Craft Focus - April/May 2023 (Issue 96)

 VIRIDIAN Viridian’s range of Opal self-patterning 8ply sock yarn Winter Wonderland available in six fabulous shades, is a perfect gift for Dad. 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. PENTEL (STATIONERY) LTD. If a special gift is the order of the day, the EnerGel Philography pen is a premium retractable rollerball with a sophisticated satin finish metal barrel and chrome-plated trim, with metal pocket clip. A smooth operating twist mechanism advances and retracts the tip, to reduce the risk of a pen tip marking pockets. EnerGel ink is ultra-quick drying, which means there’s less risk of messy smudges on hands and paper – something appreciated especially by left-handed writers. Supplied with black EnerGel ink, the pen has a 0.7mm (medium) tip size and can be refilled in as many as 20 ink colours, (additional refills available separately). A choice of black, silver, dark blue, teal, warm silver, red, brown or white barrel colours is offered and the pen can be supplied in a gift box. Or, if it’s less about the giving and more about giving back, make a gesture to help Pentel support Prostate Cancer UK. For every special edition EnerGel Xm Retractable pen sold Pentel donates £0.25 to the charity. EnerGel Xm Retractable in this special edition has a white barrel with contrasting turquoise blue trim and is supplied with black ink in a 0.7mm (medium) line width. CRAFTER’S COMPANION Crafter’s Companion has introduced 12in x 12in Plaid Paper pads. Inspired by the traditional plaid or tartan patterns used throughout history but brought to you with a modern twist. One pad features warmer toned patterns whereas the other utilises cooler tones providing versatile designs for any colour pallet of your choice. Add colour and dimension to your papercraft makes, perfect for cards, tags, gift boxes and more! +44 (0)1388 660 930 69 FATHER’S DAY