Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

CHASING THREADS A DIY kit to sew what you’ve grown - or just stitch your favourite vegetables to bring the canvas to life with colourful embroidery. Covered with lovely handdrawn illustrations of vegetables, these tote bags and aprons already looks gorgeous without any extra stitches. The complete kit includes instructions, needle and 14 colour threads to get creative with! WOOL AND THE GANG Meet Needlepoint, the latest craft to join the gang. Just like stitching by numbers, it’s as easy for beginners as it is for seasoned stitchers. There are three dreamy designs to get your mitts on, inspired by cosy, calming Scandinavian vibes. CRAFTER’S COMPANION Whisk your Christmas card, craft and handmade gifts away to a fantastical world of snow-frosted forests, whimsical characters and cosy charm with the Violet Studio Nutcracker Collection. This enchanting papercraft and sewing collection invites you to tell the traditional story of the Nutcracker through handmade Christmas decorations, stockings, cards and gifts! A full cast of characters, from Clara and the Mouse King to the Nutcracker himself, are brought to life in folk-inspired illustrations. And a palette of velvety red, sugarplum pink and forest green combine with textural trimmings and antique gold accents create a festive and opulent look. +44 (0)1388 660 930 HAWTHORN HANDMADE The team at Hawthorn Handmade are big lovers of all things craft (no surprises there!) and this new set of felt craft kits lets us all wear our love for craft with pride! Choose your favourite craft and get stitching with the complete kit including detailed instructions giving you everything you need, even down to the pins! 46