Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

BOTHY THREADS What’s more British than the sights of London town? From the bold red buses to the winding river Thames, this bright design shouts about the history, the culture and community of England’s capital city. The kit contains: 16 count ice blue Zweigart Aida, pre-sorted stranded cottons, needle, stitch diagram and instructions. The finished size is 36cm by 38cm. This kit uses full cross stitches, back stitch and a few French knots. CORINNE LAPIERRE Inspired by nature, soft spring colours and traditional folk art, this kit is a great way to learn or develop embroidery skills. 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. Handmade in Britain and packaged in the company’s signature brown craft boxes, with printed folk-art motifs on every side, the fully re-useable, recyclable, and compostable packaging also makes for a great shop display. The trade price is £8.30 (RRP £19.95). +44 (0)1132 460 403 CRAFTY YOU CRAFTY ME All Crafty You Crafty Me kits are lovingly designed and manufactured in Great Britain with a strong emphasis on delivering easy to use, eco-conscious craft kits. All of the kits come with step-by-step instructions and templates where needed making them ideal for beginners and packaged in a beautiful sleeve kraft box ideal for displaying on shelves and gifting. With crafts including mosaics, sewing, needle felting and macramé there’s something for everyone. PHOTOCENTRIC Since 2002, Photocentric has been flying the British manufacturing flag for craft. Based in Cambridgeshire, UK, the company is a trusted manufacturer of Photopolymer Clear Stamps. With three Queen’s Awards under its belt and a recent visit from HRH, The Princess Royal, the company really does ensure it’s offering the Best of British service to customers all around the globe. So much so, that Managing Director, Paul Holt has recently been honoured with an MBE for his commitment to international trade. However, it’s their UK customers that enjoy additional benefits from the British base. Lead times, lower transport costs and the option to collect from site, are just a few reasons to buy British. In addition to clear stamps, Photocentric also offers a growing range of other bespoke craft products, such as stencils, printed papers and more, as it enables creative businesses of all shapes and sizes to bring their brand to life. +44 (0)1733 349 937 50