Meet the Stockist - Riverside Crafts

Retailer: Riverside Crafts
Interviewee:  Donna McKean Smith
Date: August 2013

Tell us a little bit about your company?

Riverside Crafts has grown through my passion for crafting; we have an extensive range of craft
supplies for card making, scrapbooking, cake decorating, decopatch, jewellery making & fimo to
name a few. We have grown over 12 years to the fabulous well stocked shop we are now with
knowledgeable friendly staff open 7 days a week too.

What is your job role within the company?

I am the owner and founder of Riverside Beads and Crafts
How long have you stocked Trimcraft products?

For as long as I can remember!
What are the bestselling Trimcraft products?

The fantastic papercraft ranges that are launched and the new First Edition Deco Maché papers
are great too

What’s the best thing about working at Riverside crafts?

The great team of knowledgeable crafters that work with me to share our crafty knowledge with
all our customers

Do you like to craft?

Yes at every opportunity, we design projects for many craft & bead publications and launch a lot
of our own kits too, so I’m always making and designing new projects.
What is your top crafting tip?

Invest in a good set of basic craft tools it will create much better finished results
What craft trends are you liking at the moment?

Vintage crafting is very popular both in our craft and bead businesses, the new Deco papers are
fantastic for this trend.

If you were stuck on a desert island (luckily with electricity!) what craft essentials could
you not be without?

The lovely new Lillibet range of papers and embellishments plus my beaded kumihimo projects

If you had a million pounds how would you spend it?

Is that too much to spend on new stock?!

Find out more about Riverside crafts at 50/56 High Street, Market Deeping Peterborough, PE6 8EB,

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