Craft Focus - Page number 48 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

48 SEARCH PRESS Making Felt Hats is a beginner’s guide to creating six stunning styles for all occasions by Bobbi Heath. Bobbi starts with the basics of how to measure your head, then talks you through the secrets of stiffening the felt, using steam to mould your fabric, and blocking. Learn invaluable stitching and edging techniques, then have fun experimenting with trimmings to make your hat unique. With a foreword by Dillion Wallwork, a London hat designer and prominent milliner for more than 30 years, this practical book will appeal to all hat lovers and anyone looking for an easy introduction to the art of millinery. GROVES Brand new to its autumn/winter collection are these delightful needle felting frame kits. Each kit not only includes everything you need to complete your design and easy-to-follow instructions but is also one of Groves’ many plastic-free packaged products! Give the gift of trying a new craft whilst doing your bit towards moving to a more sustainable future. The finished size is 20.3cm x 20.3cm. Groves has added more than 100 new products to its autumn/winter collection, including many more new Trimits craft kits. Head to the website to see all the designs available. +44 (0)1844 258 100 HAWTHORN HANDMADE These look good enough to eat! Get felting this Christmas and turn the loose British wool into a festive treat. Detailed step-by- step instructions show you everything you need to make three delicious mini mince pies. The kit also includes candy-striped ribbon to turn them into hanging decorations. +44 (0)1258 863 873