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Time to sparkle
Part two of our christmas special
Find your inner artist
Craft kits aplenty
Trend file: Wreaths
Zweigart talks Christmas!
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Embroidery & tapestry
New designs to master!
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Christmas 2021 owes us one! A profitable time for retailers and such a joyous time to be browsing the high street, resting our shopping bags for a hot chocolate or something stronger, here’s hoping this year is in a completely different league to 2020 when our precious stores were forced to close their shutters.
This issue has a fabulous feature on the mega trend: wreaths! Not just for Christmas, home owners and store owners are decorating their entrances with Halloween themes, spring and easter wreaths and of course festive designs. We can’t get enough of them and have dedicated three pages for the trend! Followed closely by another four pages of our festive finds – either to make and gift or to make and proudly display. There’s a huge focus on sewing & stitching, embroidery & tapestry and art supplies not to mention our brand spanking new section – brimming with exciting new products.
We hope the final quarter is kind to you all and we will embrace and look forward to 2022 and the new trends, technologies and inspirations it will bring.
Rachel Westall, Editor
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Rachel x The most perfect Christmas craft!!
Paraffle's popular Christmas Wreath embroidery kit is designed for beginners and materials include DMC mouliné spécial 25 and metallic threads, a gorgeous beechwood display hoop and jingle bells for an extra flourish to the finished piece.
+44 (0)7468 535 475
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August 2021 sees Rex London celebrate its 40th anniversary. With humble beginnings on a market stall in Portobello Road in 1981, the giftware company has since gone on to become a hugely successful, international online retailer and wholesaler, creating Gifts of Random Kindness at affordable prices.The company began with items that it had simply stumbled upon on their travels around the world. Before long these were on the shelves of high street institutions like Habitat and The Body Shop.For the next two decades, Rex London continued to discover and deliver these Gifts of Random Kindness, until the company decided it was time not only to choose products it liked but also to design them. From floral patterns to adorable animals, Rex has loved creating colourful and playful prints that stand out and bring joy.... read more
During lockdown, many people had time on their hands, stuck in their homes, looking for things to do. This included the young and old and all genders. One craft that became hugely popular during this time was hand embroidery. Many new to the craft didn't have stitchery or embroidery frames so they found embroidery hoops a cheaper, easy and portable way to stitch their designs. They could take it from their armchair to the sunbed easily. Being new to the craft they were without set ideas on what 'the norm' with embroidery is. This allowed some great new ideas to appear. Richard Wood, Commercial Director of Whitecroft Essentials talks to Craft Focus about these exciting developments.... read more