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Crystal Parade has launched many Diamond art painting kits including these of Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen. My little girl is Frozen obsessed so she will love these designs! Both measure 20cm x 50cm. Each of the kits are full drilled and include everything you need to create these fabulous designs.

For further information, please email the team at: sales@crystalparade.co.uk or visit the website: www.crystalparade.co.uk

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Along with a brand-new collection of kits coming soon, Stephanie from Hawthorn Handmade has been busy re-creating some of the best-selling embroidery designs on the company's signature black backgrounds. The Alpaca, Hedgehog and Highland Heathers patterns are now all available to pre-order on the new colour way. Each kit comes with the pattern already printed on the fabric so no need for any tricky transferring, as well as high quality DMC thread, a wooden hoop, needle and detailed instruction booklet with stitch guides for 15 different techniques. July and August will also see the launch of four new embroidery kits and two new needle felting kits along with a whole new range of weaving packs ideal for beginners. To see all of Hawthorn Handmade's ranges head to the website where you can sign up for an account right away.

For further information call +44 (0)1258 863 873 or visit www.hawthornhandmadewholesale.co.uk

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With the majority of exhibition halls closing their doors for the remainder of 2020, Korbond will regrettably no longer be able to welcome you to its stand at Autumn Fair. However, the company is evolving and introducing innovative ways to engage with customers via a virtual and digital arena and is looking forward welcoming you to the home of Korbond, virtually.

Offering you advice, inspiration and support Korbond will guide you all the way on the journey from their home, to your home to your customers home. The company will bring you refreshed new ranges under the Creations by Korbond brand umbrella and practical products from the Care & Repair range, including creative core storage and brand new Sewing Machine Bags and Yarn Bags.

From 2nd to 9th September Korbond will be live streaming a series of tailored webinars, via Zoom, from the company's merchandising suite, hosting on-line meetings and Q&A sessions reviewing the best ranges for your outlet and consumers alike.

For the opportunity to receive a discount of up to 20 per cent on your first order placed in September 2020 (discount applies to standard pricing only). Priority book your 1:1 meeting with one of Korbond's haberdashery experts via the website: www.korbond.co.uk/contact-us

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I adore these beautiful blue butterfly ceramic buttons, handmade in Cornwall by Stockwell Ceramics featuring colourful flowers and butterflies to remind us of summer whatever the time of year. Originally designed for the Natural History Museum London, these exquisite buttons can be found on the stockwellceramics.co.uk website in their animal, bird and insect range.

Stockwell Ceramics is a craft company based in the beautiful Tamar Valley in Cornwall UK, where a small team of talented designers make unique ranges of ceramic buttons and jewellery for museum shops galleries and gift shops. All of the company's products are made entirely by hand in Britain.

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The design: Bee Happy is new this year to Hertitage Crafts. This colourful range of designs is created from the artwork of Karen Carter. The kits contain: Zweigart fabric, DMC stranded cottons sorted on to numbered cards, a needle, and clear charts and instructions.

Heritage Crafts is a world leader in counted cross stitch design. The company works with talented artists, including John Clayton, Peter Underhill, Karen Carter and Valerie Pfeiffer to produce highly detailed cross stitch designs which are a joy to stitch.

For further information, email sales@hcrafts.com or visit the website: www.hcrafts.com

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Macramé is the ancient craft of knotting lengths of thread together. In recent years it has seen a revival and is used to create beautiful home décor such as this plant hanger.

This do-it-yourself kit is perfect for beginners and uses just three simple knots. Peak Dale has used 100 per cent cotton cord and natural wood to make it both environmentally and aesthetically pleasing.

For further information, call +44 (0)1298 78447 or visit the website 

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This mini kit by Corinne Lapierre is perfect for children who want to learn to sew. The Felt Bee and Flower kits contains absolutely everything to make one busy bee and one daisy, perfect for nature lovers. The wool mix felt is soft and tactile, making it fun and easy to handle and the instructions are clear and simple.

This kit is recommended for ages six and over, with supervision, as it contains a real needle. The trade price is £3. All trade orders will receive free PoS and sample packs.



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How to Draw: Unicorns by Sharon Hurst shows you how to draw 26 fantastic unicorns in just seven easy stages.

Unicorns have captured the imagination of people all over the world. These fantastical creatures have never been so popular, and well-known fantasy artist Sharon Hurst shows you how to bring them to life in this, her first book. Each one starts with a few basic shapes and is developed into a finished tonal drawing, and a final coloured version shows you how to take your drawing even further. Choose from majestic winged creatures or playful young unicorns and discover how easily you too can create these amazing fantasy animals.

For more information, call +44 (0)1892 510 850 or visit the website www.searchpress.com

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ExaClair has launched a new Décopatch elephant kit to complement its popular mini kits range, containing everything required for a new Décopatch project all in one convenient box.

The new mini kit, perfect for kids, contains one ready-to-decorate mâché elephant, two sheets of Décopatch paper, one glue pot and a brush, with pictures on the packaging, designed to inspire crafters. Other mini kits include the dinosaur, dolphin, unicorn, rabbit, llama and butterfly, to name a few!

Lawrence Savage, marketing manager at ExaClair, says the mini kits are a great way for children to get creative and have fun: “Simple and original, these mini kits are an ideal activity for children and parents. They offer an imaginative and enjoyable way for the family to spend time together.”

For further information call +44 (0)1553 696 600 or visit the website exaclairlimited.com

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These vibrant Colourburst Dreamscapes from Lavinia Stamps come in a book of 30 double-sided 8in x 8in cards in 10 original designs. They are perfect for greeting cards and brilliant for framing and hanging on the wall. They're made from thick matte, 150 gsm premium card, digitally printed to a high quality and perfect for stamping on.

For further information, call +44 (0)1824 710 691 or visit the website laviniastamps.com