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

76 VIRIDIAN Clover, distributed by Viridian, can always be relied on to produce quality tools and accessories to inspire and aid your journey when creating clothes and items for yourself, friends and family. From your basic essentials of pins, needles and scissors to embroidery, quilting and kanzashi accessories there’s everything you need to embellish your creations and make them one of a kind. Why not add a pom-pom to your hand knitted hats, there’s a size for all the family or maybe use the tassel makers to finish off stunning cushions? From tatting, hair pin lace to flower looms and wonder knitters there are many ways to get creative. CYGNET YARNS Seriously Chunky Metallics are back! This shiny, luxurious yarn comes in a gorgeous range of shimmering metallic shades. With a beautiful drape, this yarn lends itself perfectly to both garments and homewares. There are 10 metallic shades in the range including seasonal shades Lithium, Platinum and Gold, plus colours that pop including Magnesium, Zinc and Cobalt. This super chunky yarn is available in 100 per cent premium acrylic, worked best on 10mm-12mm knitting needles and 12mm crochet hook. The perfect tools to upcycle and create beautiful garments Calling all fashionistas! GROVES This set of rulers from the template and ruler experts, Sew Easy, is a must have for making clothes at home. Using this fantastic multifunctional tool makes drafting and altering patterns a breeze. Made from durable and flexible plastic with easy-to-use hanging holes. The product has clearly marked, high accuracy metric measurements, 10cm increments for easy reference. The smooth edges make it easy to use both sides. The five-piece set includes: an unprinted ruler for sleeve holes; an unprinted ruler for necklines; a printed ruler for variable curves; a printed ruler for hip; and a printed long square ruler.