Craft Focus - April/May 2022 (Issue 90)

 CORINNE LAPIERRE Perfect for all gardening dads, Mr. Hedgehog is a fun project to make. Quick and easy, it’s perfect for beginners and more advanced crafters. Beautifully packaged in Corinne’s signature brown craft box, it contains absolutely everything needed for the project: clearly illustrated instructions and templates, soft wool mix felt, DMC embroidery threads, toy filling, ribbon, and a needle. This kit is suitable for beginners and more experienced crafters wanting to develop their embroidery skills. Check out the full range online where you’ll find other animals with hobbies such as sailing, mechanics and stargazing. The trade price is £4.50 (RRP £10.80) and all trade orders receive free PoS including a free sample pack to make your own display. +44 (0)1132 460 403 S&S HOME SUPPLIES LTD. T/A OLFA UK OLFA’s Rotating Mat is the ultimate, multi-purpose craft mat. Made using the finest materials, it’s highly durable and practical. When cutting through materials, a surface underneath that’s too hard will quickly blunt blades, so it’s essential to use a high-quality cutting mat. Unlike many on the market, OLFA’s mats have a top layer made of flexible olefin resin that will extend the life of your rotary and art blades. Incisions reseal automatically, providing a long-lasting cutting surface. Aside from damaging blades, inferior mats are more prone to deep incisions that cannot heal, leading to inefficient future cuts. The rotating feature of this mat is one of a kind. Its non-slip base has an interlocking top that rotates 360 degrees. This makes it considerably easier to cut out shapes that require turning, such as squares, circles and triangles. Spinning on a fixed point eliminates the need to move the cutting object or strain your hands, arms, back, shoulders or neck trying to work around it. The mat has a white, easy-to-read grid and measurements for accurate cuts every time and straight lines. Both eco-friendly and DEHP-free, they’re also kind to you and the environment. +44 (0)20 8204 1422 ZWEIGART Zweigart’s fabric range offers a great colour selection of AIDAs, evenweaves and linen fabrics for a wide variety of embroidery techniques. Choose your favourite colour for your Father’s Day embroidery project from the company’s website. Zweigart provides a broad range of great quality needlework fabrics which are colour-fast and easycare. All needlework fabrics are made in Germany and help to bring creative embroidery ideas to life. 59 FATHER’S DAY