Craft Focus - April/May 2022 (Issue 90)

64 ANCIENT WISDOM Get the exotic tropical look in your shop with these Rayung Pampas Displays. Dried, exotic Rayung Grass dyed in a variety of colours, braided on vertical bamboo sticks, are a beautiful interior decoration. These elongated fluffy stems will sit effortlessly in any setting. You can create an eye-catching display with Rayung Grass, to help attract customers into your store. They’re approximately 1.6m-2m in height with knockdown extension for easy transportation. They’re a natural product, handmade in Java by small family businesses and sold in sets of three. +44 (0)1142 729 165 ARTCUTS Instantly bring summer into your home with this 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! Artcuts has focussed on simple crafting techniques so that the kit is accessible for all levels of makers to achieve a delightful decoration. 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 KNITTING FEVER Asaginu combines the finest linen with traditional Japanese ‘art paper’ from the Mino area of Japan called Washi. French linen is widely known as a ‘king of linen’ for its softness, ability to create a vapor barrier (for example, hygroscopic), and durability. This property of creating a vapor barrier so the knitted fabric does not stick to your skin when you sweat is very high in Washi paper as well - the Japanese call this ‘Shari-kan’ which is the minimal contact of the fibre to the skin. The fabric created from this yarn is the perfect summer yarn for very hot and humid climates.