News and Events

Take a cruise with Graphic 45 in 2017!

Join the ladies of G45 for a spectacular journey. Together, we will explore the Mediterranean in style. Along with sightseeing, we will make memories and create projects to keep those memories alive for years to come!

We hope you will be able to cruise with us as we create vintage inspired projects and explore the old world charms of these lovely countries on an unforgettable 8-day cruise adventure!


Accommodations, all port charges & taxes, all meals and Royal Caribbean's award winning entertainment, incredible, in-depth classes covering all the craft bases - Mixed Media, Mini Albums, Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Home Decor and More, Make n' Takes, Show n' Tell where you get to show off your incredible Graphic 45 creations and much more!

Link: More information here


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