Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

THE TEXTILE HERITAGE COLLECTION These kits sell particularly well around spring/summer, and each contains everything required to complete the item, including full charted instructions, needle, thread, aida band etc. There’s a bookmark kit, mini card kit and keyring kit. +44 (0)1355 229 446 CORINNE LAPIERRE Corinne Lapierre has recently launched this stunning Spring Garden Linen Lavender Bag Kit to celebrate this very special time of year. Each bag has a different design: blue tit, crocus, snowdrop and speckled eggs in a nest. Spring Garden joins the range of Linen Lavender Bags kits which includes the bestselling bee bags. Beautiful and practical, the made up bags can be used in drawers and wardrobes and can also be monogrammed, making very personal and thoughtful presents. Everything needed to make four embroidered lavender bags is in the box. All the instructions and templates for the delicate embroidery and appliqué detail are provided as is the fine linen, soft felt and wonderfully fragrant dried lavender. All trade orders receive free PoS. +44 (0)1132 460 403 CRAFTER’S COMPANION The Raindrop Wristlet Multi Media Bag Making Die Set includes four dies to cut out the pattern pieces to create a unique drop-shaped bag. Cut out a wrist strap to your ideal length to create a beautiful evening bag. Finished bag size (not including strap): 6in x 5.5in x 5.5in (15.3cm x 14cm x 14cm). Give your sewing projects a touch of class with the Threaders Touch of Velvet fabric collection. With this soft and elegant fabric you can elevate every make into something truly special. And with classic and jewelbright shades to choose from it’s just perfect for home decor projects, bags, cushions, gifts and more. Use the Threaders Rainbow Clasp, D-ring or Triangular ring sets to finish your bag making projects in style. They’re designed to attach shoulder straps or wristlets to bag designs quickly and easily. Each ring and clasp has a magical, metallic rainbow effect. +44 (0)1388 660 930 HERITAGE CRAFTS Heritage Crafts is delighted to welcome Elaine Serenum to its team of artists. Elaine is a self-taught artist with a passion for creating whimsical artwork that’ll transport you to a magical world filled with colour, wonder and enchantment. She creates each artwork with the aim to capture the essence of the natural world and infuse it with a touch of magic, resulting in pieces that are both captivating and inspiring. The first two designs of Elaine’s work, Winter Forest and Into the Night, have been very carefully converted into cross stitch, using gold and silver threads and blended threads to add to the magic. They’re both available on 27 count evenweave fabric (recommended) and on 14 count aida. 80