Craft Focus - June/July 2020 (Issue 79)

26 Thrifty f inds Creative kits to please customers at any time of the month! THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY This beautiful blue tit appliqué sewing kit from The Crafty Kit Company celebrates one of Britain’s most loved garden birds. The kit contains everything you need to make a beautiful, colourful piece of felt art, mounted in a bamboo embroidery hoop and ready to hang on the wall. Designed for beginners, there are no complicated embroidery stitches to master, so it’s perfect for young crafters too. One of four nature-themed appliqué sewing kits available from The Crafty Kit Company, it retails at £12 (cost £4.80). HERITAGE CRAFTS The card design: 60 - GB601568 is new this year. The Occasions range by Susan Ryder all have pretty, busy backgrounds to the numbers and are perfect for that special birthday or wedding anniversary. Heritage Crafts is a world leader in counted cross stitch design. The company works with talented artists, including John Clayton, Peter Underhill, Karen Carter and Valerie Pfeiffer to produce highly detailed cross stitch designs which are a joy to stitch. HAWTHORN HANDMADE This weaving loom kit comes with all the materials needed to create a beautiful woven wall hanging, tapestry or woven jewellery. Choose whether to add one of Hawthorn’s pop-up weaving looms to create a complete weaving kit ideal for beginners, or if you’ve already got the loom, just go for the weaving kit without the loom. Every kit contains: - Cotton warp thread - British yarns in chosen colourway (approx. 40g in total) - British roving wool (approx. 25g) - Tapestry needle - Detailed Introduction to Weaving guide including how to get started, different weaving techniques and how to finish your weave. Mix this pack with your own stash of yarn, thread and wool, or with another weaving kit! To get started, you will also need a loom (also available from Hawthorn Handmade) and some scissors. Please note that this kit does not come with a pattern, but provides you with the materials and inspiration to create your own unique design. BOTHY THREADS Bothy Threads has a variety of greetings cards under £15. The design: An Apple for Teacher (XGC13) has an RRP of £9.99. Designed by Margaret Sherry and measuring 10cm x 10cm, the kit contains; 16 count antique white Zweigart Aida, stranded cottons, needle, chart and instructions. A cream triple fold card and envelope are also included. This kit uses full cross stitch, back stitch and French knots. The Christmas design: Counting Snowflakes (XMAS18) has an RRP of £9.99. Also designed by Margaret Sherry and measuring 10cm x 10cm, the kit contains; 16 count misty blue Zweigart Aida, stranded cottons, metallic gold, Lana (a woolly thread), sparkle, sequins, needle, stitch diagrams and instructions. A brown triple fold card and envelope is also included. This kit uses full cross stitch and back stitch.