Craft Focus - Page number 27 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

Life’s rich tapestry Traditional and modern designs to suit any taste plus great tools to help you on your way! PARAFFLE Paraffle Embroidery kits are now made using organic and ethically produced fabric. Each kit includes DMC threads, a thread organiser, embroidery hoop, needle, pattern printed on transfer paper, fabric, and high quality photo instructions. These are aimed at beginners, with plenty of tips and advice included; and make ideal gifts for crafters looking for contemporary embroidery projects. Continuing Paraffle’s commitment to eco-friendly and socially responsible crafting, the fabric in these kits is ethically produced and organic, and our kits are packaged using sustainable materials. All Paraffle designs are available for wholesale, including the best-selling whale design (RRP £21.50). Check the website for more designs, or email/call for a wholesale catalogue. +44 (0)7468 535 475 OH SEW BOOTIFUL Bargello tapestry originated in Italy in the 17 th century and made a comeback in the ’70s. This time it’s back again with bold and modern designs. Bargello is a type of needlepoint that uses just straight stitches to build up the design. It’s a super-fun craft, really easy to pick up and once you’re in the swing it’s such a relaxing and enjoyable craft to lose yourself in. The ‘Can I have a bee please, Bob?’ design is the first to be released in Oh Sew Bootiful’s new Bargello range. The kit includes everything needed to make this striking honeycomb tapestry and makes a wall hanging with a finished size of 15cm x 20cm. In keeping with the range of embroidery kits the Bargello kits include the best quality supplies including full skeins of DMC Tapestry wool, tapestry canvas cut to size, John James embroidery needle, wooden dowels, Bargello pattern and comprehensive, illustrated instructions from start the finish. All the packaging is completely plastic free. The RRP is £27.95. CORINNE LAPIERRE Inspired by local autumnal nature walks and the rich, distinctive colours found in woodlands, this kit is perfect for the season and the appliqué motifs can be applied to other items around the home, such as the edge of a table runner or cushion. The embroidered 19cm Appliqué Felt Hoop, depicting three beautiful toadstools, acorns and foliage is our latest and most hoop popular design. This kit includes a variety of high quality super soft wool mix felt sheets, assorted DMC embroidery threads, sewing needle and a 19cm wooden hoop. Full scale templates, easy-to-follow instructions and stitch guide are included in the box. This kit is suitable for beginners learning new sewing kills and for more advanced crafters looking to develop their own ideas. Based in Yorkshire, these kits are handmade and beautifully packaged in fully recyclable, reusable and compostable craft boxes featuring a pretty folk design. +44 (0)1132 460 403 BOTHY THREADS Introducing Winter Robins Tapestry, an exclusive look at one of the 39 new designs being launched by Bothy Threads on 12 th October, 2021. Winter Robins is a bold festive image designed by artist Karen Tye Bentley and expertly converted into a tapestry kit by Kate Golby. Karen and Kate worked together to develop this bright modern twist on Bothy’s Arts and Crafts projects, which were originally inspired by the repetitive mirror image designs of William Morris. This stunning kit allows crafters to create a traditional yet current festive piece for their homes. Winter Robins is designed on 10 count full colour printed Zweigart interlock canvas, the kit includes Anchor tapestry wools, needle, stitch diagrams and instructions. Finished size approximately 14 inches square. To see the rest of the new designs, check out on 12 th October, 2021.  27 TAPESTRY & EMBROIDERY