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Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

We’re thrilled to bring you our Craft Power List as we round up some of the most renowned creatives in the business. An expert line-up of a few familiar faces and others less so, find out what these leading ladies have been up to and why 2020 is going to be a game-changing year in the world of crafts.

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

1. Sara Davies MBE

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

Credit: Crafter's Companion

We couldn’t contain our excitement when Crafter’s Companion (crafterscompanion.co.uk) founder Sara hit our TV screens last year as the newest member to join BBC’s Dragons’ Den, and she’s got even more crafty tricks up her sleeve for 2020. “We're set to see more fabulous concepts hitting the shelves, including additions to our new double-sided die range. Our Crafter's TV output also gained amazing momentum last year so I'm predicting big things for the channel. Watch this space!"

2. Heidi Swapp

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

Credit: Heidi Swapp

We can always rely on designer Heidi Swapp to bring us scrumptious scrapbook collections and go-to gadgets, so we can't wait to see what she has in store for us for the year ahead. A few of her latest releases include a beautiful blush version of the Minc foil applicator, as well as her fresh-out-of-the-studio paper lines, Art Walk and Storyline Chapters. Stay in the know by heading to heidiswapp.com

3. Leonie Pujol

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

Credit: Leonie Pujol

Presenter and designer, Leonie was voted as Crafting Woman of the Year in the Best Of Craft Awards, so there’s every reason to keep up to date. “I’m really looking forward to continuing product demonstrations and passing on my knowledge to all of the lovely crafters who watch my Let Leonie Loose shows. Not only have we recently launched our brand new website (leoniepujol.com), but we have just released our workshop dates for 2020 and are planning to do a Cheeky Craft Weekend in August at Ally Pally.”

4. Lee Foster-Wilson

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

Credit: Bonbi Forest

Illustrator, author and finalist in Etsy’s 2019 Awards, it’s worth catching up with Lee Foster-Wilson’s brand, Bonbi Forest (bonbiforest.com) for inspiration. “2019 was a transitional year for me creatively, learning new things and discovering new directions for my artwork. I’m looking forward to putting all of that into practice in 2020 and seeing where my work will take me. I have been working closely with my agent on some exciting projects and am looking forward to creating lots more!”

5. Katie Rodgers

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

Credit: Paper Fashion

Founder of Paper Fashion, Katie’s clients include Veuve Clicquot, Cartier, Diptyque Paris, Estée Lauder, Christian Louboutin, Google and Disney to name but a few… name-dropping or what? If she’s good enough for Louboutin, she’s good enough for us. Shop Paper Fashion’s art supplies from watercolours to gouache paints, pencils and tools at paperfashionstore.com

6. Stephanie Weightman

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

Credit: Tattered Lace

Voted as Crafting Designer of the Year in the Best Of Craft Awards 2019, we can’t wait to see what the queen in crafts delivers for the year ahead. “I’m so excited for 2020 and everything that we’re bringing to the table! I honestly believe I work with the most resourceful and creative team in the business, and I know we’re going to blow crafters away with our unique Innovation Hub brand of inventiveness.” tatteredlace.co.uk

7. Lia Griffith

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

Credit: Lia Griffith

If you’re in need of a little inspiration or a trusty trend forecast, paper flower pro Lia (liagriffith.com) is always on hand. “I’m delighted to hear more conversations held on crafting as a form of meditation. I have found this true in my own life and regularly hear from our readers with their personal stories of transformation through creativity. I look forward to this being our team focus in 2020 as we work to make the world a more beautiful place.”

8. Amy Tangerine

Craft Power List 2020: The Top Names Every Crafter Should Know

Credit: Amy Tangerine

Author of Craft A Life You Love, Amy turned to podcasting in May 2019 to bring you the latest in the creative world from the comfort of your craft room, and we’ve been glued to her chats ever since. For 2020, Amy kicked off January with her new workshop, Your Brightest Year Yet, featuring video tutorials and printables. We’re also thrilled to introduce you to her beautiful new paper collection, Picnic in the Park – take a look at amytangerine.com

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