Craft Preview: August 15, 2020 Issue

craft preview

We’re clowning around in this week’s craft preview, with a fun, circus-themed purse.

Follow our instructions and you will be able to embroider this purse in DMC six-stranded embroidery thread on a cotton or linen fabric.

There is a template to transfer on to your fabric, step-by-step instructions, stitch diagrams and full details on how to make the finished embroidery into a purse.

The purse uses long and short stitch, French knot, split stitch and satin stitch. You will use three strands throughout.

In addition to your white fabric, you will need some patterned fabric, a nylon zip, sewing thread, an embroidery needle and the usual sewing tools.

If you are a circus lover, take a look at GMC’s “Circus Embroidery” by Susie Johns, the book this purse is taken from.

It is available from bookshops and the usual online outlets, priced £14.99.

Circus fans of all ages will love this colourful, fun purse which would also make a lovely personal gift.

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!