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Sewing Street presenter John Scott has announced plans to launch his own video platform and online community.

John Scott's Threads of Life will go live on Monday 5th February and is set to offer members an array of exclusive shows including sewing masterclasses, celebrity interviews as well as a deep dive into his fascinating life.

Members will also be able to take part in live sew-a-longs, enter exclusive competitions as well as have access to a dedicated app for Apple & Android devices.

To find out more and to sign up for first access, visit

Gemporia Craft, a leading name in the crafting industry, is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its family – Sizzix.

Sizzix, renowned for its innovative and high-quality crafting tools and supplies, is set to join the HobbyMaker team in the new year. This strategic partnership reflects Gemporia Craft's commitment to providing a diverse range of best-in-class crafting products to its valued customers.

About Gemporia Craft

With a focus on quality and creativity, Gemporia Craft has become a go-to destination for crafting enthusiasts. HobbyMaker has become the home of many of the nation’s most love craft brands and the partnership with Sizzix continues to support our ambitious growth plans.

About Sizzix

Established in 2001, the Sizzix family of products has continued to grow and evolve, to support a growing desire from customers to expand their making styles and develop their creative journey.

A Shared Passion for Crafting

The union of Gemporia Craft and Sizzix signifies a shared passion for crafting excellence. By joining forces, both brands aim to enhance the crafting experience for enthusiasts and provide a broader array of choices for creative projects.

“This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to offering the best in crafting to our customers. Sizzix's reputation for innovation aligns seamlessly with our values, and we look forward to the exciting possibilities this partnership will bring."

Scott Stone Managing Director Gemporia Craft

"Sizzix is thrilled to be a part of the Gemporia Craft family. This collaboration opens up new avenues for our products and allows us to reach a broader audience of passionate crafters. We are excited about the creative synergies that will emerge from this partnership."

Hannah Owen Head of Sales Ellison

The new partnership will be supported by a series of shows beginning January, featuring Sizzix craft experts including Pete Hughes, Jessica Slack and Sharon Curtis alongside HobbyMaker’s team of presenters.

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Ideal World is coming to a Virgin Media telly near you!

On Wednesday, 6th December, Ideal World will now be broadcasting from Virgin Media Channel 747, and it's in fantastic HD too!

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