Look what has caught the eye of the editor.
If you're heading to CHSI Stitches this weekend, organiser Simon Burns has a few words of advice. "Spending a bit of time planning your visit will pay dividends on the day and help you to stay focused," he explains. "It's very easy to go into 'magpie mode' at the show, with so many shiny new products on display. That said, do make sure you build in a good chunk of time for browsing and be open to new ideas and lines."
Read more of our exclusive interview with Simon HERE. Don't forget to visit the Craft Focus team at the show too - find us on stand G17.
Textile Heritage has a range of new cross stitch card sets available, including this tawny owl design. Retailing at £6.50 each, the projects are inspired by the natural world and come with all the components needed for completion.
+44 (0)1355 229 446
Hunkydory's Deco Wonder collection will add depth, dimension and detail to crafters' creations. Featuring images of elegant ladies, the glamorous range includes stamps, dies, toppers, card inserts and foiled acetate.
+44 (0)1772 272 577
Available in a selection of colours and combinations, Modelo Fabrics' jacquard jersey is well-suited to dressmaking and home sewing projects. It's made from a mix of viscose, polyester and elastane and is stocked by Hantex.
+44 (0)1754 820 800
Heritage Crafts has added Robin in Winter to its Nigel Artingstall Wildlife collection. Available as a complete cross stitch kit with 27-count evenweave or 14-count aida, this design is supplied with DMC stranded cottons, a needle, charts and instructions. It retails at £28.90.
+44 (0)1889 575 256
Miniart Crafts has released a new selection of bead embroidery kits. Each comes with fabric, a pattern, beads, threads and a needle. There are options for every ability level and a range of styles from Art Deco to minimalist.
+44 (0)1354760 022
Essdee's MasterCut carving kit comes with five self-adhesive stamps and a 4mm carving block made from soft eraser-like material. There's also a stamping tool and ink pad so users can print their own artwork.
+44 (0)1562 607 87
Crafter's Companion's Subscription Box 19 contains everything that's needed to create a varied selection of cards. The kit includes word-shaped balloon and banner dies with sentiments and confetti stamps, and a host of pretty papers in a pastel colour palette. The box is supplied monthly, retailing at £24.99.
+44 (0)1388 663 251
Available from GMC Publications this November, Jessie Chui's Paper Flower Art (RRP £25) shows readers how to create beautiful blooms using paper. Perfect for bouquets, buttonholes and table displays, this stunning volume is set to be a must-have for papercrafters of all ability levels.
Limited to an edition of just 100, The Crafty Kit Company's Halloween Hare contains everything crafters need to make a beautiful needle felted hare and pumpkin. The set also comes with a certificate, Halloween card and special wood-handled felting tool. The trade price is £9.20, and the kit retails at £24.
+44 (0)1620 860 907