Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

80 Bookstand Stock your shelves with the latest craft-related book releases MACRAMÉ JEWELLERY By Isabella Strambio £9.99 9781782219668 Search Press As well as providing 20 wonderful designs, the book also covers the knots that are needed, making it ideal for beginners or people who are keen to give the craft a try and create some truly sustainable jewellery pieces. Isabella is committed to working with sustainable materials, to ensure that these items can make you feel good, as well as look good. She gives advice on sizing and resizing the pieces to suit, and attaching jewellery findings, fastenings, beads and so on. We say: Just as macramé homeware has been given a contemporary, stylish makeover in recent years, here, Isabella Strambio does the same with jewellery. Ideal for beginners, this book contains 20 contemporary jewellery and accessory projects, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and headbands. MILLIE MAROTTA’S ISLAND ESCAPE By Millie Marotta £12.99 9781849947756 Batsford Queen of colouring’ Millie Marotta is back with a new exciting book to bring to life with colour. In Island Escape, she whisks us away on an adventure around the world’s islands, where we’re invited to colour in a host of glorious wildlife. Millie is an illustrator who specialises in wildlife and her books are impeccably researched to represent actual wildlife and their habitats – all rendered in Millie’s signature style that invites you to hours of creative, mindful and relaxing colouring. Colourists will be immersed in an island paradise where lizards lounge and sea birds soar, from Madagascar to the remote Svalbard, from Vancouver to the Galápagos Islands. Discover Cozumel Island’s pygmy raccoon, the Komodo dragon, the Mauritian flying fox and the Javan rhino. There’s also exotic greenery to add a touch of colour to, from pitcher plants and orchids, to vines and prickly pear trees. We say: Whether tropical or arctic, wind-blown or mountainous, far-flung or closer to home – an island escape full of glorious wildlife awaits to be coloured. Macramé Colouring CATS IN HATS By Rojiman & Umatan £12.99 9780008586805 Pavilion Books Is your cat a diva? Maybe it’s time to make her a crown! Or perhaps he’s a bit of a prankster – put on a joker hat! There’s one for every occasion, from birthdays to graduation. Don’t miss the many adorable animal hats, Viking helmet, Santa’s stocking cap, or even a birthday cake. Your cat will be the belle of the furball as they transform into a spooky witch, a magical unicorn, a snuggly snail or even Sherlock Holmes! With 300 hand-drawn step-by-step instructions for constructing 25 adorable hats, and colour photos of the authors’ own cats in their handmade headgear, Cats in Hats is a fun gift for any cat-lover or crafter. And with great tips from Rojiman and Umatan, you’ll be designing your own custom cat-hair creations in no time. We say: Fabulously quirky, this is definitely going to be someone’s Secret Santa gift this year! Crafting