Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

 SEW SOPHIE CRAFTS This cross-stitch kit is perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike, with the statement ‘Sewing is my Therapy’ proudly celebrating why crafting is such a brilliant mindful practice! It comes complete with everything you need to create your very own work of art, including aida fabric, cross stitch needle, embroidery thread, pattern, how to cross-stitch guide and 4in embroidery hoop. BOTHY THREADS Bothy Threads is Sew Happy to bring you another fabulous embroidery design from Lee Foster-Wilson. With instructions included for all the creative embroidery stitches used, there’s also a beautiful selection of buttons, sequins, and beads to add that extra sparkle to the finished design. This creative embroidery kit contains: colour printed design and backing calico, pre-sorted stranded cottons, embellishments, needles, chart and instructions. This kit is designed to fit within an 8in hoop, which is included. SEARCH PRESS A beginner’s guide to modern raised stitches, 3D Embroidery is a curated collection of over 30 raised embroidery stitches and techniques, taught within the context of 20 in-hoop embroidery projects. The patterns featured offer contemporary designs for today’s modern maker. With step-by-step guides, embroidery artist Ashley Denn takes you on a pop-up journey and introduces you to the art of raised embroidery, identifying the materials needed for you to be successful, and including a directory of raised stitches and techniques. This wonderful must-have collection is perfect for both newbies and seasoned stitchers looking to add new techniques to their stitching inventory. +44 (0)1892 510 850 THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY Have you met Moomintroll yet? He’s an agreeable fellow who’s interested in everything he sees. The world is full of exciting things to investigate, but Moomintroll particularly loves collecting rocks and shells. You’ll find everything you need to create the dearest Moomintroll, engrossed in his reading books. The RRP is £25. +44 (0)1620 860 907 83 NEEDLEWORK