Craft Focus - June/July 2020 (Issue 79)

20 ENVELOPES Established more than 20 years ago, Envelopes Ltd has grown from a small family run company to having what it believes is one of the largest stocks of envelopes and postal packaging in the UK. With the growing concerns for the environment, Envelopes felt that it was important to introduce a range of eco-friendly packaging to our customers, offering a plastic-free alternative to all the current available options. The goal is to reduce harmful products from the world of envelopes and postal packaging, promoting sustainable materials and reducing its impact on the environment. There’s been a massive demand from new and existing customers for eco- friendly products, and helping them reduce their impact on the environment at a reasonable price is one of the company’s intentions. Envelopes has created a new brand category, Envirolopes, which houses an ever- increasing range of envelopes and postal packaging products which are made solely from environmentally-friendly materials. The award-winning Flutelopes are a perfect alternative to plastic bubble bags. They have a protective corrugated inner layer and are made entirely of paper and glue. This makes them completely plastic-free, fully recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. Flutelopes are available in a range of sizes to protect your most precious items and come in four colours: white, black, red and orange. +44 (0)1628 810 000 EXACLAIR Exaclair has launched Clairefontaine Sewing Paper, a new product range enabling crafters to design and make their own bags, belts, wallets and other fashion accessories from a roll of material. The sewing paper is made to look and feel like real leather but is instead made of a durable and environmentally- friendly material. Extremely flexible and robust, the sewing paper can be washed, ironed, sewn, glued, embroidered, coloured, embossed, braided, and folded. The poduct comes in six different colours: white, kraft, black, gold, silver, and rose gold. Lawrence Savage, marketing manager at ExaClair says the new sewing papers are perfect for those who want to improve their arts and crafts skills: “These very versatile papers allow customers to test their crafting skills and create beautiful, bespoke accessories that they can be proud of for years to come.” +44 (0)1553 696 600 SEARCH PRESS Debbie Shore’s Sewing Room Secrets: Quilting by Debbie Shore is jam-packed with hands-on, practical advice, and with gorgeous projects to practise the skills you learn, Debbie will teach you everything you need to know about quilting. Whether you’re at the start of your sewing journey or are already an experienced quilter, you’ll be inspired by Debbie’s friendly and easy-to-follow approach to useful quilting techniques. Beginning with a section on quilting essentials she’ll guide you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need. The second section then introduces you to the key quilting techniques you’ll need to know: discover patchwork favourites such as disappearing nine patch and English paper piecing, different quilting styles, sashing, binding and more each explained clearly with stitched samples or illustrated step by steps. Projects then follow a single or selection of core quilting skills, so you can put your new knowledge into practice. +44 (0)1892 510 850 WORLD OF WOOL Sari Silk Technicolour and Sari Silk Odyssey are featured here; some of World of Wool’s new ranges. These mesmerising blends of Sari Silk colours, create a beautifully rich blend. Please note that as Sari Silks are handmade, there may be a colour/shade difference in batches and imagery is for base colour reference. +44 (0)1484 846 878