Craft Focus - April/May 2022 (Issue 90)

18 GROVES Macramé continues to take the craft world by storm, with new ideas for homeware, fashion and accessories this trend is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Trimits, has added a fantastic new accessory kit to its collection. In this kit you’ll receive a variety of wooden beads and hoops in popular seasonal pastels. Perfect accessories for wall hangings and more. Being EN71 tested means these are also safe to use for toys. Kit includes: 20mm x 25mm round beads, 10mm x 20mm geo beads, 1cm x 4.5cm ring, 1cm x 7cm ring and 1cm x 5.5cm ring. This kit is also a part of the ever growing range of plastic-free packaging products Groves has to offer. SOLOCRAFTS After many years of success with its felt appliqué Christmas kits, Design Works Crafts has just released a range of stunning floral felt appliqué kits to brighten the home all year round. Felt appliqué is a great technique and with a little help easy enough for youngsters to tackle. These simple but effective kits feature a silhouette print on white cotton fabric, and coloured felt which is cut using the paper templates and stitched onto the printed fabric to build up a burst of colour and texture. These kits are complete with thread and sewing needle, and retail for £20.99 each. +44 (0)161 464 7313 CORINNE LAPIERRE This charming embroidery hoop design is perfect for letting nature into your home and celebrate the return of birds in your garden. Designed with beginners in mind, it’s a perfect project to learn or develop embroidery skills. Working with wool mix felt is always a delight as it’s so soft and luxurious. 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 our 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) and all trade orders receive free PoS including free sample pack to make your own display. +44 (0)1132 460 403