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Produced by Luca-S, this aptly titled counted cross stitch design is part of a new range. I Want to Play features own-brand stranded cottons and is one of four wildcat images available. The design measures 20cm x 30cm and is stitched on Zweigart 16 count white aida, with a retail price of £21.99. All kits come with a needle, instructions and a large-print chart.
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New from Staedtler, leather-effect FIMO offers a ground-breaking extension to the company's polymer clay range. Available in 12 shades, the product mimics the look and texture of real leather while remaining flexible and elastic after hardening. Ideal for creative decorations, on-trend accessories and jewellery, it can be braided, pierced, embossed, cut and sewn. www.staedtler.co.uk
Following requests from customers, sewing kit specialist Corinne Lapierre has been growing her range of felt bundles. This latest addition, heather, features 10 muted shades reminiscent of the Yorkshire countryside. The wool/viscose mix is incredibly soft and luxurious, with 12 colourways available. A pack of 10 squares retails at £10.50. www.corinnelapierre.com
Design Works Crafts has teamed up with Laurel Burch Studios to turn some of the folk artist's paintings into cross stitch kits. There are six intricate projects to choose from, including butterfly and cat images. www.solocrafts.com