Craft Focus - February / March 2021 (Issue 83)

DOODLECRAFT DESIGN DoodleCraft Design is a British business based in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. It’s run by Debbie and Gavin Harding who design and deliver classic and contemporary cross stitch and blackwork embroidery charts and kits through their website, from their studio and at craft and stitching shows across the UK. This Botanic chess set is a perfect craft and game for the Easter period. SEARCH PRESS Pocket Pompoms - What could be cuter than a woolly pompom creature? With Sachiyo Ishii’s ridiculously loveable pocket-size creations, you have all the ingredients of a fabulous, fun book. There are 35 imaginative designs for animals, birds, sea creatures, bees and other insects accompanied by clear, step-by step instructions. With sections on materials, tools and basic techniques, you have all you need to get you started. Learn how to make the pompoms, attach them to each other and needle felt on features such as faces, ears, arms and legs adding the features is where their characters really come to life! All the pompoms can be made from scraps of yarn in your stash and each design uses only small amounts. You can be up-to- the-minute with plastic pompom makers or keep it traditional with the cardboard ring technique. Sachiyo’s delightful designs include a ladybird, a fox, a hummingbird, a hamster, a dolphin and a hedgehog. THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY These two popular needle felting kits from The Crafty Kit Company feature a cute little spring lamb and a pair of bright cheery yellow chicks. Ideal for an Easter crafting activity, they make a lovely table or mantlepiece display. Everything needed to create the project is included in the box. The trade price is £4.95 (RRP £12.50). CRAFT BUDDY Launching into the Crystal Art ® collection for spring 2020 alongside the company’s new Disney licensed character ranges, is a stunning Easter Wreath Kit featuring an embellished hare seated prominently within a garland of colourful Easter egg and floral designs. With everything included within the pack to enable you to create a stunning piece of art, the new Easter Wreath Kit will bring a touch of spring warmth and colour to any home. +44 (0)20 3417 6565 46