Craft Focus - Page number 52 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

52 CORINNE LAPIERRE Everything needed to complete this knit loving Mrs Cat is in the box. She never goes out without her bag of yarn and needles so she can add a row or two while she is out and about. 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, easy to follow instructions, templates and a stitch guide are included. These kits appeal to crafters of all abilities, including those just starting out and anyone looking for an imaginative gift. The trade price is £4 (RRP £9.60). +44 (0)1132 460 403 SOLOCRAFTS We adore this cuddly baby dragon, a cross stitch cushion kit from Panna. The beautiful colours and sleek face give this a ton of personality. The kit contains 11 count cream aida fabric and stranded cottons from Gamma, needle, coloured paper chart and stitch instructions. Filling must be sourced separately. The finished cushion measures 38cm x 44cm, and retails for £45.99. Needleart World has launched a range of printed cushion front kits, including this modern Patchwork Love design in bright bold colours and a pop art style. The kits feature colour printed 4 count canvas and acrylic yarns, needle and stitch instructions. The kits are sewn with a cross stitch which gives great coverage. Backing and filling must be sourced separately. The kits are packed in an attractive box which is useful for storing the kit during stitching. The cushions measure 40cm x 40cm each and retail for £32.99. +44 (0)161 464 7313 THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY Named after two inspiring young crafters, this Poppy & Daisy Mice Needle Felting Kit from The Crafty Kit Company contains everything needed to create two elegant little mice, dressed in their Sunday best! Containing clear photographic instructions, premium felting needles by specialist manufacturer Groz- Beckert, and fine Merino and Corriedale wool, the kit is a fantastic ‘improvers’ kit for those who have already tried needle felting. Find this, along with The Crafty Kit Company’s other needle felting kits on the award-winning trade website. +44 (0)1620 860 907 ZWEIGART Zweigart has introduced a new embroidery Booklet ‘ Namaste ’. Zweigart provides a broad range of great quality needlework fabrics which are colour-fast and easy-care. All the company’s needlework fabrics are made in Germany and help to bring creative embroidery ideas to life. In the new embroidery booklet Namaste (Order No. 104/325) everything revolves around this meditative sport: Geometric mandalas, small motifs on the subject of self care and well-known yoga figures round off the topic perfectly. The matching colour scheme with a combination of petrol blue and shades of purple and beige in Aidas, evenweaves and linen fabrics form the perfect background for every embroidery.