Now that most of our Christmas bits and pieces are online, I thought it would be a nice idea to do a general post about what we have in store (and online) that is geared towards Christmas crafting.
Firstly, for the sock knitters among you, I have to show you this year's Christmas colourway from West Yorkshire Spinners in their Signature 4 Ply. With a pretty silver sparkle thread running through it, the Vintage Tinsel colourway is a pop of nostalgic fun for your feet this Christmas. With each purchase of this colourway, you get a 4 page pattern booklet for the Twinkle Toes sock designed by Winwick Mum. You can find this on our website here and of course, in store. We also still have a couple of balls of a previous Christmas colourway, Robin.
If you're a crocheter and want to make something cute for your tree, what about this teddy and deer bauble kit? The box contains everything you need except the hook and sewing up needle, but if you don't already have a 3 mm hook we have plenty in stock. I think the deer one is so cute with her nose freckles!
Or maybe a Christmas themed cross stitch kit is how you envisage relaxing in the run up to Christmas? We have lots of different options, but my favourite are these DMC kits, which use navy Aida fabric to make the designs really pop. There are 10 different designs to choose from, from gingerbread houses to reindeers, puppies, and love birds. These Felt Cross Stitch Hoop Kits are also a good option for children to make, as the holes are much easier from young hands to work with, compared to Aida fabric. Plus with the included hoop, the finished piece would make a great grandparent Christmas gift! The wooden Ornament Cross Stitch Kits are even simpler to make thanks to the wooden template with pre-drilled holes, all that's left to do is decide on the design!
In store we also have a section in our bookcase dedicated to Christmas Knitting and Crochet books, with lots of projects and inspiration for any Christmas related item. There are knitted and crocheted toys aplenty, both large and small. There is even a Christmas jumper book by Rico which has Christmas Jumper designs whose sizes vary from baby to adult, so the whole family can match at Christmas time! Below are a few examples of what we have, but there are lots more!
We also have lots of Christmas themed ribbons, both bright and neutral with all manner of designs. There are a few bundles of Christmas Fat Quarters for anyone handy with a sewing needle, and for children's crafts we have felt in an arrangement of colours, as well as decorative craft buttons to add interest to their creations. We can even help if you're in need of some jingle bells, with coloured, silver and gold in a couple of sizes available in the shop.