Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

 BOTHY THREADS Three beautiful designs feature in the Bothy Threads embroidery range, which was released in September 2022, from artist Lee Foster Wilson. The crafty kits come complete with pre-printed fabric, threads, and a presentation hoop so you can create some stunning artwork for your home. Featuring bold and beautiful flora and fauna, these nature-inspired designs allow you to add as little or as much stitching as you like, perfect for beginners, experts, and everyone in between! Sing, Look Up and Beautiful World are the ideal solution for bringing a little colour into your homes this winter. The RRP is £32.49. 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 hand-drawn 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! CORINNE LAPIERRE One of Corinne’s most successful launches last spring, this Folk Bird kit makes five folk embroidered birds in soft jewel colours. They are ornately decorated with appliqué floral inspired designs in contrasting colours and stitches. Perhaps the reason for the Folk Birds popularity is its versatility as the birds can be hung from a mobile, as a garland or individually dotted around the house or garden room to bring nature and colour indoors. The birds could even be filled with dried lavender and made into deliciously fragrant decorations As always, Corinne Lapierre kits contain everything needed to complete the project including incredibly soft wool-mix felt in the beautiful colours which she is famous for. This kit is particularly suitable for beginners and the embroidery can be as simple or elaborate as desired. It’s also an especially good set to teach someone to sew and embroider and they’ll be reminded of that special shared experience every time see it. It comes in a gorgeous folk printed recyclable box and makes for a very eye-catching display. +44 (0)1132 460 403 BACHMANN EUROPE PLC Creative kids and adults can take their first steps towards model making with the precoloured 3D wooden puzzles from Toyway. Simply push out the pieces and slot together, following the number system to make the finished model. This is a great project for parents and children to construct together. The assembling of the puzzles has many educational benefits, including creative thinking and problem solving. Within the range there are six dinosaur puzzles and six animal puzzles to choose from. All products are now available from stock. +44 (0)7739 200 153 51 CRAFT KITS