Craft Focus - Page number 61 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

61 TRIED & TESTED THE PRODUCT If you have a product you’d like us to test, get in touch via Craft Focus colleague Nicola Phillips takes on Corinne Lapierre’s Scandinavian Angels Felt Craft Kit ready to give her a tree the hand-made touch this Christmas! CORINNE LAPIERRE +44 (0)1132 460 403 This craft kit contains absolutely everything you need to make three felt Scandinavian Angels. These delicately embroidered decorations are sure to become cherished elements of your festive decor for years to come. Corinne only uses the best, softest, easiest to use wool-mix felt (45 per cent wool, 55 per cent viscose) in distinctive shades that are often hard to find elsewhere and bring your projects to life. You choose which colours to use for their hair, halos, feet and wings to really make these angels one-of-a-kind to your home. HOW TO USE IT All Corinne’s kits include everything you need to do the project including soft wool mix felt, embroidery thread, a needle, ribbon and toy filling (with the exception of scissors!). Nicola said: “I loved the packaging of this this kit, very natural looking, and fitting in nicely with the product offering. The kit came with everything you needed, with extra if you made a mistake. It also offered an element of creativity with extra colour threads, which I thought was great, allowing you to adapt colour schemes to fit in with what you wanted and needed. The materials were good quality, the felt was really strong, in fact when I had to unpick a couple of times, the fabric stayed in perfect shape and condition! “The instructions were good, it allowed for you to be creative as well, working to your own strengths of sewing ability. I will admit to YouTubing a couple of the stitches to see how they’re done but I suppose this is just down to how competent and confident a sewer you are. “Overall, I loved doing this project! It did take longer than I thought it would as I’m a bit of a perfectionist but I really improved and grew in confidence as the project went on and I’m really pleased in particular with my last angel!” FESTIVE FELTING REASONS TO STOCK • Made in Britain • Uses recycled and recyclable materials where the company can • Lovely packaging • Comes with extra clear instructions, full-scale templates and stitch guide