Craft Focus - Page number 74 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

74 PEAK DALE PRODUCTS Peak Dale’s recycled kraft cracker kits went with a bang last Christmas. They come with hats, snaps, mottos/jokes and even decorative raffia, all of which can be put straight into the recycling bin. +44 (0)1298 78447 HERITAGE CRAFTS Two Turtle Doves (KCTD16010) is part of The Karen Carter Collection for Heritage Crafts. A Partridge in a Pear Tree and Three French Hens are also part of the range. The kits contain: Zweigart 14ct aida fabric, DMC stranded cottons sorted on to numbered cards, a needle, and clear charts and instructions. BECCA MACDONALD STUDIO Capture your own fingerprints with The Personal Touch Jewellery Crafting Kit. Brought to you by Becca Macdonald Studio, the fingerprint jewellery is created in your hands and finished in hers. The kits include everything needed to craft up to two silver fingerprint necklaces from the comfort of home. No moulds will be made and no casts will be copied, the piece of silver that’s touched will become the fingerprint charm that’s worn. Create with your little ones, a precious reminder of them being so little. The Personal Touch Jewellery Crafting Kits include illustrated instructions and access to an online tutorial video, ensuring anyone can create an utterly unique necklace to be treasured. The one-of-a-kind, never to be recreated, silver necklaces will be returned in the post after Becca Macdonald Studio has worked its magic. Of all the billions of people in the world, no two of us will have the same fingerprints, not even identical twins! There really is nothing more original to a loved one than the mark of their touch. The kit was devised during lockdown whilst there was distance between us all, for what’s more personal than a fingerprint to keep that special someone close? SOLOCRAFTS This lovely brightly coloured wreath counted cross stitch design from RIOLIS would bring Christmas joy to any house. With candy canes, sweets and gingerbread cookies galore this is certain to inspire a festive sweet tooth. The pack contains 14 count white Zweigart aida fabric, Anchor stranded cottons, needle, coloured chart and stitch instructions. The finished wreath measures 30cm x 30cm and retails for £44.99. Bead embroidery is an addictive craft and Christmas designs especially look great in this format due to the added sparkle from the beads. This new design is called Deer in Winter , and the picture is made using a half cross stitch in straight rows, adding a bead for each stitch following the symbols printed on the fabric, or the paper chart also provided. Each pack contains printed satin fabric, with stunning backgrounds and needle guide marks as well as the coloured symbols, beading needle and thread along with 506 grams of seed beads. The finished design measures 47cm x 33cm and retails for £101.99. +44 (0)161 464 7313