Craft Focus - Page number 36 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

GROVES A crafter always needs a reliable pair of scissors and these high quality Milward scissors from Groves are sure to fit the bill. Capable of cutting up to an amazing 20 layers of dressmaking fabric in one go. The 25cm, stainless steel blades eliminate adhesive residues. The ergonomically shaped plastic handles provide a comfortable and secure grip and the blades are laser etched with Milward logo. OH SEW BOOTIFUL At Oh Sew Bootiful, all embroidery designs are available as both complete kits and fabric packs. Whilst the complete kits include everything you need to get started, the fabric packs are perfect for more experienced stitchers who already have their favourite supplies at home. The Hot Air Balloon fabric pack is a cheerful design to stitch. There are four types of embroidery stitch in the design, mainly satin stitch which makes for a bold and striking finished piece of hoop art! All of these fabric packs include the embroidery pattern printed in colour on 100 per cent cotton fabric, DMC colour codes and fully illustrated stitch instructions packaged in a branded envelope making it a perfect gift or personal project. The RRP is £12.45. SEARCH PRESS It’s never been more important to be mindful of what we consume. Sew Eco-Friendly will help you to make 25 small but meaningful life swaps to help reduce waste and live more sustainably. Replace disposable face wipes with skin- friendly, washable pads; make beeswax fabric wraps so that you never have to buy single-use plastic food wrap again; make a sturdy shopping tote to replace plastic bags; trade in gift wrap and tape for stylish fabric wraps and gift bags. Packed with all the easy-to- follow instructions and friendly sewing tips you expect from Debbie Shore, this book also contains hints and tips for face scrubs, bath salts and more to use with your new projects, or to make a perfect eco-friendly gift. Vegan alternatives are suggested where possible. +44 (0)1892 510 850 THE STITCH COMPANY This Bird House cross stitch kit (ls-b2399) from The Stitch Company measures 25cm x 36cm. The kit comes complete with the necessary embroidery fabric, threads, pattern, needle and instructions. DOODLECRAFT DESIGN It’s nice to have something to do with your finished stitching project other than hang it on the wall (or put it away safely in a drawer!) and these cushion covers from DoodleCraft Design do just that. Designed in cross stitch and blackwork embroidery and using beautiful hand dyed threads from paint-box threads, there are four designs to choose from, and many more planned. Each design 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. Each design fits a 12in x 12in (30cm x 30cm) cushion pad (not included) and the full kit comes with a piece of calico to create the back of the cover and full instructions on how to make it up. +44 (0)1333 429 597 36