Craft Focus - Page number 63 - August/September 2021 (Issue 86)

Cute crochet & neat knits Books, tools and yarns to keep ke n knitters comi g back for more KNITTING FEVER INC. HAUNUI, (pronounced Hoo-noo-ee and translated as place of the winds ) is a fusion of New Zealand Halfbred and Fine Romney stock, line-bred for generations to ensure the very highest quality. HAUNUI carries a micron count of 22-24. Each fleece is meticulously checked, tracked and graded to ensure the best selection of quality and color. Animal welfare is of chief importance here. The sheep are never mulesed. “We are of the understanding that in order to preserve these coloured sheep, their wool has to be something to be loved and enjoyed,” claims chief shepherd, Harriet Gardner. From New Zealand, the fleece is exported to NORO, in Japan, where it’s lovingly carded and spun. With great respect for the wool’s natural qualities and as per Noro’s exacting standards, fleece is never over processed. According to Eisaku Noro, “Natural fibres have great features that humans cannot mimic. I want to leave these features as much as possible in my yarns. These natural states are intentionally left by using human hands and old machinery so that natural fibres are not over processed. All of this is so knitters can feel nature more closely when knitting with Noro yarns.” +44 (0)7921 454 024 SEARCH PRESS Introducing Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit & Crochet - 75 projects to make your own mini world by Lesley Stanfield. Choose from winged insects and flying fancies, hanging horrors, cute ladybirds and perfect honeybees, tropical terrors and garden favourites. Each critter is cross-referenced to a complete pattern or chart at the back of the book, with information on stuffing, finishing and yarn requirements. There are also helpful hints on creating iridescence and translucent wings. The books also include leaves, flowers, shells and other elements from the natural world. VIRIDIAN LTD Viridian is pleased to introduce the new Circulo range of Amigurumi Kits. These kits contain everything needed to make your very own Amigurumi toy. With 20 different fun characters to choose from there’s a Circulo Amigurumi for everyone. All kits contain: yarn, crochet hook, tapestry needle, safety eyes, stuffing fibre, stitch marker and pattern. The yarn is composed of 100 per cent mercerized Brazilian virgin cotton, it has medium thickness and combines yardage with tenderness. +44 (0)1173 005 244 KNITTING FEVER INC. Easy-care Bluefaced Leicester wool harvested from sheep ethically raised in the UK. The Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) is a longwool breed of sheep with curly, fine, rather lustrous wool. This wonderful product is spun from 100 per cent BFL wool, and is put up in a Shetland twist to allow the wool to be experienced fully. +44 (0)7921 454 024  63 KNITTING & CROCHET