Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

16 HAWTHORN HANDMADE Get ready to craft your way to a happier birthday with this Happy Birthday Felt Craft Kit! This kit is perfect for beginners and comes with everything you need (except for scissors) to create a one-of-a-kind birthday gift for a friend. The kit includes high-quality wool felt and DMC threads that will bring your creation to life. Not only is crafting a fun and creative outlet, but it’s also a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. So, grab your scissors and let’s get crafting! Your friend will love their birthday gift made with love. CRYSTAL PARADE Introducing Zodiac, the new rhinestone brand by Crystal Parade that’s taking the craft world by storm. Zodiac crystals have received over 1,500 five-star reviews, and 96 per cent of customers say they’d recommend them to a friend. They’re a high quality, affordable brand, offering a wide range of craft embellishments suitable for the craft retail market. The range includes hotfix and non-hotfix flatback rhinestones, bicone and round beads, flatback pearls and rhinestone shapes, sew on stones and crystal buttons, covering a huge sector of the creative arts industry such as craft and DIY, performing arts, textiles, interior design and jewellery making. Crystal Parade can offer Zodiac embellishments in retail quantities, either in Crystal Parade or your own branded packaging, with a minimum order of £50. By offering Zodiac to your customers as an alternative to more well-known names, you can reach a much larger audience of crafters, designers, costumiers and many others in the creative arts sector. If you’re interested in stocking Zodiac crystal products or would just like to know a bit more about the brand, receive some samples please drop the team a message. +44 (0)1926 484 214 LAVINIA STAMPS To complement their extensive range of mythical and magical themed images Lavinia Stamps has introduced a range of Elements Inks for all background and foreground colour to add depth and complement any design. The latest five new water-based dye inks are perfect for producing blended backgrounds that can be enhanced further by using the exciting selection of stencils available from the Lavinia series to take projects to a whole new level. Always looking to add interest and character to create sensational designs, Lavinia Stamps will continue to create new concepts in 2023 to captivate new and experienced crafters around the globe. +44 (0)1824 710 691 COLOP UK LTD The COLOP e-mark go is one of the most compact, handheld mobile printers on the market. Ideal for everyday use, it fits into your pocket and can be used no matter where you are. The printer is controlled by a free-to-download app where you can create your own designs or choose from one of the many pre-set templates to help you get started. Both the printer and the app have been developed with ease of use in mind, making the COLOP e-mark go perfect for all walks of life! +44 (0)121 622 8900