Craft Focus - Page number 28 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

DOODLECRAFT DESIGN There’s a flower attributed to every month of the year and a meaning for every flower. Using these elements, DoodleCraft Design has created a design for each month which is stitched in cross stitch and blackwork embroidery, the design also incorporates the colour attributed to the month. Each month is available as a full kit, which includes everything you need to stitch the design, or a chart only kit which includes the chart and all the instructions. There’s also the option of a full or chart only kit for the full year in flowers. The individual month designs measure 7in x 8in (16cm x 21cm) and use approximately 20 DMC thread colours and the full year measures 23in x 23.5in (60cm x 60cm). +44 (0)1333 429 597 SEARCH PRESS Celebrate the beauty of botanical embroidery with this collection of 30 stunning projects designed by renowned Japanese embroidery artist, Alice Makabe. As embroidery continues to grow as a contemporary craft of choice, discover the beauty of botanical embroidery with this collection of 30 exquisite motifs and projects inspired by flowers, fruit, foliage and other natural forms. Stitch your way through an assortment of elegant designs organised by colour, from pinks and subtle yellows to lush greens and moody blues. Learn how to use specific embroidery stitches to replicate the textures and shapes of flowers, leaves and stems. Beautiful Botanical Embroidery includes full-size, easy-to-follow templates and a useful embroidery stitch guide. As well as the beautiful embroidery motifs, there are also project instructions for creating gorgeous bags, aprons, pillow covers, pincushions, pouches and more. +44 (0)1892 510 850 GROVES You can easily create beautiful projects with this excellent multi-function, Tambour Bead and embroidery needle tool from Trimits. This invaluable tool allows you to create beautiful motifs, easily apply sequins and beads to fabric and to create quick and easy chain stitching. Each tool comes with three different sized needles (0.7mm, 0.9mm, 1.2mm) so you can use different thread weights depending on your project and full instructions. Also known as Kantan Couture needle, this product comes with full instructions. HAWTHORN HANDMADE An embroidery project is the ideal way to switch off and relax as you get lost in the stitches. The Fields of Provence kit is perfect for beginners and will instantly transport you to long summer days in beautiful meadows. With a design pre-printed on the fabric, this kit contains everything you need to create your own beautiful piece of hoop art. +44 (0)1258 863 873 28