Craft Focus - Page number 30 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

DIZZY & CREATIVE One of the large and ever-changing Dizzy & Creative ‘Embroidery in 2-Stitch Steps’ range, surely every home needs a Norman! Each kit in this range uses just two stitches to create a fun design and the range covers many stitch combinations, enabling the stitcher to build a stitch repertoire in easy stages. The kits are perfect for anyone learning to stitch, those wishing to explore new stitches or for experienced stitchers who want the occasional light project for fun. The kits make perfect gifts, handbag-size to take on holiday or have on the go to pick up in spare moments. Finished panels can be re-used in projects such as cushions or quilts, or simply mounted as wall art. Each stitch used is set out step-by-step for both right- and left-handed stitchers, a signature of all Dizzy & Creative kits. Norman uses chain stitch and buttonhole stitch, and the kit comes with the colour design and outline printed on quality cotton, DMC threads, needle, practice fabric and clear step-by-step instructions. Norman (#20040) has an RRP£12. +44 (0)7398 761 418 F.A. EDMUNDS & CO., INC. The F.A. Edmunds Stitch Master adjusts from 8in to 27in and will hold stretcher bars, hoops and scroll frames. The base also adjusts which means you can get into your most comfortable working position! ZWEIGART With Santa Claus, reindeer, snowmen or classic motifs such as fir trees, Christmas tree baubles and nutcrackers, the new embroidery booklet ‘Christmas’ (Order No. 104/324) offers numerous ideas for beautiful Christmas decorations. The matching colour scheme with a combination of the classic Christmas red and green is timeless and simply goes well with Christmas every year. Together with Zweigart’s all-over print ‘Mini Dots’ of the Edinburgh article, the colour world still has a modern look and lets your own creativity run free for numerous Christmas projects. Zweigart provides a broad range of great quality needlework fabrics which are colour-fast, easy-care and great for weaving. All needlework fabrics are made in Germany and help to bring creative embroidery ideas to life. 30