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Monthly Round Up is here to fill your minds with new crafty possibilities!

 

New Yarn

There are some gorgeous new additions this month by Opal, Cygnet and Stylecraft!

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Malabrigo Verano - New Shades

When deciding to add a new plant-based yarn to their collection, 100% Pima Cotton was the obvious choice for Malabrigo. Its softness, strength, and shine are perfect for all seasons and 6 fabulous new shades have been added to this collection!

New Shades - Fall, Pastels, Arachania, Drive Snorkeling, Mixed Berries and Cotton Candy.

Opal - Black Dragon

An inspiring collection of softly fading stripes - with a little twist! Each shade of Black Dragon has a strand of black running throughout, to give extra texture to every stunning sock you create. Adding a dash of magic to their yarn collection, Opal has yet again created something you'll want to use again and again, for every foot you know!

 

Cygnet - Boho Spirit - New Shades

Boho Spirit is a fabulously soft, variegated roving yarn, available in several incredible shades, falling somewhere between double knit and aran weight. Due to the loftiness of the yarn, it is incredibly soft and versatile and works well knitted or crocheted and results in a soft garment with a beautiful subtle sheen.

New Shades - Sapphire, Fantasy, Eden and Luna.



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Stylecraft - You & Me

A delightfully crafty way to bring people together, Stylecraft's You & Me is a self-striping celebration of stitching for all ages. In a selection of pastel mixes with bursts of more vibrant hues, mixed perfectly into a fun fair isle effect patterning, You & Me is an acrylic and polyamide mix that makes for a dreamily soft fabric no matter what you create.

King Cole - Big Value Limited Edition DK

Made from 100% recycled acrylic, you can feel as good as you look, knowing you're doing your part to make the world a greener place with Big Value Limited Edition DK!

A gorgeous extension to King Cole's most versatile DK range, these limted edition shades will add a little class to your yarn stash. Featuring a soft heather effect that will add amazing texture to your creations, this gentle selection of shades is perfect for any season.

Opal - Beauty

Featuring Edelweiss and Vitamin E extract for their antioxidant and antibacterial properties, Opal Beauty is well named! Featuring both strong stripes and soft fades, each shade is named for the tiny white flower popular in song.

A flowery, 4 ply sock wonder - your socks will be happy to meet you!

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Sirdar - Snuggly Cashmere Merino Silk DK

Snuggly Cashmere Merino Silk in double knitting weight is an extra special cosy yarn for precious babies. A blend of soft cashmere, smooth silk and extra fine merino wool, this gentle, machine washable yarn is kind to sensitive skin. A palette of fairy tale shades combines classic baby pastels with deeper baby shades for contemporary knit and crochet designs.

This yarn is not just kind to baby, it’s a treat for you to knit or crochet too. The luxury fibres turn your stitches into a beautifully soft and cosy fabric you won’t want to put down.

Cygnet - Little Ones

Little Ones DK are Cygnet's new tiny balls of fun. Perfect for toy making, crafting, smaller projects, granny squares and projects that need a touch of colour. Available in 26 shades, these bright and pastel shades are perfect for any project in a 25g ball.

Stylecraft - Naturals Organic Cotton

Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton DK has arrived!! This gorgeous new range is made from 100% organic cotton and is available in a range of 38 shades, ranging from pastels to intense brights and darks. This organic cotton yarn is accompanied by a set of 6 cotton knitting patterns!

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New Fabric

Fun new fabric collections to inspire you in your next project!

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Craft Cotton Co - Garden Birds

Pretty pinks and vintage shades make up this elegant collection, Garden Birds. Featuring birds, berries and garden foliage, this collection is wonderfully traditional.

Craft Cotton Co - Thomas & Friends

Full of the nostalgia of the classic children's TV show, this range of prints features Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends. All in their signature blue, green, yellow and red colours - Thomas & Friends is perfect for train enthusiasts too! Use for quilts, clothing or home accessories!

Craft Cotton Co -  William Morris

The William Morris collection encompasses beautifully intricate and original patterns from the V&A's archive with exceptional quality cotton fabric

 

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Craft Cotton Co - The Gruffalo

Craft Cotton Co. have teamed up with Magic Light Pictures to create a five design collection based on the extremely popular childrens book The Gruffalo.

Featuring your favourite characters from this wonderful story, snake, fox, owl, mouse and of course it's a... GRUFFALO!


Dashwood - Hobbies

This collection pays homage to all passions: cooking, baking, gardening ... and sewing of course! Made up of pretty pastels and quirky prints, the Dashwood Hobbies range has a little something for everyone!


Craft Cotton Co - Kyoto

A fabulous new collection designed by Stuart Hillard inspired by the beauty of Japan. Kyoto includes twelve designs in blues, jade and just a hint of orange. Featuring rice bowls and cranes, blossoms and koi and gently rustling bamboo! 

 

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Needlecraft

We've added lots of new items to our Needlecraft Department this month, including these lovely products below!

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DMC - Patch Art Kits

Give new life to your favourite clothes and accessories with Patch Art. It's never been so easy to transform your clothes and accessories, all thanks to this quick and easy felting technique. Plus, your kit comes with everything you need to get creative - includes the felting needle, wool and trendy shapes.

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Hawthorn Handmade - Marvellous Mushrooms

This gorgeous botanical embroidery kit mixes up an old skill with contemporary embroidery design. It's the perfect craft for anyone with an eye for modern patterns who's ready to lose themselves in the joy of embroidery.
The Marvellous Mushrooms kit includes a 7 inch embroidery hoop so that you can get stitching right away and has all the materials needed to finish the project. There are detailed instructions and a stitch guide, making a beautiful hand embroidery design thats fun for a beginner or someone with a little more experience.

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Rico - Punch Needle Loco Loco Book

17 great designs with modern three dimensional looks are included in this new pattern book. Different pillows, wall hangings, and decorative cushions can be designed with the help of the Punch Needle Loco Loco book and the Rico Punch Needle.

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Liberty Fabrics - Deco Dance

The Liberty Deco Dance collection is inspired by the avant-garde nature of the Art Deco period. The collection ranges from delicate botanicals to bold pop florals, all designed to capture the opulent drama and creative experimentation of the 1920s. Made up of ice cream pastels to the darkest inky blues, replicating the feeling of summer garden parties which carry on through the midnight hours!

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Yarnistry - Wool Warehouse Sheep Stitch Markers


 The wonderful Emma over at Yarnistry helped our stitch marker vision come to life! You can now get your very own WOOL WAREHOUSE STITCH MARKERS, featuring our fabulous sheepy friends!
Available in either wood or coloured acrylic, these stitch markers are both functional and, of course, super fun to look at!

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Resilience in Bloom by Emily Littlefair


Resilience in Bloom Blanket. It is a burst of colour and energy. The intricacies of the crocheted butterflies and flower motifs and the colour combinations are balm for the soul.  
Designed by one of Stylecraft's fabulous blogstars, Emily Littlefair from theloopystitch.com, the Resilience in Bloom blanket uses 13 feel-good colours of Special DK. 

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Sirdar Sweet Blossom Pack by Sue Rawlinson

Sue Rawlinson, from Sweetpea Family Crochet, has designed a beautiful new blanket for her first Crochet Along with Sirdar. Crocheters can join Sue to crochet along in 5 weekly steps.

The free pattern will be released each week, at Sirdar.com, together with a video in which Sue will give step by step instructions for new stitches as they are introduced.

The Sweet Blossom Blanket is a one-piece project so makers will see the beauty of the design as it grows, with no sewing up at the end!