Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

BOTHY THREADS Get ready for Easter with some homemade Easter cards. Easter Bunny is one of many cross stitch greetings cards available from Bothy Threads. The kit contains: 16 count white Zweigart Aida, stranded cottons, needle, chart and instructions. A brown triple fold card and envelope are also included. The finished size measures 10cm x 10cm. This kit uses full cross stitch, back stitch and French knots. PARAFFLE Go mad for a March hare with Paraffle’s Hare embroidery kit! Featuring a moon gazing hare design, stitched in Sammy from Paraffle’s paisley inspired style, this is a stunning project for beginners. The kit contains everything needed to create a finished piece of embroidery: 8in embroidery hoop, organic and ethically produced fabric, DMC thread (on a helpful thread organiser), needle, pattern transfer, and detailed instructions − all packaged in a stylish presentation box, ideal for gifting. The Hare was first released in spring 2021, and has since become Paraffle’s top selling embroidery kit. The RRP is £21.50. +44 (0)7468 535 475 ARTCUTS Instantly bring spring into your home with Artcuts’ wooden Daisy Wreath Craft Kit. Inspired by daisy chains, delicately drawn leaves twist around a wooden wreath, which is embellished with dainty flowers and textured twine. With helpful instructions, makers will learn how to colour the wood using specialist ink and will be guided through decorating the embellishments to bring the wreath to life! With great gifting appeal the kit is neatly boxed and includes all the components as well as a short video tutorial. It’s made from sustainable FSC certified Scandinavian birch wood, which is smoothly sanded for quality results. Each one of Artcuts’ craft kits is designed and manufactured from the company’s studio and workshops in the Surrey Hills. The RRP is £19.95. +44 (0)1342 843 843 THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY Designed by needle felting artist Alison Rumbles for The Crafty Kit Company, this needle felting kit is a fantastic project for those who have tried and enjoyed needle felting before, and would like to take their skills to the next level. Detailed instructions guide crafters through the process of creating a beautifully realistic wild Scottish hair by creating a wire armature, gradually adding felting wool, and finally adding the subtle details that bring the project to life! The RRP is £24.95. +44 (0)1620 860 907 60