Another Monthly Round Up has arrived and we have some amazing additions to show you this month that will definitely make you want to expand your craft stash!

New Yarn

There are some fabulous new additions to our shelves and ranges that have been added to much-loved brands like Rico and Opal!

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Opal - Magic Sky

A hard-wearing sock yarn with a gentle shimmer that doesn't irritate your skin - it must be heaven sent! With a gorgeous silver thread wrapped around every strand, Opal's Magic Sky opens up a world of glittering possibilities and sumptuous shades, giving you the chance to knit or crochet with the Milky Way! Catch a Shooting Star or chase the Comet's Tail, you can reach for the stars from the comfort of your own craft with a ball of Magic Sky.

James C Brett - Lazy Days

Just the thing for comfortable, oversized garments for the colder months, James C Brett's Lazy Days is a squishy, scrumptious super chunky yarn just begging to be used in your next project. Safe to be both machine washed and tumble dried, this yarn is as easy to care for as it is to wear, with the most gentle sheen to its soft surface providing a fantastic finish to anything you make, lazy or not! A smooth acrylic and polyamide mix, Lazy Days is great for those everyday garments and accessories that will last and last - is that your new favourite cardigan calling you?

 

 

Rico - Hand Dyed Happiness

Happiness is hand dyed! In a spectacular, rainbow range of colour mixes, Rico's Hand-Dyed Happiness is a 100% merino wool marvel, just waiting to inspire you! Create some truly artistic knitted or crocheted garments, with every soft fleck or stripe of colour adding texture and intensity that builds to stunning effect. Every strand is a smooth single ply with a gentle sheen that gives every fashion statement piece a pretty and professional finish. Mulesing free and excitingly unique, every skein of Hand-Dyed Happiness is a perfect Peruvian package from Rico to you!


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Regia - Eco Line

Your standard wool and polyamide sock mix, but with an ecological twist - every ball of Regia Eco Line contains recycled polyamide making for happier, greener feet! In the recycling process, valuable new fibres are made from production waste and left over polyamide, which make for good yarn durability and less waste overall. Available in a selection of stripes and solids, Eco Line is the perfect balance of creativity and conscience.

 

James C Brett - Top Value Chunky

An excellent extension to the Top Value Range, Top Value Chunky is your favourite acrylic yarn but in a more satisfying, heavier weight. Machine washable and safe to put in the tumble dryer, Top Value is perfect for blankets, jumpers, hats and anything else you can think of - and the thicker strands means that all these projects will work up in no time at all! In a great selection of classic colours, Top Value Chunky is the perfect stash builder.

Caron - Skinny Cakes

The same great recipe but now with an extra ingredient! A welcome addition to your yarn stash, Caron Skinny Cakes gives you the same excellent yarn in a lighter weight, so now you can use your favourite yarn and your favourite DK patterns together! In a delightful selection of delicious self-striping shades that will inspire all kinds of gorgeous creations, Skinny Cakes is perfect for garments, accessories, and even home decoration - why not treat yourself to a beautiful new blanket?

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Opal - Sweet Dreams

Make the socks of your dreams with this sensational 6 ply yarn! Available in a lovely range of magical mixes, Opal's Sweet Dreams covers the best dream experiences, from underwater worlds to flying through the clouds, helping you to drift off to your own little world when you're crafting. Heavier socks for warmer, sleepy feet - dreamy!

 

Wool and the Gang - Heal the Wool

Wool and the Gang's Heal the Wool is a unique eco-friendly yarn, that turns trash into treasure!

Every ball of this upcycled yarn is spun from excess Peruvian wool fibres that would otherwise be lost to landfill, ensuring that no good wool goes to waste. Beautifully soft and a dream to craft with, this super chunky yarn achieves fabulous stitch texture, and is perfect for a quick make.

With a colour palette of 10 earthy shades, Heal the Wool is ideal for cosy projects, such as a chunky cardigan or a snuggly scarf!

Opal - Naughty Friends

Another excellent selection of cheeky chappies for fun feet, Opal share their Naughty Friends with us! From little rascals to absolute scallywags, there's something for everyone in this experimental colour collection, providing bands of colour in varying widths and spectacular speckled texture for some seriously exciting creations.

New Fabric

We are so excited about our ever-growing fabric ranges and some gorgeous new collections have recently been added to brands like Lewis & Irene and Craft Cotton Co.

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Craft Cotton Co. - Hide and Seek

Jungle critters and exotic animals linger amongst the leaves in this new collection by Craft Cotton Co. Bright greens and oranges make up this tropical collection. A monochrome design of animal outlines will look great partnered with the bright spots or jungle foliage.


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Lewis & Irene - The Old Chocolate Shop

A mug of creamy hot chocolate with the sweet scent of cocoa and caramel in the air. Inspired by our a chocolate shop and café where you mix delicious chocolate pieces into large cups of warm milk and indulge on their delicious gingerbread. The perfect way to spend an hour or so on a chilly Winters day.


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Craft Cotton Co. - Cutzie Cats

Geometric prints and wacky cats are featured in this modern collection by Craft Cotton Co. Bright yellows, blues and reds make up the colour palette for this range, your cat lover pals will be wanting to get their hands on this!



Needlecraft

Embroidery Kits...

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DMC - Stitch It Jr! - Whale (Embroidery Kit)

As part of the 'Stitch it Jr!' collection, this is perfect for getting your little one started with crafting! Perfect for a beginner, the fun designs will have your tiny crafter wanting the whole collection!

Skill Level: Children: 6+

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Hawthorn Handmade - Contemporary Embroidery Kit - Awesome Otters

Brighten up your craft table with this creative hand embroidery kit! Follow the simple recommended stitches or get adventurous and try some more advanced techniques to complete this cute and fun embroidery design. Inspire a craft-loving friend or make the piece yourself for a contemporary embroidery hoop to hang in your home.

Skill Level: Children: 12+, Adult: Easy

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Hawthorn Handmade - Contemporary Embroidery Kit - Highland Heathers

With a contemporary embroidery design pre-printed onto cotton and all the materials you need, our animal hand embroidery kits make the perfect way to wind down with a crafty project. With the simple illustrations included even needlework novices will be able to create their own beautiful piece of work - and find great satisfaction doing it.

Skill Level: Children: 12+, Adult: Easy



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Cross Stitch Kits...

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This adorable set of three animal Christmas ornaments includes a bear, a llama and a penguin. They can also be used as gift tags or given as a thoughtful, handmade gift. These Christmas ornaments would make a lovely addition to a festive home!

Skill Level: Intermediate

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DMC - Hunting Cat

Know a cat lover? This is the perfect gift for feline fans, especially if they love a cat in action. This unique cross stitch kit captures the movements of your favourite pet! 

Skill Level: Intermediate


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DMC - Leonardo Da Vinci - Angel, from the Virgin of the Rocks

Part of the 'The National Gallery' collection, this work of art can be created by your very own hands! Have a space on the wall for a masterpiece? Why not add this to your home?!

Skill Level: Advanced




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Also new...

West Yorkshire Spinners - Country Birds - Robin Ready Made Socks

A real treat for your feet this Christmas! These socks are the perfect stocking filler made from 100% Bluefaced Leicester. West Yorkshire Spinners finished socks are made from 100% Luxury Bluefaced Leicester wool which means ULTIMATE comfort! Whether you are exploring the great outdoors or snuggling up on the sofa these wonderfully woolly christmas socks will keep your feet warm and toasty.

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    Baa Ram Ewe- Project Bags

Keep small projects in this adorable, 100% natural cotton drawstring bag from Baa Ram Ewe! Each bag has a crafty pun to make you chuckle and features the Baa Ram Ewe signature sheep! 

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Rico Ricorumi Crochet Kit

Make your own adorable amigurumi toy in with the new Rico Ricorumi kits! From a Lucky Cat to Neptune, choose from 10 super cute designs. Each kit contains all the yarn you need, a crochet hook, an embroidery needle and instructions. All you need is some toy stuffing and you have your new crocheted pal!

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Scheepjes Woolly Whirl and Whirlette

Behold the new shades of Scheepjes Woolly Whirl and the BRAND NEW Scheepjes Woolly Whirlette yarns! Scheepjes Woolly Whirl is the warm alternative to Scheepjes Whirl and perfect for the cold seasons. This extra large yarn cake made of 70% cotton and 30% wool has extra long color changes and is perfect for making warm shawls and scarves. Woolly Whirl & Woolly Whirlette work as a team, sharing the same weight and fibre content as Woolly Whirl, Woolly Whirlette is available in complimentary unicolour shades, allowing you to easily expand your Woolly Whirl projects! Enchanting ochres and tantalising teals are yours to choose from! Which colourway is your favourite?

Scheepjes Woolly Whirl is the warm alternative to Scheepjes Whirl and perfect for the cold seasons. This extra large yarn cake made of 70% cotton and 30% wool has extra long color changes and is perfect for making warm shawls and scarves.

November 2019