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Spring fever: Spring and Easter crafts to entice customers

Posted by Danielle Harvey on 4 April 2022

plastic egg with daffodils pen drawing on with coloured pens laying next to it Credit: Uni-ball

Use Spring and Easter crafts to entice customers at this beautiful time of year who are looking for items reflective of the season.

 

UNI-BALL
Help your customers create a colourful springtime with uni-ball pens and POSCA markers. Decorate eggs and gift boxes with beautiful spring motifs and enjoy some Easter crafting using POSCA paint makers. Whip up colourful, Easter-themed greetings with SIGNO gel pens, which work amazingly on paper and card. Or for your more artistically inclined customers, why not use watercolour with uni-PIN pens to make exquisite illustrations of seasonal animals?
T: +44 (0)1908 328 833 | contactus@mpuni.eu | www.uniball.co.uk

cross stitch print of old man gardening and wife bring cup of tea called 'tea break'

HERITAGE CRAFTS
Tea Break (GYTB1613) is part of the The Golden Years range by Peter Underhill. The design measures 19cm x 16cm and has an RRP £20.95. lt's stitched on 14ct aid a and contains whole stitches only.
sales@hcrafts.com | www.hcrafts.com

home sweet home cross-stitch print with needle thread and frame

ZWEIGART
Spring is in its starting blocks and Zweigart's Lovely Spring embroidery idea booklet bring perfect motifs for embroidery! Whether you like butterflies, birds or colourful flowers, there's something for everyone.
info@zweigart.de | www.zweigart.com

 cross stitch kit of a goose in a garden

THE STITCH COMPANY
This cross stitch kit, Grandmother's Old Garden - Goose (SKUrto-c341) comes complete with the necessary embroidery fabric, threads, pattern, needle and instructions. The finished design measures 12.5cm x 17cm.
info@stitchcompany.com | www.stitchcompany.com/en/

Macramé pot holder

ANCIENT WISDOM
Macramé pot holders are a gorgeous way to incorporate greenery into your customer's home. These macramé plant hangers will look great in any space, a living area, yoga studio or bedroom and would be perfect for a home or cottage in need of some rustic and homely décor. Just be sure to make sure your plant gets the light it needs, (plant and pot in picture not included). These are original designs, meticulously handcrafted in Indonesia by a family business using natural materials giving a minimalist feel and creating a relaxed feel in the room.
+44 (0)1142 729 165 | care@ancientwisdom.biz
www.ancientwisdom.biz

cross stitch kit of leaves in a flower pot in muted colours

HAWTHORN HANDMADE
Another new collection, these fresh and modern designs are perfect for a contemporary interior and would look amazing propped up next to a favourite houseplant. Each design features a printed background that adds depth to each hoop. As with all Hawthorn's kits, every box comes with everything you need including the pre-printed pattern, detailed instructions, stitch and colour guide, needle, DMC threads and wooden hoop. These vase embroidery kits have an RRP £21.95.
+44 (0)1258 863 873 | www.hawthornhandmade.com

daisy wreath craft kit

ARTCUTS
Instantly bring spring into your home with Artcuts' wooden Daisy Wreath Craft Kit. Inspired by daisy chains, delicately drawn leaves twist around a wooden wreath, which is embellished with dainty flowers and textured twine. With helpful instructions, makers will learn how to colour the wood using specialist ink and will be guided through decorating the embellishments to bring the wreath to life! With great gifting appeal the kit is neatly boxed and includes all the components as well as a short video tutorial. It's made from sustainable FSC certified Scandinavian birch wood, which is smoothly sanded for quality results. Each one of Artcuts' craft kits is designed and manufactured from the company's studio and workshops in the Surrey Hills. The RRP is £19.95.
+44 (0)1342 843 843 | www.artcutstrade.com

felting march hair design

THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY
Designed by needle felting artist Alison Rumbles for The Crafty Kit Company, this needle felting kit is a fantastic project for those who have tried and enjoyed needle felting before, and would like to take their skills to the next level. Detailed instructions guide crafters through the process of creating a beautifully realistic wild Scottish hairby creating a wire armature, gradually adding felting wool, and finally adding the subtle details that bring the project to life! The RRP is £24.95.+44 (0)1620 860 907 | trade@craftykitcompany.co.uk | trade.craftykitcompany.co.uk

cross-stich hare on navy blue material design

PARAFFLE
Go mad for a March hare with Paraffle's Hare embroidery kit! Featuring a moon gazing hare design stitched in Sammy from Paraffle's paisley inspired style, this is a stunning project for beginners. The kit contains everything needed to create a finished piece of embroidery: 8in embroidery hoop, organic and ethically produced fabric, DMC thread (on a helpful thread organiser), needle, pattern transfer, and detailed instructions all packaged in a stylish presentation box,ideal for gifting. The Hare was first released in spring 2021, and has since become Paraffle's top selling embroidery kit. The RRP is £21.50.
+44 (0)7468 535 475 | wholesale@paraffleembroidery.com
www.paraffle-embroidery.com

cross stitch mouse in a flower pot

BOTHY THREADS
Get ready for Easter withsome homemade Eastercards. Easter Bunnyis one of many crossstitch greetings cardsavailable fromBothy Threads. The kit contains: 16 ount white Zweigart Aida, stranded cottons, needle, chart and instructions. A brown triple fold card and envelope are also included. The finished size measures 10cm x10cm. This kit uses full cross stitch, back stitch and French knots.
info@bothythreads.com | www.bothythreads.com

cross stitch flowers on cards

PIXELHOBBY UK
Easter has always been a symbol of new life and there's no better way to celebrate spring time than by trying a new craft! Pixelhobby UK distributes craft kits that use sustainably produced pixels to create beautiful pictures and the company's card kitsare no exception. Originally launched on The Craft Store, Pixelhobby UK's Spring Bloom and Easter Card Kits each contain threeoriginal pixel designs for you to create. Simply place the transparent base plate over the design, pull off the pixels and place themon the base plate spikes to colour match the picture. It really is that easy! Once you've completed your pixel pictures, they canbe embedded into Pixelhobby cards and gifted to someone you're looking forward to sharing spring with. All Pixelhobby card kits contain everything you need to make all three designs, including cards and envelopes.
www.pixelhobby.uk

front cover of book featuring bright pink paper flowers

PAVILION
Susan Beech is a paperartist specialisingin the making ofcrepe paper flowers. In A Petal Unfolds, she shows how to make beautiful and life like paper flowers and arrangements. The end-result is sustainable and ecofriendly, and perfect for bringing everlasting floral style to any interior or occasions such as a wedding orbirthday party. Readers will learn how to create 25 beautiful seasonal flower projects – from anemones, cyclamen and daffodils to peonies, dahlias and roses. In addition to single blooms, there are ideas for combining flowers into an arrangement, wreath, wall hanging and a bouquet.
+44 (0)20 8741 7070 | www.pavilionbooks.com

front cover of book of how to make springtime stuff

SEARCH PRESS
Half Yard Spring Collection is a collection of Half Yard sewing projects for springtime style, designed by the award-winning and best-selling author Debbie Shore. Debbie has chosen her favourite spring designs from her much-loved Half Yard series, including five new projects for you to sink your needles into. Whether you're spring cleaning and tidying, working in the garden or entertaining, this book contains everything you need to do it in style! Choose from useful bags, boxes and storage solutions to give your inside space a new lease of life; create gorgeous bags for days out and table decorations for days in entertaining; and finally, make your outside space just as inviting as inside, with a peg bag for your laundry and a gardener's kneeling pad for all those spring jobs in the garden. Each item requires no more than half a yard of outer fabric, plus all the necessary hardware, trimmings and lining. As always, every project feature Debbie's friendly, easy-to-follow instructions and a beautiful photograph of the finished make.
+44 (0)1892 510 850 | www.searchpress.com

row of bunnies and ducks on string

CRAFTY YOU CRAFTY ME
Get ready for Easter with this adorable sewing kit. Inspired by our favourite spring animals, this kit comes with beautiful wool blend felt, DMC threads, wool filling, cotton hanging thread and the all-important sewing needle. All Crafty You Crafty Me sewing kits come with photo step-by-step instructions and fullsize templates making them perfect for beginners or more experienced crafters alike. This plastic-free kit comes beautifully presented in a sleeved kraft box perfect for gifting aswell as your own spring project.
wholesale@craftyyoucraftyme.com | www.craftyyoucraftyme.com

ball of yarn next to wooden box

KNITTING FEVER
A fantastic new gift idea by Lykke Crafts the oversized yarn box can fit up to a 200g dragon ball of Noro yarn. Hand-crafted out of either mango wood or Indian rosewood, this beautiful yarn box protects your yarn as you work from tangling or from your furry friends. It also makes a lovely piece of art to sit on your coffee table or shelf a perfect gift for your favourite person!
customerservice@knittingfever.com | www.knittingfever.com

die cut floral card in pink flowers with special friend on it

CRAFTER'S COMPANION
Create stunning die cut designs that fill the page and make a big impact with your handmade cards and crafts with the Delicate Panel DieCollection! This die cutting range from Gemini has been designed to create intricate statement designs that simply couldn't be created with scissors or a craft knife. Each die creates a beautifully delicate and intricate pattern, perfectly sized for 4in x 6in cardbases. Craft a showstopping centrepiece, blooming brilliant background and cut out smaller pieces for matching embellishments!
+44 (0)1388 660 930 | www.crafterscompaniontrade.co.uk

gifts wrapped in brown craft paper with happy easter craft bits added

CRAFTER'S COMPANION
Recreate those picture perfect, blue-sky days and craft charming Springtime treats with the Farmstead Easter Collection from Violet Studio. A full farmyard of chicks, bunnies and lambs are recreated in a hand-painted watercolour style, inviting you to step into a storybook world of dreamy daisy chains and delightful Easter eggs. A classic palette of sweet pastels alongside linen stripes and cheerful gingham prints offers a soft and nostalgic feel. With patterned paper, cardmaking kits, stickers and sweet embellishments, the Farmstead Easter Collection is the perfect way to give your crafts, gifts and seasonal décor a heirloom, homemade style. Prices start from RRP £1.49.
+44 (0)1388 660 930 | www.crafterscompaniontrade.co.uk

pastel fabric in a white basket with a bow Credit: Zweigart

Feeling fresh
Spring fabrics to inspire creative minds

 

ZWEIGART
Soft colours in light pastel tones determine the colour scheme of Zweigart’s booklet Lovely Spring. This ‘Splash’ print in spring-like yellow and green on product 3793 Fein-Aida is particularly suitable as a background for every embroidery. Choose your favourite fabrics of this beautiful colour world and get the free chart at zweigart.de/downloads.
info@zweigart.de | www.zweigart.com

close up of brightly coloured floral fabric print

THE CRAFT COTTON COMPANY
Wild Dreams is a vibrant collection of hand-drawn floral blooms designed by Paula Milner, The Crafty Lass. Inspired by summer meadows, blossoming bouquets and the true wonder of British nature, Paula hopes these colourful designs truly inspire people to get making and creating. Delivering in March, these organic cottons will surely brighten up your day.
+44 (0)1618 322 213 | www.visagetextiles.com

selection of patterned fabric on a stool

GROVES
Cotton Beach is the perfect name for this coastal cotton fabric collection. Shells, coral reefs and sea anemones are some of the motifs that inspired these mixed style designs. Colours vary from purples to dark and light corals, sandy greys, light green teal and blues and yellows to represent sunshine.
sales@groves-banks.com | www.grovesltd.co.uk

book front cover of hot to guide to fabric

SEARCH PRESS
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, and is used to wrap gifts and create bags for carrying things more easily. Once you have learned the basic methods of tying and folding, you can tie furoshiki in different ways to suit the size and shape of the contents within. There's no sewing involved and, using just a squareof fabric, Aurélie Le Marec shows you how to wrap all kinds of items from books to guitars and laptops to wine bottles. You can adapt furoshiki to suit itemsof all shapes and sizes and, with more than 50 furoshiki folds in this book, explained with step-bystep illustrations and clear instructions, you can help to reduce waste by making furoshiki part of youreveryday life!
+44 (0)1892 510 850 | www.searchpress.com

close up of ivory duchess satin fabric

MICHAEL'S BRIDAL FABRICS
Michael's Bridal Fabrics' main focus for 2022 is to introduce more eco-friendly fabrics into its collection. These are made up of articles with recycled yarns, which include a polyester duchess satin which is available in Shell Pink and Dusky Rose as well as PaleIvory. There are some qualities with organic cotton and some which are produced from naturel products like, milk, bamboo, corn, rose petals and eucalyptus. At present, many eco articles are only available in natural colours without dyeing, making them even more eco-friendly. One of the French laces is a design the company has run for many years, but it now uses organic cotton and the viscose content is made from wood pulp where the trees are replaced. The design also features four new colours. Michael's is also planning to replace the base fabric on some of its embroidered tulles with a recycled quality, and the embroidery thread will also beable to be made using recycled yarn. On non eco fabrics, the company has recently introduced two of its best-selling colours of Duck Egg and Dusky Rose into its stretch duchess satin, and a heavy, but very soft double-faced satin in three colours.
+44 (0)1322 380 480 | www.michaelsbridalfabrics.co.uk

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