Craft Focus - Page number 62 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

62 THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY Shortlisted for the Gift of the Year Awards 2021, The Crafty Kit Company’s Nordic Gnomes Needle Felting Kit is a firm Christmas favourite! Containing everything needed to make two cheeky little gnomes, the kit is perfect for beginners, and brings a little Scandinavian-inspired hygge to the home. The RRP is £12.50. +44 (0)1620 86090 PARAFFLE Paraffle’s mini embroidery kits are ideal stocking fillers and Secret Santa gifts for crafters. The kit includes a three-inch embroidery hoop, DMC threads on a thread organiser, needle, fabric, and photo instructions. Each kit is beautifully presented in 100 per cent recycled packaging, and uses organic, ethically produced fabric. These Christmas pudding kits, RRP £9.95, are suitable for beginners and will appeal to the growing trend of DIY decorations, as well as more sustainably- minded consumers. All kits are designed and hand made with care in our Edinburgh studio. Paraffle also offers a matching mistletoe bauble kit as part of its Christmas 2021 range. Email or call for a wholesale catalogue. +44 (0)7468 535 475 EXACLAIR ExaClair Limited, the UK supplier of Avenue Mandarine, has added an exciting selection of products to their expansive educational crafts range ahead of the festive season. The Graffy Christmas Advent Calendar features 24 pre-drawn shapes made from premium- quality card by paper experts Clairefontaine. Each of these pre-cut house-shaped designs are numbered from one to 24, making them ideal for colouring in with pencils, felt-tips or paints. When assembled, they can be hung from Christmas trees as baubles or used for room décor − perfect for small items such as sweets and coins to be placed inside in the run up to Christmas Day. +44 (0)1553 696 600 CORINNE LAPIERRE Everything needed to make three felt Scandinavian inspired angels is in the box. These beautifully embroidered decorations look so festive when hung from the tree or around the home. Handmade decorations can be brought out each year to become treasured possessions by generations of family. Handmade in Britain and beautifully packaged in a craft box with printed folk designs on all sides, this fully recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging makes for a beautiful shop display! Corinne uses only the best quality wool- mix felt in distinctive, rich shades. This kit includes several sheets of felt in a variety of colours, assorted DMC embroidery threads, sewing needle, toy filling, organza ribbon, easy-to-follow instructions, stitch guide and full-scale templates. These kits appeal to crafters of all abilities, including those starting out, and they make a perfect gift. There’s the option to make the decorations yourself and gift to someone special in our pretty reusable box. +44 (0)1132 460 403