Craft Focus - December 2021/January 2022 (Issue 88)

20 VIRIDIAN Viridian is delighted to introduce its new range of Opal 4ply yarn Van Gogh. Opal first presented these impressionistic colourways in honour of Vincent van Gogh 10 years ago and they’ve never been forgotten. There are eight new colours this year. Van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of the 19th century and went down in world history with his paintings. Opal is the home of limited edition self-patterning 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. KNITTING FEVER New to the Noro fall/winter 2021-22 collection is Haunui, pronounced Hoo-nu-ie and translated ‘place of the winds’. The wool comes from the South Island of New Zealand from a familyrun mulesing-free farm whose sheep are bred from the Halfbred and Fine Romney breeds. Their wool shows natural colours from brown to beige and is of the highest quality with a fineness of 22-24 microns. The fleeces are processed in Japan with old machines and a lot of manual work carried out especially gently to preserve the natural properties of the wool fibres and to make them tangible in the yarn. Haunui is offered in five undyed natural colours. PHOTOCENTRIC Based in Cambridgeshire, UK, Photocentric specialises in providing customers all around the globe with fantastic service and support, since 2002. In addition to clear stamps, the company also offers a growing range of other bespoke craft products, such as stencils, dies, printed papers and more, as they enable creative businesses of all shapes and sizes to bring their brand to life. Making creating a high-quality craft range accessible and simple. In 2022, Photocentric is providing something new for customers, adding a new 3D printing service to accompany its existing offering. Customers now have the ability to work with Photocentric to enable greater innovation in mass manufacturing, to produce product free of tooling or set-up costs. The image shows a set of perfume caps that were designed using the freedom of geometry that only 3D printing technology allows, all printed together on one production run. The beauty of 3D technology to the craft industry is the ability to customise and adjust parts at ease, and the speed to market that can be achieved. These lids were all printed on their revolutionary Liquid Crystal Magna printer. +44 (0)1733 349937 DAVID & CHARLES From straightening out your kitchen drawers and maximising closet space to keeping your home clean and tidy, the tips, tricks, and hacks in NIFTYTM: Clean & Organized will take your space to the next level in no time. From the popular BuzzFeed lifestyle destination NIFTYTM, this home organisation guide is perfect for anyone who wants to bring a little order to whatever space they call home. It includes helpful advice on how to clean and organise every room in the house, making life easier, more organised, and less stressful than ever before. With money-saving tips, fun DIYs, and inventive ideas for maximising space, this book is the ultimate cleaning resource. Whether it’s tackling the chaos of the bedroom closet or making the most out of the limited space in your tiny bathroom, this title makes tidying up and staying organised easier than ever. +44 (0)1392 790 650