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This beginner-friendly kit from The Crafty Kit Company is a fantastic introduction to the art of two-dimensional needle felting, also known as ‘painting with wool’.

Inside crafters will find all the tools and supplies needed to create an autumnal scene of woodland toadstools, including specialist felting needles, 100 per cent felting wool, and a recycled foam felting pad. Proudly made in Scotland by the winner of Best Sustainable Craft Company 2020 and 2021, this kit would make a wonderful present, either as a boxed gift or as a finished project to display on the wall in its bamboo hoop! The RRP is £18.95.

For further information, call +44 (0)1620 860 907, email: trade@craftykitcompany.co.uk or visit the website: https://trade.craftykitcompany.co.uk

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I couldn't be more excited to reveal Corinne's brand new Christmas with the Mouse Family hoop kit. It launched in June on her Create and Craft TV show and early response has been phenomenal. This very special hoop kit features these little creatures getting ready for Christmas. Amid twinkling lights, the three little mice are putting finishing touches to their tree, hanging homemade garlands and acorns. A festive kit with a difference, this atmospheric design evokes cosy winter nights full of joyful anticipation. As always, the kit contains everything needed to complete the project, including a 19cm wooden hoop, and comes in our distinctive recyclable folk printed box.

For further information, call +44 (0)1132 460 403, email: trade@corinnelapierre.com or visit the website: www.corinnelapierre.com

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ExaClair Limited has launched a new Creative Box to add to its range of Clairefontaine handicraft products. The Lettering Kit Creative Box features a selection of premium items, perfect for those wishing to try the popular art of brush lettering. It contains four pre-printed sheets to colour, a lettering brush, pipette, three bottles of premium quality Jacques Herbin inks (10ml), a lettering initiation booklet and a full instructions sheet.

Lawrence Savage, Marketing Manager at ExaClair Limited, says, “This Clairefontaine Lettering Kit offers further choice for the end-user and makes an ideal gift for those seeking to experience brush lettering. Other Creative Boxes include an origami garland complete with LED lights, crepe paper flowers and Christmas decorations.”

For further information, call +44 (0)1553 696 600, email: sales@exaclair.co.uk or visit the website: www.exaclairlimited.com

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Hawthorn Handmade has introduced three new cross stitch kits. Firstly, Born to Craft is created with just a simple cross stitch. Secondly, A Stitch in Time is perfect for all stitchers; and lastly the rainbow design perfectly complements the new crafty word designs. The bright and fun pattern has no fiddly partial stitches or back stitch and the block colours make this a really simply project for beginners. For further information, email: info@hawthornhandmade.co.uk or visit the website: www.hawthornhandmade.com

The product range is featured in full in our August/September issue available now to read online for FREE

The product is featured in our August/September issue available now to read online for FREE

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This earth design really comes into its own on Zweigart's beautiful 28 ct. Cashel linen with the all-over print 'Mini Dots' (3281/1129) in delicate light blue. The design can be downloaded free of charge from the homepage: www.zweigart.de/embroidery

Did you know? Zweigart's trademark is the Orange Line, an orange-coloured thread in the selvedge of all Zweigart® fabrics. This is the company's sign for best quality and state-of-the-art fabrics that are colourfast, easy-care and precise in weaving. Be sure to also explore the rest of the collection on the company's website and check out the new Instagram page at www.instagram.com/zweigartneedleworkfabrics For further information, email info@zweigart.de or visit the website: www.zweigart.de

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edding's EcoLine markers are eco-friendly with at least 90 per cent of the total plastic used made from recycled material (including 83 per cent post-consumer material), whilst the edding 24 EcoLine Highlighter has been awarded the 'Blue Angel' eco-label and at least 90 per cent of the cap and barrel are made from renewable resources. All our EcoLine markers are refillable, made in Germany and are classified as Climate Neutral products. What's more, is that from April 2022, 5p from the sale of every single EcoLine marker will be donated to Tree Appeal and their Trees for Schools campaign, whereby students in a UK school get involved and plant trees, reduce CO2 in our atmosphere, and learn about the environment. The campaign is also part of the Tree Twinning initiative through which every tree planted in the UK will also see a tree planted in Africa. This means for every 120 EcoLine markers sold, two trees will be planted (one in a UK school and one in Africa) which will collectively remove over 700kg of CO2 from the atmosphere. Based off the predicted annual sales the company hopes to remove just over 700tonnes of CO2 this year alone.

For further information, email info@edding.co.uk or visit the website: www.edding.co.uk You can read about more eco-friendly products in our June/ July issue - download for free now!

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Michael's Bridal Fabrics has increased its range of eco-friendly French laces. Some are using organic cotton, combined with viscose made from wood pulp where new trees are planted when the ones to produce the yarn are cut down. One of these articles is a re-coloured existing design, and now include colours: Jeans, Dk Emerald and White. Many of the existing designs will also be converted to using the organic cotton option as the company replaces them.

For further information, call +44 (0)1322 380 480 or visit: www.michaelsbridalfabrics.co.uk

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Blooming with Love is the 99th kit in the ever-popular collaboration between Bothy Threads and Wrendale Designs, marking the special occasion with another fun and colourful design that brings stitching to life.

Can this mischievous Spaniel be forgiven for digging up the tulips with that cheeky grin? Part of the Bothy Threads Spring Collection, available on 14th June 2022, the kit contains; 16 count Zweigart Aida with a printed speckled background, pre-sorted stranded cottons, needle, stitch diagram and instructions.

The finished size measures 26cm x 26cm. This design uses full cross stitches and back stitch.


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Hawthorn Handmade's new Granny Square Needle Minder is perfect for all crochet loving stitchers! This handy magnetic needle minder will keep an eye on all your needles and pins when you're not using them. Entirely made in the UK, the RRP is £8.

For further information call +44 (0)1258 863 873, email wholesale@hawthornhandmade.co.uk or visit www.hawthornhandmade.com

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Inspired by the wildlife of the British countryside, this beginner-friendly kit from The Crafty Kit Company's new 'animal families' range contains everything needed to make a cute little hen and two chicks. Inside you'll find specialist felting needles, 100 per cent felting wool, and clear, step-by-step instructions. It's proudly made in Scotland by The Crafty Kit Company. The RRP is £13.60.

For further information, call +44 (0)1620 860 907, email trade@craftykitcompany.co.uk or visit: https://trade.craftykitcompany.co.uk