Craft Focus - April/May 2022 (Issue 90)

15 BRAND SPANKING NEW Brand spanking new Check out some new and exciting products in the current market  THE CRAFTY KIT COMPANY This mystical moon gazing hare in a wreath kit by The Crafty Kit Company contains sustainable alternatives to traditional felting wool, made from recycled plastic bottles and biodegradable nylon fibre, making it ideal for crafters looking to use non-animal-derived products, or for those with lanolin allergies. Inside you’ll find clear, full-colour instructions, a recycled foam mat to work on, and specialist German felting needles, along with a vine wreath! Designed with ‘improvers’ in mind, this kit is perfect for crafters who have tried and enjoyed needle felting before. +44 (0)1620 860907 HAWTHORN HANDMADE The Baby Elephant Mini Needle Felting Kit from Hawthorn Handmade is made from 100 per cent British wool and is a wonderful beginner project, with detailed step-by-step photo instructions and all the wool and needles you need. The RRP is £12. +44 (0)1258 863 873 CYGNET YARNS Jellybaby Chenille Chunky is a soft and textured chunky yarn perfect for garments, toy making, accessories, blankets and homewares. With 12 shades in the range from pale pastels to vibrant brights this super soft 100 per cent polyester chenille yarn is quick knit and ideal for big crochets. The RRP is £3.79 per 100g ball There’s also a sparkle version: Jellybaby Glitter Chenille. This metallic range supports eight shades soft pastels and popping brights each with a hint of glitter, they are perfect for quick knit projects with added sparkle. These have an RRP £4.15 per 100g ball. HERITAGE CRAFTS Country Village (KLCV1618) is a lovely summer scene from Karen Carter. The design measures 20.5cm x 20.5cm and has an RRP £33. The design is available on 27 count evenweave fabric and on 14 count aida.