Craft Focus - June/July 2020 (Issue 79)

54 CORINNE LAPIERRE This mini kit by Corinne Lapierre is perfect for children who want to learn to sew. The Felt Bee and Flower kits contains absolutely everything to make one busy bee and one daisy, perfect for nature lovers. The wool mix felt is soft and tactile, making it fun and easy to handle and the instructions are clear and simple. This kit is recommended for ages six and over, with supervision, as it contains a real needle. The trade price is £3. All trade orders will receive free PoS and sample packs. EXACLAIR ExaClair has launched a new Décopatch elephant kit to complement its popular mini kits range, containing everything required for a new Décopatch project all in one convenient box. The new mini kit, perfect for kids, contains one ready-to- decorate mâché elephant, two sheets of Décopatch paper, one glue pot and a brush, with pictures on the packaging, designed to inspire crafters. Other mini kits include the dinosaur, dolphin, unicorn, rabbit, llama and butterfly, to name a few! Lawrence Savage, marketing manager at ExaClair, says the mini kits are a great way for children to get creative and have fun: “Simple and original, these mini kits are an ideal activity for children and parents. They offer an imaginative and enjoyable way for the family to spend time together.” +44 (0)1553 696 600 CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE The Lara Ladybird Starter Tapestry Kit (RRP £12) has been designed to introduce young and old to the fun of needlepoint. Starter kits are easily completed and ideal for children aged seven to 70 plus. It comes complete with easy to understand stitching instructions, 10 hpi colour printed canvas, needle and all the wool needed to complete the tapestry. +44 (0)843 479 3071 SEARCH PRESS How to Draw: Unicorns by Sharon Hurst shows you how to draw 26 fantastic unicorns in just seven easy stages. Unicorns have captured the imagination of people all over the world. These fantastical creatures have never been so popular, and well-known fantasy artist Sharon Hurst shows you how to bring them to life in this, her first book. Each one starts with a few basic shapes and is developed into a finished tonal drawing, and a final coloured version shows you how to take your drawing even further. Choose from majestic winged creatures or playful young unicorns and discover how easily you too can create these amazing fantasy animals. +44 (0)1892 510 850 CRAFT BUDDY Specifically designed for children aged six and over, Frameables from Craft Buddy are perfect for developing motor skills as well as improving their hand-eye coordination. Part of the wider Crystal Art ® range, they make use of the on-trend ‘diamond painting’ technique, whereby children pick up crystals carefully using a magic pen (included), and then place them onto their assigned place on the sticky canvas fabric. Think painting by numbers, but with crystals! The kits come with colourful picture frames, allowing children to easily display their creative genius on a desk or shelf for all to see. This craft is perfect for improving concentration, focus and developing manual dexterity and co-ordination, and has seen a swift rise in global popularity.