Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

THE CRAFT COTTON COMPANY Sea in Colour looks beyond the waves to capture the vibrant and precious wonders of the ocean. Designed by Paula Milner, The Crafty Lass – this colourful collection is teeming with hand drawn sea life, inspired by a love of the ocean and the incredible array of colour in nature Paula hopes these designs inspire people to dive in and get creating. +44 (0)1618 322 213 SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD A popular classic is back! Famed quilt collector Roderick Kiracofe’s sumptuous hardcover book of 150 offbeat quilts became an instant classic when it was published in 2014, inspiring a nation of quiltmakers and fine artists. The book’s unforgettable quilts (largely made by anonymous quilters in the American South) and essays by leading curators and industry personalities (Amelia Peck, Kaffe Fassett, Denyse Schmidt) eventually went out of print—until now. In a copublishing venture with Quiltfolk, the long-overdue 2nd edition of this beloved book will be released with a new introduction by internationally lauded author and curator Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. It also includes 20 additional never-before-seen quilts from Kiracofe’s private collection. At long last, the second edition of Unconventional & Unexpected will be available again to audiences clamouring for its return. CRAFTER’S COMPANION Create individual stitched fabric designs with ease using the innovative Threaders Foundation Paper Piecing Pad. Sewing beautiful decorative designs and characters has never been so easy. Simply follow the design from the paper pad to stitch onto your material, and peel the paper off, it’s as easy as that! The Foundations Paper Piecing Pad includes six nature-inspired 10in x 10in block designs featuring hearts, birds, flowers, and more. Each block design is printed directly onto specialist paper. All you have to do is stitch directly through the paper and onto your material to follow the design with ease. The paper has been specially designed to be so easy to tear away once your block is finished - it really is as straightforward as that! Each of the designs has been designed specifically for Threaders by the very talented Foundation Paper Piecer designer Joanne Hart; Joanne has designed a lovely range of natureinspired blocks perfect for a range of projects. The pad includes 24 sheets of specialist paper, featuring sixblock designs. And with four sheets of each design, there’s plenty for you to get creative with. Each sheet has a transparent nature ideal for placing over printed fabrics. Play around with different colour placements within the block to create a wealth of different looks and finishes one-of-a-kind to you. This Foundation Paper Piecing Pad is great for beginners as it includes not only the designs but full instructions and links to video guides to guide them every step of the way. So if this technique is new to you this is the perfect product! So, all you need to do is choose your favourite fabric and start creating with the Threaders Paper Piecing Paper Pad! +44 (0)1388 660 930 76