Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

CLUB GREEN The Best Dad Ever range from Hootyballoo includes banners, balloons, cake toppers and badges! Great ways to make the main man in your life feel special! VISIBLE IMAGE This awesome beer themed stamp set suits all occasion cards. With three sizes of beer bottles, a glass of beer, great sentiments and some fabulous bubbles, your handmade cards will really stand out! The set contains eight clear photopolymer stamps. +44 (0)8000 293 753 BOTHY THREADS Bee-ing A Hero from Bothy Threads. This counted cross stitch kit includes a cream triple fold card and envelope, so you have everything you need to get the perfect card sent out this Father’s Day. The RRP is £10.49. This kit contains: 16 count antique white Zweigart Aida, bundled stranded cottons, gold star sequins, needle, stitch diagram and instructions. A cream triple fold card and envelope are also included. The finished size measures 9cm x13cm. This kit uses full cross stitches, back stitch and five French knots. HELEN ROUND Suitable for adults, without prior experience of sewing, each kit is designed to be sewn by hand. The kit contains all the materials to make a set of four slow stitched coasters which can be used in the home or framed and displayed as a piece of artwork. Beautiful linen, two contrasting cottons, a Milliner’s needle and backing fabrics are contained in a sturdy, reusable cardboard carton with choice of a natural or blue colour theme. All linen is sustainably sourced and incorporates cutting room fabric offcuts from the Helen Round Studio, to help minimise waste. Teaching is through an instructional video, so it’s possible to sew along, stop, start, and listen again as often as necessary. 68