Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

65 TRIED & TESTED THE PRODUCT If you have a product you’d like us to test, get in touch via BOTHY THREADS Stitching has been a life-long hobby of Kate Golby which led her to start Bothy Threads Ltd back in 1993. Bothy now stocks a large and beautiful selection of cross stitch and tapestry kits for all your sewing needs! This counted cross stitch kit titled, Sew It Begins contains; 14 count exclusive speckle printed white Zweigart Aida, pre-sorted stranded cottons, needle, stitch diagram and instructions. The finished design size is 15cm round to fit within a 7in wooden hoop, which is included. Designed by well-known watercolour artist Hannah Dale, this kit will be adored by fans of her quaint, country style. Bothy Threads has now released its beautiful plastic-free packaging, ticking all the eco-friendly boxes! HOW TO USE IT This kit uses full cross stitches, fractionals, back stitch and one French knot. Both pink and green threads are included so you can choose the colour of the bobbin. Rachel says, “I’m a huge Hannah Dale fan so was instantly drawn to this design. I have started on the design using pink thread for the bobbin which will look so perfect in my daughter’s bedroom! As always, Bothy holds your hand through the process with its handy instructions. The RRP is £28.49 so a good price point for a lovely piece of artwork in the home.” REASONS TO STOCK • Licenced designs customers will love • On trend • Everything you need in the box • Great price point • Beautiful, eco-friendly packaging AND SEW IT BEGINS