Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

BOTHY THREADS We’d love our sewing room to look like this, it’s so colourful and full of goodies! This bright and bold design, Sewing Fun, is created by Kate at Bothy Threads, using artwork from the talented Julia Rigby. The kit contains; 14 count antique white Zweigart Aida, presorted stranded cottons, needle, stitch diagram and instructions. The finished size measures 37cm x 15cm. This kit uses full cross stitches, a few fractional stitches, back stitch and French knots. HERITAGE CRAFTS Buddleia Butterfly (PUBB1611) is part of the Peter Underhill collection range. The design measures 12cm x 17cm and has an RRP £18.20. Kits contain: Zweigart fabric, DMC Stranded cottons sorted on to numbered cards, a needle and clear charts and instructions. THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY This felt appliqué kit by The Crafty Kit Company has everything needed to create a beautiful felt scene of a Scottish puffin on grassland. With no complicated stitches to master, it’s ideal for beginners and young crafters. Proudly designed and made in Scotland by The Crafty Kit Company’s small but dedicated team, inside you’ll find quality wool mix felt, a selection of sewing threads, a paper template, and a 15cm embroidery hoop. The RRP is £13.60. +44 (0)1620 860 907 PARAFFLE Stitchers can create gorgeous bags with Paraffle’s Tote Embroidery Kits. Available in over 20 designs (including this bright sunrise pattern), they’re suitable for beginners and provide detailed photo instructions. Each kit contains an organic and Fair Wear tote bag, DMC threads on a thread organiser, a needle, 8in embroidery hoop, stitch guide, and fusible interfacing (to tidy up the bag inner). The pattern is pre-printed on adhesive, water soluble paper, making it easy to stick on the transfer, stitch, then wash it away. This is all packaged in a gorgeous presentation box, perfect for gifting. These tote kits are ideal for crafters who want to make something functional − especially as we start to spend more time outside! The RRP is £25. +44 (0)7468 535 475 70