that viewers across the UK will continue to be able to enjoy Hochanda's programming on the UK's largest TV platform.

Hochanda & SDN

Craft to Metal join Hochanda on the 23rd February!

14th February 2019

The Hochanda family continues to grow as we welcome another addition to the channel. Craft to Metal are experts in jewellery making kits not limited to bracelets! With Craft to Metal, you can make pendants, buckles, cuff links, key rings and broaches. Simply sculpt the modelling clay, bake it to harden it and then send it back to Craft to Metal. They’ll reproduce your creation in metal, electroplate it, then return it back to you for your enjoyment. Join them at 10am on the 23rd February.

Craft to Metal

Hochanda welcomes Unicorn Spit to the channel!

11th February 2019

Unicorn Spit join the Hochanda family this week as they introduce you to their range of paints, gel stain and glaze, ideal for adding a touch of vibrancy to your projects. This collection features 14 bright colours ideal for creating masterpieces on wood, glass, metal, fabric and more, all demonstrated by the fabulous Lou Withers who will be demonstrating the endless possibilities of this fantastic product on 14th Feb at 11am and 3pm.

Unicorn Spit

Feefo Gold Trusted Award Winner 2019

6th February 2019

For the third consecutive year we are thrilled to announce that we have once again won the coveted Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for 2019, awarded for recognition of delivering exceptional experiences and customer service throughout 2018 as rated by our customers. Thank you to everyone that has shared their ratings and reviews!

The award acknowledges brands that go above and beyond collecting ratings and reviews from verified customers – that means they are always genuine. Only the businesses providing the best experience for their customers, as rated by them, make the grade and to have achieved this for another year is a wonderful achievement for the entire Hochanda family.

Feefo Gold Trusted Award

Jenny Eclair reviews the Hochanda Watercolour Challenge

29th January 2019

Thanks then to the Marie Curie charity who offered myself and fellow arty-type, presenter Penny Smith, an opportunity to do a watercolour masterclass, filmed for a TV craft channel to raise funds for palliative care.

For the first time in my 58 years, I decided to do what I was told, just to see if it made any difference – as if I actually listened to a teacher and slavishly followed their instructions. We were painting a lake with hills in the background and the Marie Curie daffodils in the foreground. Everything our tutor did I copied, every piece of advice he gave I listened to and put into practice. I became the ultimate class swot – and did it reap rewards? Yes, dammit, my little painted postcard sized lake view is almost worth framing. (Actually it is worth framing and my mum’s getting it whether she likes it or not...)

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Marie Curie

Madhatters Laser Cut Designs join Hochanda

28th January 2019

If you're a fan of working with MDF, we have the perfect new supplier launching on 31st January! Madhatters will be joining us with their range of laser cut designs across MDF kits, plaques, frames and more. Wendy McLaren will be demonstrating how to create colourful, three-dimensional designs.

Madhatter Crafts

Welcome Avid Crafts to Hochanda

25th January 2019

We're welcoming Avid Crafts to Hochanda on Wednesday 30th January at 10am and 3pm. We'll be joined by a familiar face, Abeygale Burne, with her new range of stunning quilts, fabrics and kits! Whether you're an experienced quilter or only just starting out, Avid Crafts have the products and expertise to take your quilting to the next level.

Avid Crafts

Rosie’s Craft Shop Launches on Hochanda

18th January 2019

Rosie’s Craft Shop was created from a love of crafting. Rosie Wragg has always loved creating and started a craft business, almost accidentally, a couple of years ago. Nowadays, Rosie and her team stock a wide range of products and are coming to Hochanda to add a little bit of glitter and glamour to your projects! Rosie will be making her Hochanda debut on 31st January and is looking forward to showcasing all the products on offer from Rosie’s Craft Shop.

Rinske Stevens

12th January 2019

With box making, fabrics, quilting, buttons and more, Rinske Stevens Design is a wonderful addition to the Hochanda family. This impressive brand is ideal for making home decor pieces or creating gifts for loved ones. Join us on January 18th at 2pm, then again on January 19th at 12pm and 4pm for three fantastic hours of creative cardboard products.

Gina-B Silkworks

10th January 2019

The hugely talented Gina-B will be launching two shows with us on Wednesday 16th January. With emphasis on handwork and textile trimmings, she designs and produces a variety of craft kits, books and DVDs they are a great addition to the Hochanda family. Gina's 10am show will introduce the Teneriffe Lace Starter Pack, whilst 3pm will be a fantastic hour of button making.

Gina-B

Touch of Enchantment

8th January 2019

Add a sprinkle of magic to your 2019 with Touch of Enchantment! Inspired by nature and a little faerie magic, Touch of Enchantment is a brand-new craft business created by husband and wife, Mark and Janette. Each of their special kits includes all the components you will need to make a unique, detailed Faerie Door and when your door is ready, place it anywhere in your home to invite the faeries into your life.

Craftwork Cards

7th January 2019

We're incredibly excited to announce that Craftwork Cards will be joining the Hochanda family this January. Tune in on the 12th at 11am and 4pm for more stamps, dies and papers by the brand you've come to know and love. With gorgeous ranges inspired by elephants, florals and hot air balloons, there is something for everyone. Each product has been designed to co-ordinate perfectly, giving you great results every time.

Craftwork Cards

Hochanda Launch Craftalong Initiative

6th January 2019

If you’re looking to improve your crafting techniques by watching and crafting along with your favourite Hochanda guest demonstrators all from the comfort of your own home, then we would like to invite you to Craftalong! Craftalong is your monthly crafting workshop where you can tune in and be inspired to create. Our presenters and guests will make an amazing array of projects throughout the year, and you’ll have the opportunity to buy a kit to Craftalong with them. Each month we will be bringing you a brand-new kit that you can purchase in order to Craftalong with the show. Join us as 2pm on 17th February and Craftalong live with Barbara Gray.

Craftalong

Felt and Dandy

4th January 2019

Felt and Dandy will be joining Hochanda on the 8th January at 3pm! Run by Alison and Nic Cremona who are passionate about anything and everything to do with needle felting. They have combined their years of teaching and creative talents to produce a range of needle felting kits which create the most charming little felt animals imaginable. Nic will be joining us with a selection of exclusive kits to help bring felting to everyone, from beginners through to experienced felters!

Marie Curie Live Masterclass 25th January 12pm

1st January 2019

Hochanda are partnering with Marie Curie to showcase a live watercolour masterclass on 25th January 2019. Paint along live with two Marie Curie celebrity supporters; broadcaster and writer Penny Smith, and comedian and author Jenny Eclair, plus expert watercolour artist Matthew Palmer. Pre-order your painting kits now and tune in at 12pm on January 25th and paint along live. With the purchase of our Paint the Daffodil Kit, you'll receive a guided masterclass with expert Matthew Palmer, a set of paints on a watercolour dot card palette, two sheets of art paper, one artist's quality brush and two artist quality mounts. 100% of the profits will be generously donated by Hochanda to Marie Curie. All the money raised will help provide care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones. By joining the masterclass, you will be making a huge difference to all the people that Marie Curie supports.

Hochanda shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fast Track Top 100 ‘One’s to Watch’ award

7th December 2018

Hochanda have been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fast Track Top 100 ‘One’s to Watch’ award. This is an award given to the UK’s fastest growing and successful companies, with ones to watch category being companies who are expected to make the Top 100 list the following year. Hochanda were one of 30 ‘ones to watch’ finalists in 2018 and we are very much on course to be in the running to be in the Top 100 for 2019.

The Sunday Times - Ones to watch

HOCHANDA CONTINUES ITS RECORD UK GROWTH ON THE FREESAT PLATFORM

23rd May 2018

Hochanda is fast becoming the go to destination for entertainment and inspiration across Craft, Hobbies and Art on the Freesat Platform. Hochanda are proud to be showcasing its exclusive live content to its customers on the Freesat platform. Launching in 2015 the company has experienced rapid growth developing a strong partnership with Freesat to ensure entertaining and engaging live content for their customers to consume.

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