Craft Focus - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 94)

VIRIDIAN Viridian is pleased to introduce the new range of Opal selfpatterning 8ply sock yarn Winter Wonderland available in six fabulous shades. This Opal range is perfect for the colder months and is sure to keep your toes toasty this winter. Opal is the home of limited addition self-pattering sock yarn made of 75 per cent virgin wool and 25 per cent polyamide it’s hard wearing yet gentle to delicate skin, perfect for both little ones and the more mature skin. Don’t forget that Opal is perfect for not only socks but also makes beautiful baby clothes along with an abundance of other garments. CORINNE LAPIERRE Everyone at Corinne Lapierre loves a robin and catching a glimpse of this bright feathered friend really makes their day. It’s no wonder the Robin Felt Mini Kit is a bestseller in Corinne’s bird mini kit range. Everything needed to complete the project is in the box, including rich red, speckled brown and white wool-mix felt to bring the bird to life delightfully. The kit also includes detailed instructions, templates and a step-by-step stitch guide showing in particular how to sew the pretty daisy stitch to make the feathers. It’s therefore accessible to crafters of all abilities and anyone looking for a gift guaranteed to cheer up the lucky recipient. All kits are packaged in gorgeous, printed craft boxes with a large and very attractive front image which make for an eye-catching and easy display. They’re reusable, recyclable and compostable to give complete peace of mind to an ever-greater number of eco-conscious consumers. The RRP is £10.80. +44 (0)1132 460 403 BOTHY THREADS Snow Baby is another stunning Wrendale Designs image in cross stitch just released in the Autumn 2022 Bothy Threads Collection. This kit contains: 14 count Zweigart Aida with a printed speckled background, pre-sorted stranded cottons, needle, stitch diagram and instructions. The finished size is 26cm x 26cm. This kit uses full cross stitches, a few fractional stitches and back stitch and has an RRP £32.49. CRAFT BUDDY LTD. Crystal Art’s Festive Pets canvas measures 40cm x 50cm. This lovely canvas will surely put a big smile on all the pet lovers’ faces. Like all our Crystal Art Kit, this comes with a pre-mounted canvas which enables you to create beautiful diamond painting wall arts to decorate your home or to give as a handmade gift. 77 WINTER PRODUCT SHOWCASE