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The Christmas Create-A-Card Message Reveal Dies are launching this august. Create a gorgeous collection of cards with a special hidden message! Each set includes a die that creates the main card base, along with full instructions to make your hidden message and beautiful decorate elements.
+44 (0)1388 660 930
I love card making and love these card kits are from Bothy Threads. The Christmas Fox and Christmas Bear cards both measure 10cm x 10cm. These kits contain; 14 count misty blue Zweigart Aida, stranded cottons, special threads, needle, stitch diagrams and instructions. A brown triple fold card and envelope are also included.
From October, Craft Buddy will be releasing its brand new Disney Crystal Art Christmas Collection, building on the successful Disney Crystal Art launch earlier this year. The Disney Crystal Art Christmas Cards feature popular characters with a festive theme these include Festive Minnie, Santa Mickey, Festive Lion King, Winter Winnie The Pooh and Winter Olaf.
Other products in the collection include the Set of six Disney Pixar Hanging Decorations, a Disney Christmas Friends Sticker Set, a 30x30cm Winter Mickey and Minnie Crystal Art Canvas Kit and two Crystal Art Wreath Kits – Bambi & Christmas Disney Princess.
Further items in the Crystal Art range include 30x30cm Crystal Art Canvas Kits based on movie scenes from Raya and the Last Dragon, Dumbo and The Aristocats, as well as larger 40x50cm Canvas Kits of 101 Dalmatians and The Jungle Book.
For more details on the Crystal Art range, email email@example.com
Did you know that it's possible to make a bag with the bark of a tree? The vegan leather alternative, cork fabric, is made by gluing cork sheets to a backing support.
So often we're offered mass production products with synthetic backings but Folclore Crafts took this fabric to the next level, changing polyester and PU for certified cotton fabrics. Now Folclore can say it has a 100 per cent plant-based and sustainable material.
This cork and cotton fabric was born from the joint work of Folclore Crafts and a Portuguese cork factory.
Using a handcrafted process, they're able to offer customised products. It's possible to choose from an amazing range of colours and natural patterns and to pick the best pure cotton backing from different weights. A lightweight cork fabric will be perfect for garments, a medium and a heavyweight material can be used in bags and other fashion accessories or in home interior projects, including upholstery. Even reversible options are possible.
Handcrafted, sustainable and with Portuguese soul, cork and cotton fabric from Folclore Crafts offers more than a leather alternative
Everything you need to complete this embroidered appliqué felt hoop decoration depicting three beautiful toadstools, acorns and foliage is in the box. Inspired by local autumnal nature walks and the rich distinctive colours found in woodlands, this kit is a joy to make or gift and the design could also be used as an appliqué motif on a cushion or bag.
Beautifully packaged in a craft box with printed folk designs on all sides, this fully recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging makes for a beautiful shop display.
The kit includes high quality super soft wool mix felt in warm tones, assorted DMC threads, a needle and a 19cm wooden hoop. Full scale easy-to-follow templates, instructions and a stitch guide are included.
This kit is suitable for beginners learning new sewing kills and for more advanced crafters looking to develop their own ideas. The trade price is £8.30 (RRP £19.95) and all trade orders receive free PoS.
+44 (0)1132 460 403
This beautiful, feminine design is made up of three different stitches (all with illustrated instructions) and would be perfect for any skill level.
Each kit uses the best quality supplies including DMC stranded cotton, a 6in Elbesee wooden hoop, pre-printed 100 per cent cotton fabric and John James needles. This attention to detail means you have everything needed to complete this fantastic piece of hoop art. The RRP is £22.95.
The Wonderful Women Embroidery Collection has an RRP £21.95. Inspired by the incredible women we know and love, this new range has been designed by Hawthorn Handmade's Claire Drinkwater and is a celebration of taking some time out for ourselves. Whether it's relaxing with a craft project, tending to your plants, speeding along a country lane or stretching out the week's aches and pains, we can all recognise ourselves and our loved ones in these images bought to life through stitching. These complete kits come with everything you need including DMC thread, wooden hoop, needle, pre-printed fabric and detailed instructions.
+44 (0)1258 863 873
Create charming fox bunting with this Artcuts craft kit, designed for all levels of makers. Made from Artcuts' signature Scandinavian Birch wood (FSC certified) each fox can be decorated in rusty orange with specialist wood ink. Artcuts has creatively designed each fox to layer together, bringing it to life. The contemporary foxes can either be strung together as a bunting or hung individually. Every kit contains everything to make three foxes: wooden components, an orange ink pad, PVA craft glue and coordinating twine. Plus, each kit is packaged by hand in a fair-trade cotton bag – ready for gifting! The kit has a wide appeal, suitable for all levels and can be sold in craft shops, giftware shops and stationers. Established in 2012, Artcuts designs and makes all its wooden craft kits in their Surrey based studio and workshops. This range will be available from July 2021.
For further information, call +44 (0)1342 843 843, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.artcutstrade.com
Creating a brighter future, Berisfords, continue to design and weave beautiful new ribbons in the UK, such as this gorgeous rainbow ombre ribbon (R80643). The company is also committed in 2021 to migrating its polyester ribbons to 100 per cent recycled yarn, starting with 3501 double-faced satin. Berisfords is distributed across the UK by Groves. Visit the website to view the full range of Berisfords ribbons and find out more about the move towards sustainable ribbons.
For further info call +44 (0)1844 258 100 or visit the website www.grovesltd.co.uk
Nurge has a real following for its high-quality beech wood embroidery products, including three different size multi-adjustable embroidery stands and a wide variety of hoops with brass fittings up to a super 1in (24mm) depth, with Quilt hoops up to a huge 28in (700mm) diameter.
However, following many requests for square hoops, Nurge has introduced a Square Plastic Hoop range. With the usual high quality, they have a strong, easy adjustable screw tightening, and a grove on the inside of the hoop to hold the fabric tight.
They come in four sizes from 4in (110mm) up to the 11in (280mm), which is often used for display in A4 frames. They're 10mm deep and rigid, which makes them popular with machine embroiders. Whilst called Square, the hoops are actually slightly rectangular to suit formats better.
You can see the products on the Nurge Distribution website, where there are also contact details for trade enquiries. You can email email@example.com for further info.