Craft Focus - April/May 2022 (Issue 90)

SEARCH PRESS Mike Aspinall (The Crafty Gentleman) is a selfconfessed craft addict. He believes passionately that crafting is for everyone, so he set up his blog to celebrate the diversity of making things (and hopefully to encourage a few more men into the world of crafts). He posts original craft projects, recipes, tips and DIY inspiration, all from his home in Liverpool. Paper piecing involves stitching fabrics over paper templates, and allows you to create complex geometric designs easily. Modern Paper Piecing starts with the key materials and tools you need, followed by seven stunning contemporary designs, each demonstrating a new paper piecing technique. Every design features illustrated step-by-step instructions, and comes with 26 full-size templates for you to cut out and stitch on to right away. +44 (0)1892 510 850 HERITAGE CRAFTS Circle of Love (GYCL1620) is part of The Golden Years Collection from Peter Underhill. The design measures 23cm x 16cm and has an RRP £26.20. The design is stitched on 14ct aida and is whole stitch only. CRAFTER’S COMPANION Put those precious memories on display and customise your own treasure trove of sweet moments with the Mini Memories Collection from Gemini. This papercraft collection invites you to personalise your own totally customisable memory album and storage system to fill with photos and precious moments. The Mini Memories range includes everything you need to create beautiful memory albums, storage boxes, box files and sets of drawers. With a full collection of dies, reusable plastic templates, metal box corners and ornate handles you can create and decorate mini books, flip books, notepads and so much more! The possibilities for personalisation are endless. All you need is a die-cutting machine, a die and your chosen card or paperstock. Simply create your plate combination using the helpful Sandwich Guide in the instruction manual and run through your die-cutting machine. Combine your index pages with the page spine and binding, decorative accessories and accessory templates sets to create a professional looking memory book, notebook and more! Or why not create a fold-out creation with the flip book die set. Everything in the Mini Memories collection is sized and designed to work perfectly together to create sweet memory books with customised storage boxes and stackable drawers. So you can keep all of your precious moments together! Prices start from RRP £4.99. +44 (0)1388 660 930 58