Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

ANCIENT WISDOM For centuries, clay has been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes in many cultures. Nowadays, clay face masks are used as one of the most effective treatments for skin problems. Here, Ancient Wisdom has introduced clay face mask powders, perfect for pamper sets. To make the clay mask, simply mix a small amount of the clay with water or Ancient Wisdom’sr Floral Water until it forms into a smooth paste, apply and allow it to stand for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the paste dries. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat the face dry with a soft towel. +44 (0)1142 729 165 STOCKWELL CERAMICS Stockwell Ceramics produces many ranges of ceramic buttons handmade entirely in Cornwall including iconic William Morris designs, beautiful heritage bird illustrations and many vintage images from The Warner Textile Archive. Suitable for all sewing and knitting projects as well as craft projects of all sorts including patchwork, quilting, bags, hats and much more they make for ideal embellishments for a favourite cardigan, coat or jacket. Perfect for card making and wedding favours, these buttons are lightweight and surprisingly robust. Something beautiful to add to any button collection. SUPPLIES FOR CANDLES Supplies for Candles not only provide the highest quality products but has recently developed the ProWax range to produce candles and wax melts with a premium finish and extra strong scent throw. The range features three wax types including ParaSoy − a paraffin and soy wax blend; ProSoy − a pure soy wax blend; and the Soya Free range which includes coconut and sunflower oil wax blends. These waxes have been specifically formulated to hold high levels of fragrance oil, boast minimal frosting, and showcase vibrant colours when used with dyes. They’re also quick setting and don’t require any additional additives, pours or remelting. You’ll get candles with pristine glass adhesion and smooth tops, even after burning and perfect wax melts every time with easy mould release and bloom resistance! Available for both candles and wax melts, the ProWax range is biodegradable and cruelty free. Suppliers for Candles is also in the process of developing a new formula for its container wax in the ProSoy range with all vegan ingredients. DANNELLS LTD Dannells is your one-stop-shop for lampshade making supplies including backings, textiles, frames, rings, tape, trim, tools. The company manufactures everything you need to make hard and soft-sided lampshades. The Needcraft Lantern Making Kits are ideal for use both outdoors and in. Using only 35cm wide x 15cm of fabric they’re perfect for using up leftover fabrics from interiors projects. 52