Craft Focus - Page number 22 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

22 THE VINYL CORPORATION The Vinyl Corporation has been supplying sign supplies and sign making vinyl to the automotive, marine and exhibition markets for more than 35 years. Clearly in that time the production methods and products available have changed dramatically, now sign makers can obtain holographic, sequin glitter self-adhesive vinyl or Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) in a full gamut of colours and shades. Sign vinyl is sourced from many countries around the world; however, The Vinyl Corporation always endeavours to source as much sign making vinyl as possible from UK manufacturers. Some of the most eye-catching and innovative materials are still designed and produced in the USA, with many also being imported from Europe, which at the moment with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit the confidence and currency can fluctuate on a daily basis, but The Vinyl Corporation has put measures in place to give its clients stability in pricing and supply chain fulfilment, so when a large ongoing project is embarked upon the customer is confident that the whole contract will be able to be fulfilled at the correct price and with the same materials. +44 (0)115 930 1133 DOODLECRAFT DESIGN New for 2021 is this Four Seasons design from DoodleCraft Design stitched in a mixture of cross stitch and blackwork embroidery and with a Celtic knot inspired border. This design is stitched on 18 count fabric and uses 24 colours. +44 (0)1333 429 597 CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE Following the successful 14in Bee on Honeycomb cushion, Cleopatra’s Needle is developing its British Wildlife series to include two completely new designs due in early 2021. These are the New 14in cushion called ‘The Duchess’. It depicts the Duchess of Burgundy Butterfly which is a native butterfly to the British Isles, mainly found in England with a stronghold in the central southern areas and more isolated colonies in the Southern Lakes and the North York Moors. The kit comes complete with a printed canvas on Zweigart 12 hpi canvas, all the wool necessary to compete the kit, needle, stitching and making up instructions, colour and black and white charts. The second new release for 2021 is called ‘Hawk Moth’ it depicts the Elephant Hawk Moth, which is a medium-sized hawk moth, on the wing from May to early August and active at dusk. The cushion shows the Elephant Hawk Moth, on nightly flowering Jasmine. The kit comes complete with the same set contents as the ‘The Duchess’ and the ‘Bee on Honeycomb’ cushions. Please note, the photographs are images of the design not the actual cushion. +44 (0)8434 793 071 MICHAEL’S BRIDAL FABRICS Michael’s Bridal Fabrics has added new glitter tulles into its collection in the last year – perfect to add a little bit of sparkle for any occasion. The company also has an eco range in full swing including fabrics made from oranges, rose petals and bamboo; and laces made from 90 per cent recycled polyester. +44 (0)1322 380 480 k PATTERN WEIGHTS LTD Button Shaped Pattern Weights designed and made in Britain make an ideal gift. Inspired by the BBC’s The Great British Sewing Bee , these newly created button pattern weights are available in eight lovely colour choices and are individually boxed. Pattern weights are handy tools that keep pattern pieces in place to make sure you’re cutting your fabric as accurately as possible. Faster to apply, remove, and adjust than pins, pattern weights won’t bunch the fabric or leave pin-prick holes in your textiles or patterns. They’re a great product to use in conjunction with delicate fabrics you don’t want to mark, or use with thick textiles you can’t stick a pin through. Pattern Weights, also known as fabric weights or sewing and dressmaking weights, are the ideal solution to making perfect cuts every time. +44 (0)1872 571 200