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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.
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ExaClair has added new Christmas gift wrap to its Clairefontaine Kraft range. Featuring dinosaurs and sausage dogs, both designs are available in the half-size 'Tiny Rolls' format.
“Following our double award win at the London Stationery Show, we have received unprecedented interest in our Tiny Rolls,” says Clement Rouillard, marketing manager. “We are very pleased to extend the smaller-sized rolls into these on-trend Kraft papers.” For details, visit www.exaclairlimited.com
We love Craft Buddy's new Forever Flowers range. Each DIY flower-making kit allows crafters to create their own floral designs. There's a variety of different options, and the product can be used for everything from lighting displays and wreaths to bouquets. The interchangeable flower heads allow the user to tweak the design according to the occasion, whether it's a summer barbecue or wintry Christmas place setting. For details, visit www.craftbuddyltd.co.uk
Suitable for crafters aged 10 and above, this knit-your-own dragon kit is ideal for those with a limited experience. With a spiky spine and impressive wings, the cute animal comes with everything that's needed including yarn, needles, stuffing and full instructions. Once complete, the toy is 23cm tall, with a retail price of £14.
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Crafter's Companion has added a selection of stylish bronze dies to its Gemini Patchwork range. Designs include clamshell, elongated hexagon and jewel, and each can be used with a multitude of materials including cotton and denim. The product is ideal for quilting and patchwork projects, and with the tricky preparation work removed, it can be used by beginners with ease. The retail price is £39.99.
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This petite tote is perfect for stashing a knitting project or a few essentials. Its small shape will fit snugly under the arm and there's a zippered front pocket and stable flat bottom. The design is one of two new paper patterns by Noodlehead, available from Hantex.
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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