Craft Focus - Page number 47 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

47 FELTING EXACLAIR Avenue Mandarine has launched some new additions to its range of PIX’ Gallery sewing kits to introduce children, aged six years and over, to the joys of stitching. The three new cute designs are cat, tiger and the ever- popular unicorn. Each kit contains a 13cm wooden hoop, printed cotton fabric, pre-cut felt pieces, threads, a needle, thimble and full instructions to make a framed picture. Avenue Mandarine’s extensive range of sewing kits also includes felt jewellery, plastic jewellery to embroider, key rings to embroider, felt key rings, cross stitch pictures, felt animals and felt Christmas decorations. All the sewing kits are supplied in bright and attractive retail packaging. Lawrence Savage, Marketing Manager at ExaClair Limited, the UK supplier for the Avenue Mandarine brand says these new additions offer further choice to get youngsters sewing: “These new designs will appeal to the younger generation and would make great Christmas stocking fillers.” +44 (0)1553 696 600  HEART FELT CREATIONS Super cute and for crafters of all expertise, felting is a great hobby! CORINNE LAPIERRE This adorable Polar Bear mini craft kit contains everything to make one adorable felt hanging decoration. He’s wearing a very stylish embroidered jumper and a jaunty red scarf for extra warmth. This folk animal kit is inspired by woodland, the wonderful creatures that inhabit it and traditional folk art with a modern use of colour. Beautifully packaged in a craft box with printed folk designs on all sides, this fully recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging makes for a beautiful shop display. This kit includes high quality super soft wool mix felt as well as assorted DMC threads, a needle, toy filling and ribbon to make a hanging decoration. Full scale templates and instructions are clear and a stitch guide. +44 (0)1132 460 403 THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY Including nine new kits with stunning spring and summer flowers such as poppies, lavender, and daffodils, The Crafty Kit Company’s new Felt Flowers range is a fantastic introduction to the art of felt craft! Each kit contains quality wool-mix felt, floristry tape and wire, as well as clear, full-colour instructions, allowing crafters to create truly realistic looking everlasting flowers. Find them, along with The Crafty Kit Company’s other craft kits on the award-winning trade website. +44 (0)1620 860 907 SOLOCRAFTS This great craft kit from VDV contains everything you need to make a cute puppy charm for a bag or set of keys, measuring 10cm x 11cm when finished. Designed to be hand stitched this is a lovely kit to work on together with a child. The pack contains felt fabric, sewing needle and threads, beads, ribbon, toy filling, pattern and step by step instructions. The kit retails for just £6.99, making it a pocket money craft project. +44 (0)161 464 7313