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

DOODLECRAFT DESIGN This pretty floral design is created in DoodleCraft Design’s signature cross stitch and blackwork embroidery and would make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day or any time you wanted something special for your mother. The design is stitched on 14 count aida, measures 8in x 6in (20cm x 15cm) and uses 15 DMC colours, including one metallic thread. Full stitching instructions are included which cover the stitches used in the design and also provides some tips for stitching with metallic threads. +44 (0)1333 429 597 CORINNE LAPIERRE This beautiful 19cm appliqué felt hoop kit is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Its warm, soft, and uplifting colour palette is a treat to make and hang in the home. Handmade in Britain and packaged in Corinne’s signature brown craft boxes, with printed folkart motifs on every side, the fully re-useable, recyclable, and compostable packaging also makes for a wonderful shop display. Inspiration comes from birds and flowers living in warmer climes and this is reflected in its warm, rich colour palette. This design could also be used to appliqué items for the home, for example a cushion cover or table runner, and is a joy to craft or gift. The kit is suitable for beginners who are keen to learn new skills and for experienced crafters looking to further develop ideas or try something different. Everything needed to start crafting is in the box, including high quality soft wool-mix felt, DMC embroidery threads, sewing needle and 19cm wooden hoop. Full scale, easy-to-follow templates and clearly illustrated instructions are also included. +44 (0)1132 460 403 F.A. EDMUNDS & CO., INC. The F.A. Edmunds’ Split Rail Scroll Frames are made of solid hardwood for years of use. The split rail feature allows you to easily slip your project into the slotted dowel rods eliminating the need for tacking or basting your work to the frame. The Split Rail Scroll Frames are available in the following sizes: #2994, 4in x 6in; #2996, 6in x 12in; #2997, 9in x 24in and #2999, 8½in x 18in. PEAK DALE PRODUCTS This large sized flower press is exclusively available from Peak Dale Products. It’s made from quality 9mm plywood, size 240mm x 190mm and features a crocus image, bonded to the top board. Each flower press is sold as a kit containing wing nuts, washers and bolts along with pre-cut blotting paper and cardboard. It also contains full instructions for assembling the press and using it to preserve flowers. 70