Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

36 KING COLE Stand: TBC This year, King Cole has two beautiful new luxury yarns – the KC Collection. Naturally Soft 4ply is made with British Blue Faced Leicester Wool and Afghan Cashmere, and Mulberry Soft DK is made with Baby Alpaca and Mulberry Silk. Both yarns are accompanied with beautiful pattern books containing timeless designs. There’s also a new 100 per cent mercerised cotton yarn called Cottonsmooth DK. With a beautiful silky lustre, this yarn gives perfect stitch definition and a lovely drape to garments. In 10 varied shades there’s something for everyone. In King Cole’s commitment to becoming more sustainable it has made its entire premises solar-powered and is now bringing even more recycled fibres into the yarn ranges. Watch this space! CRAFTY YOU CRAFTY ME Stand: A22 Exhibiting for the first time at Stitches, Crafty You Crafty Me is bringing a whole range of new craft kits to the wholesale market. With child-friendly mosaics, beginner needle felting and adorable garland sewing kits there’s something for everything. Each eco-conscious kit comes packed an in a sleeved kraft box perfect for adding a pop of colour to your shelves.