Coates is a family business based in the heart of the Somerset countryside near Taunton. Willow has been grown commercially in this area since the 1800's. The Coate family has been involved with this crop since 1819, and developed the production of artist charcoal in the 1960's. At this time the traditional use for willow, basketmaking, was in severe decline following the increasing use of plastics in the 1950's. If willow cultivation was to continue as part of the family business into the future it was essential to find a new use for the willow.
Since 1992 Conservation by Design has provided a comprehensive range of high quality conservation storage and display products including furniture, showcases acid-free boxes, museum boards and specialist papers to Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Archives worldwide.
Founder, Stuart Welch, had the vision to establish an ethical company with a positive philosophy dedicated to creative, open-minded design and products that would answer the needs of all areas of cultural preservation. Over twenty years on, those values still remain the cornerstone of the CXD business.
Holder of the Royal Warrant by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, CXD’s passion is conservation and its reputation for quality and expertise has been built on an enthusiasm to understand and satisfy the needs of a wide variety of clients. The company’s commitment to craftsmanship and tradition is matched by an advanced product development programme to ensure that it continues to lead the market through innovation.
With Craft Planet you’re guaranteed to find something to engage children’s imaginations and spark their creativity. You’ll find all kinds of amazing value goodies that are perfect for a crafty afternoon on a rainy day – from sequins to pom poms, googly eyes, stickers and sequins.
Creotime is behind a number of Scandinavian developed craft accessories and craft concepts. The variety of craft accessories is very broad. New craft accessories are developed according to Creotime's goal to stay ahead of demand, so the selection is always updated according to fashion, quality and price.
The history of Cretacolor’s graphite pencils, which are still made today in their factory in Hirm, stretches back as far as 1790 - the year in which Joseph Hardtmuth invented the very first graphite pencil in Vienna. Cretacolor have produced a number of esteemed products for fine artists such as the Monolith woodless pencil and the unique coloured charcoal ArtChunky.
Made in Germany using the highest quality materials, most modern production techniques, and all whilst
Established in 1783, by Richard & Thomas Rowney, Daler-Rowney has been manufacturing some of the finest art materials for over 230 years. In 1963, Daler-Rowney became the first manufacturer in Europe to introduce artists' acrylic colour, widely used by artists worldwide. With notable products like System 3 Acrylics and Georgian Oil, Daler-Rowney has become a household name for artists of all abilities globally.
Decopatch is a decorative fab and funky papercraft, a bit like papier-mâché only much prettier! The modern twist on decoupage, it breathes life into objects, using a special paper and glue-varnish. Decopatch looks amazing on card, metal, papier mache, wood, plastic, glass and much more! It’s so simple to do and gives you fantastic results every time.
Derwent pencils are made in the UK by The Cumberland Pencil Company. They have been making pencils in Cumbria since 1832 and combine traditional pencil making skills with state of the art manufacturing techniques. Today, Derwent have a well-established reputation for innovation, inspiring artists with fantastic product ranges such as Inktense, Graphik Line Painters and Tinted Charcoal, alongside their classic range of Artist, Graphic and Watercolour Pencils.