Craft Focus - Page number 80 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

80 Trick or treat? Halloween décor is growing year on year so mak sure you have some of these fabulous crafts to stock in your store EXACLAIR Décopatch® has launched some new additions to its ever-popular range of papier mâché shapes in preparation for this seasonal celebration. The cauldron is perfect for collecting treats or making a Halloween decoration for the home. Complementing this are the ‘cheeky’ smiley faced squash and new pumpkin shapes, which can combine nicely with the existing range of Halloween shapes, including ghosts, bats, skulls, spiders and much more. Lawrence Savage, Marketing Manager at ExaClair Limited, the UK distributor for Décopatch® says these new items for the Halloween range offer extra choice for creating spooky decorations: “Offering a wide variety of papier mâché shapes and papers for Halloween enables users to release their creative flair. Décopatch® is simple and fun for all ages, so even young children can get involved in creating fun decorations.” +44 (0)1553 696 600 BOTHY THREADS This themed kit entitled Spooky! (ref XJR35), measures 29.5cm x 20cm. The kit contains; 14 count cloudy lilac Zweigart Aida, pre-sorted stranded cottons, metallic thread, star sequins, needle, stitch diagram and instructions. It uses full cross stitches, back stitch and two French knots. THE STITCH COMPANY This cross stitch kit, Pumpkin Girl by Leti Stitch comes complete with the necessary embroidery fabric, threads, pattern, needle and instructions. The finished design measures 19cm x 33cm. OH SEW BOOTIFUL A fiendishly simple design featuring lots of cute little ghosts. It’s great for a beginner starting out in embroidery, making it a perfect Halloween gift. Each kit uses the best quality supplies including DMC stranded cotton, a 6in Elbesee wooden hoop, pre-printed 100 per cent cotton fabric and John James needles. This attention to detail means you have everything needed to complete this fantastic piece of hoop art ensuring this Ghosts, Ghosts, Ghosts Embroidery Kit makes for a lovely gift or personal project. The RRP is £22.95.