Craft Focus - Page number 40 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

40 KING COLE Stand: C16 2021 is set to be King Cole’s greenest year yet. Following the installation of solar panels making their premises entirely energy self-sufficient, the company has also installed an electric car charging point available to the public and is committed to producing more recycled products, like King Cole Forest Aran made from 100 per cent recycled materials, available in 10 beautiful subtle colours. New products for 2021 include Rosarium Mega Chunky – a bumps-dyed yarn that gives great volume and handle. There are nine vintage shades suitable for warm cosy garments as well as homeware and accessories. THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY Stand: A16 The Crafty Kit Company is returning to Stitches this September, where the team will be exhibiting their award- winning needle felting, sewing, and knitting kits alongside a new range of felt craft flower kits. On display will be best-selling customer favourites, in addition to new kits for autumn/winter 2021, including the company’s first crafting advent calendar, and rain forest-themed needle felting kits! VIRIDIAN Stand: E14 Viridian is a customer focused supplier of knitting, crochet and haberdashery products. As a long-standing independent distributor for Opal Sock Yarn, Knit Pro, Clover, Eucalan no rinse laundry wash and the company is proud to add Circulo Amigurumi Kits and PANART Artists brushes to its repertoire for 2021. Viridian is delighted to present some eye-catching new products for Stitches 2021 including the latest range of Opal 4ply yarn. ‘25 Years’ is a stunning range of eight shades, celebrating 25 years of Opal self-patterning yarn, the fabulous pictures on the ball bands have been designed by some extremely talented children aged between two and 12 years. Opal is the home of limited edition self-pattering sock yarn, most ranges are made of 75 per cent wool and 25 per cent polyamide it’s hard wearing yet gentle, perfect for both little ones and the more mature skin. For further information please refer the website or better yet visit the stand! EXHIBITOR PROFILES SEARCH PRESS Stand: C17 Search Press is a leading art and craft publisher in the UK. the company specialises in producing beautiful and practical books on knitting, sewing, crocheting, needlecraft, textiles, painting and drawing, and general crafts for people of all skill levels. Check out new titles and bestsellers at the stand!