Craft Focus - December 2021/January 2022 (Issue 88)

ZWEIGART Icy blue tones in combination with strong red and elegant grey make you dream of the Scandinavian winter landscape. The sun sends its rays over the snow-covered trees and makes the snow glitter in its light - the colours 7113 (platin) and 11 (opal) of our items Cashel (28 ct.) and Murano (32 ct.) with woven metallic threads create a nice and shiny effect. Choose your favourite fabrics of this beautiful colour world and get the free chart at Zweigart® provides a broad range of great quality needlework fabrics which are colour-fast, easy-care and absolutely precise in weaving! All needlework fabrics are made in Germany and help to bring creative embroidery ideas to life. Zweigart® is known for diverse innovation in fabrics for crafts and needlework. CORINNE LAPIERRE Everything needed to make these cute Baby Penguins is in the box. Inspired by winter and a love of animals, these wonderful creatures are a joy to craft and would make the perfect gift, either as a set of three or separately. Handmade in Britain and packaged in the company’s signature brown craft boxes, with colourful printed folk art motifs on every side, these kits make for a beautiful winter shop display. Packaging is fully reusable, recyclable, and compostable. This kit is suitable for beginners and more experienced crafters wanting to work with felt or develop ideas. Corinne Lapierre only uses high quality wool mix felt, that’s very soft to the touch and DMC embroidery threads. Also included in this kit is toy filling, a sewing needle and ribbon, as well as full scale templates and clearly illustrated instructions. Kits are original Corinne Lapierre designs. +44 (0)1132 460 403 EAZI CANDLE EaziCandle’s Pillar Wax isn’t only great for making bespoke pillar candles from home but also works perfectly for making wax melts. The melt and pour pillar wax has been developed from the company’s own wax which is used at On a Wick & a Prayer for making their own popular fragranced wax melts. Simply melt the wax in its container using a pan of simmering water, add the pre-measured fragrance, add your required drops of liquid colour and then pour into one of the silicone wax waffle moulds. Once set, the wax melts easily pop out of the mould and are ready to enjoy straight away! EaziCandle’s ceramic melters have been designed to be the perfect height to get the best from your wax melt fragrance. You can any of the company’s waxes for making wax melts and the silicone wax waffle moulds are a great way to use up any leftover wax after making candles. Get in touch with one of the team for more information. +44 (0)1335 390 639 VIRIDIAN Viridian is delighted to introduce its new range of Opal 4ply yarn Van Gogh. Opal first presented these impressionistic colourways in honour of Vincent van Gogh 10 years ago and they’ve never been forgotten. There are eight new colours this year. Van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of the 19th century and went down in world history with his colour intensive paintings. Opal is the home of limited edition self-patterning sock yarn. Most ranges are made of 75 per cent wool and 25 per cent polyamide − it’s hard wearing yet gentle, perfect for both little ones and the more mature skin.  63 WINTER CRAFTS