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 Bernat and Lion Brand!

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Lion Brand - Homespun

Crafters love Homespun for its softness, the painterly palettes, and subtle texture. This chunky weight yarn is perfect for afghans and has been embraced as the go to yarn for "community shawls" to make and give to people in need. Now, Lion Brand® is introducing the classic Homespun yarn in a new easy-to-use cake put up in twelve mouth watering self-striping shades. This new put-up was created to prevent tangles as you work with the generous 185 yards. With the smaller size of the cake, there will be more room on your yarn shelves to stash every color.

Regia - Candy Color

A delicious new addition to their collection, Regia's Candy Color is available in a wonderful selection of colour mixes that give you both stripes and patterns for some truly fashionable socks. Made from the now traditional wool and polyamide mix, you can be sure that your socks will last, making Candy Color both practical and pretty and surely earning itself a place in your yarn stash. So whether it's for yourself or for a gift, Candy Color is a great way to add a little happiness to the inside of a shoe!

 

 

Bernat - Blanket Ombre

Eye-catching, gradating shades add a whole new dimension to the popular Bernat Blanket line of products. Blanket Ombré is the same chenille-style yarn you love, but with gradual color changes that add soft transitions to the look of any finished project. This blending of colors, one into the next, introduces a new dimension to your home décor projects. The super chunky weight stitches up quickly, making it a perfect choice for afghans, blankets, pillows and poufs. Available in a wide range ombre shades, discover the tones that best complement your home.


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Scheepjes - Bamboo Soft

Thanks to a stunning blend of 50% bamboo and 50% cotton fibre, produced using recycled wastewater, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft is an exceptionally breathable and moisture wicking yarn that will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Available in a selection of 17 rich, peacock colours, this palette has been carefully chosen to provide you with complementary colours that mix perfectly when combined in projects. Due to the inherent benefits of bamboo fibre, this versatile yarn is ideal for making beautifully soft, lightweight garments, wearable accessories and decorative home projects with an added touch of luxury.

 

James C Brett - Norske

A brilliant way to to add a soft brush of subtlety to your wardrobe, James C Brett's Norske is the perfect choice for easy winter crafting. Whilst knitting to a chunky weight tension, Norske's fluffy fibres are light and airy, creating a yarn that gives you wonderful warmth without weighing you down. Available in a selection of lovely solid shades that have a gentle tweed fleck, Norske ensures that delightful texture and stylish garments are just a few stitches away.

Rico - Petit Lapin

Soft as a baby bunny, Rico Creative Petit Lapin is a light, fluffy dream, perfect for all kinds of baby garments, accessories, and toys. In a range of more natural, real fur inspired shades -plus a couple of brighter shades for good measure- Petit Lapin would make an excellent choice for the creation of a new fuzzy friend for your little one. Machine washable, airy to the touch, and with a subtle ombre on every fibre that gives you a gentle white halo, this yarn is an unmissable addition to any creative crafter's yarn stash.

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Bernat - Softee Chunky Tweeds

Bernat Softee Chunky Tweeds features the same hardy, 3-ply fiber you love from Bernat Softee Chunky, but with a classically imagined tweed appearance. Available in a range of rich, earthy tones, each color is flecked with long neps of fiber to create a distinctive tweed effect. Softee Chunky Tweeds is perfect to inspire all kinds of projects from cozy sweaters, to warm hats and mittens, to home décor items like distinctive pillows and more. Its 100% acrylic fiber means you enjoy the easy-care convenience of a machine washable and dryable yarn.

 

Lion Brand - Ferris Wheel

Smooth blends of kaleidoscopic colour that take you round and round on a creative, crafting ride! Lion Brand's Ferris Wheel has everything a knitter and crocheter could want: it's lightweight, has beautiful self striping colourways with a subtle ombre effect, and is soft enough for all kinds of different projects. Each 85g cake has a generous 247m (270 yards), enough to make a scarf, so you can get started on something new the minute you get your hands on this fabulous Ferris wheel of fun! Kind to sensitive skin, machine washable, and safe to put in the tumble dryer, this magical fairground fancy is an excellent choice for all your crafting needs.

Caron - Simply Soft Speckle

Determined to cover the whole spectrum of patterned yarn, Caron add to their collection of solids, stripes, and sparkles with Simply Soft Speckle, an artistic mix of soft base shades and vibrant splashes of creative colour. Appearing randomly throughout the strand, the flecks in Simply Soft Speckle add an exciting spontaneity to your crafting, giving you gorgeous, textured fabrics at the flick of a needle or hook. With the same silky soft texture, gentle sheen, and easy care instructions as the Simply Soft original, Speckle is a brilliant new member to the Simply Soft family.

New Fabric

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

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Makower - Cool Cats Collection

The Makower Cool Cat fabric range is a cute novelty collection of Cat prints with a coordinating scatter of mini icons in three coordinating colourways. Jumping cats, a parade of cats and treats for cats, this is definitely a cat lovers dream fabric! There is also a super cute panel available with adorable, happy cats! 


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Craft Cotton Co - Christmas Dove Collection

Doves fly their way through a sea of red, white and silver in this super festive collection. Snowflakes fall and doves fly, a simple, but very elegant Christmas fabric.


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Dashwood - Walk in the Woods Collection

Pull on your wellies for a muddy walk through the forest on a rainy autumnal weekend. Steph's lovely new prints feature colourful brollies and wellington boots so there's no need to shelter from the rain!



Needlecraft

Embroidery Kits...

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These embroidery tags by Rico will make the perfect addition to Christmas presents this year. Add a touch of handmade to your gifts this festive season!

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Brilliant for birthdays or to brighten up a child's room. Create texture using a variety of simple stitches and 3 or 6 strands of embroidery cotton or tapestry wool.

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Fancy making cards this year, but don't want anything too difficult? This is the perfect simple, but personal Christmas Card.



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Cross Stitch Kits...

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Perfect for beginners, these cross stitch hoop kits are worked on 6 count hole punch polyester felt sheets, with polycotton threads. Each kit includes felt, threads, a needle, instructions and a wooden hoop for displaying the finished piece. This Snow Scene also includes sequins to be stitched onto finished design.

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This is the perfect gift for that horoscope loving friend or make it for yourself if you love reading all about your star sign! DMC has a full range including every star sign!

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Handmade tags are the perfect way to add that special finishing touch to your presents this Christmas. Kit includes 4 pre-punched tags; 4 tag backs; a selection of threads; a plastic needle; ribbon and instructions to cross stitch Christmas shapes, but you could design you own!



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Also new...

DIAMOND DOTZ®

DIAMOND DOTZ® is an amazing new craft where stunning designs are created with tiny “Diamond” like facets. The Diamond facet art kits will produce a stunning shimmery effect, featuring a broad range of designs that cater to all tastes. The process of picking up the DIAMOND DOTZ® and placing them onto the chart is easy, relaxing and quick making it possible to complete even large size designs in a matter of days. Quick and easy to do, the end result is an exquisite DIAMOND DOTZ® design that is so visually spectacular that it will have you eager to do more!

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Diamond Dotz - Midnight Cat

Diamond Dotz - Blue Peacock

Diamond Dotz - Van Gogh: Starry Night

 

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October 2019