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

 

New Yarn

There are some fabulous new additions this month by Rico, Opal and Cascade!

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Fyberspates - Cumulus

A heavy lace/3 ply weight yarn. This super soft yarn has a glistening silk core with a gentle halo of supersoft alpaca like soft pillowy clouds hence the name Cumulus.  

This yarn is a delight to knit with, an alternative to mohair, the combination of the delicate alpaca halo and the smooth silk core creates the softest knits with a beautiful drape and a delicate haze without being itchy.  

Opal - Joy

Striking an excellent balance of gorgeous colour coordination and perfect patterning, Opal Joy seems to be aptly named!

In a vibrant range of hues that are sure to put on smile on anyone's face, you'll be raring to go with Enthusiasm and Delight in no time - why not add a dash of Joy to your sock drawer?

 

 

Drops - Belle (New Shades)

Made from a wonderful mix of cotton, viscose and linen, Drops Belle is an all-year yarn that breathes well, has a delicate texture and shine, and is perfect to wear directly on the skin! Part of Yarn Group B (a DK equivalent), Belle is a great alternative to make patterns designed in other cotton yarns like Cotton Light and Muskat, to add a little extra luxury!

(New shades: Almond Rose, Rose Water, Mint Cream, Sand and Forest Brown)



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Rico - Essentials Organic Cotton Aran

A brand new environmentally friendly, organic yarn that is perfect for spring/summer makes!

Rico Essentials Organic Cotton Aran is available in 20 shades of pastels through to bright primary colours.

Cascade - 220 Superwash Wave

Cascade 220 Superwash Wave is the classic 220 Superwash with a new colour shift effect. The colour repeats are very long (full transition is around 1,000 yards) with some high contrast and some tonal colorways.

It is still a natural fibre that is easy-care meaning you can machine wash and dry it! It’s great for all ages, and comes in a wide array of colours. From accessories and kids items to blankets and quick knits, this is the perfect yarn!

Stylecraft - Special Aran with Wool Marl

The same brilliant aran yarn, but with an added woolly bonus! Stylecraft Special Aran With Wool Marl comes in handy 400g balls, making it the perfect choice for both seasoned and beginner jumper knitters everywhere. With an compact selection of elegant colours to choose from at a cracking price, Stylecraft Special Aran With Wool Marl knits up quickly into gorgeous pieces that won't break the bank! Compared to other 100% acrylic yarns, the Stylecraft Special range is quite a bit softer, and less scratchy, and understandably, we sell quite a lot of it. Time for jumpers for the whole family!

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New Fabric

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

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Moda - Mill Creek Garden

Mill Creek Garden brings the colors of the garden to fabric and quilts – verdant green, rich brown and the lavender and purple of the flowers that always find root in designer Jan Patek's Missouri backyard.

Robert Kaufman - Chili Smiles

Ready for a fun, new fabric collection? Chili Smiles is full of playful designs, including basics and characters. The characters Ann Kelle drew for this line have personality. Like, crying happy onions, hot chili peppers with sunglasses and hats and the cutest avocados!

Craft Cotton Co. - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The illustrations from this much loved Roald Dahl story brings fabrics to life! Tell the tale of young Charlie Bucket who visits the wonderful world of Willy Wonka by creating quilts, garments and more!

 

 

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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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Diamond Dotz - Dotzies Bracelets

The perfect little project for kids during the holidays! Each kit comes with everything needed to make the cutest bracelets.

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World of Wool - Hugo the Hedgehog

Meet Hugo! Each kit comes with everything you need to create your very own Needle Felted friend. This includes wool, needles, armature wire, foam pad and 20+ page tutorial booklet.

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Punch needle is enjoying a surge in popularity and it's a great craft for beginner and experienced artists alike. By using a special punch needle tool, the technique creates flat stitches on one side of the fabric, with visible loops on the reverse. Kit includes: Anchor yarn, 100% linen printed fabric, punch needle and instructions.

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West Yorkshire Spinners - Exquisite New Patterns

Stunning new patterns have been released by West Yorkshire Spinners in the Exquisite 4ply range! A luxury blend of Falkland wool and Mulberry silk, Exquisite comes in a range of majestic shades, perfect for any fabulous fashion pieces you have planned. Silky smooth and a weight that will give your creation a beautiful drape, West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite is truly a higher quality 4 Ply yarn.

Rico - Cool and Cute Crochet (Book)

This adorable new pattern book Rico Cool and Cute shows you how to make super cool crochet home decorations and accessories in bright colours. The British crochet designer Sarah-Jane Hicks has worked with Rico to bring you a collection that will immediately put you in a good mood. Cushions in the shape of speech bubbles, funny party hats, cake pieces and key rings with cool fruits are all made using the very popular Rico Creative Cotton Aran!

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Janie Crow - The Blue House Blanket

The inspiration for The Blue House comes from the main hexagonal motif that Jane originally designed for her Frida’s Flowers blanket back in 2016.  However, it was omitted from the final design as Jane felt that it wasn’t totally right for Frida’s Flowers.  Despite this, Jane loved the motif so much that she named it ‘Diego’s Flowers’ after Frida Kahlo’s husband Diego Rivera.

Jane explains that the colours for this project were inspired by the décor of Frida & Diego’s fabulous kitchen within their home, 'The Blue House', in Mexico City.  Flashes of orange and pink, bright blues and yellows were prominent colours within the ‘The Blue House’ which Jane has beautifully translated into her blanket design.

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Sirdar Sweet Blossom Pack by Sue Rawlinson

SWEET BLOSSOM CAL IS NOW LIVE!

We are now in week two of the Sirdar X Sweet Pea Family Crochet Sweet Blossom CAL and would love to see your progress! Don't forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram!