Need ideas for the perfect gifts for your crafty friends, or hints for your own wishlist for your friends to give you? I've put together a selection of amazing products available from NZ Yarn Sampler suppliers - please support their wonderful businesses! Get all your crafty gifts purchased right now, and then email this page link (www.blendy.co.nz/wishlist.html) to your partner/family/friends so they can buy you something you actually want...
From www.fabfibres.co.nz Treasure Packs $30. Gorgeous combinations of fabrics and threads for patchwork, exotic stuffed toy-making, small decor items, etc. including brocades, tuilles, organzas, sequinned fabrics, etc. Sufficient for approx 2 medium-sized cushion fronts.
From Spinning A Yarn Amazing tussah silk sliver 50g $15, perfect for your spinning friends (or a treat for yourself)! It is dyed in earthy forest tones, like a silent stroll through the bush. This soft, shiny fibre will make a lovely yarn, spin it thick or thin, with high or low twist to acheive different end products.
From www.vintagepurls.co.nz The Summer Sock Club $95. This takes place over three months, each month you receive a club-exclusive Sock yarn colourway, a "serving-suggestion" pattern and some secret goodies designed to enhance your knitting life. The yarn colourways are designed with summer in mind; lighter, breezy and cheerful. The patterns will probably appeal to women more than men.
From Touch Yarns - Boucle Wrap pattern $5.50. Just what you need to knit for cooler summer evenings, or to go over that dress you're wearing to summer weddings.
From Southern Alpacas Scarf Kit $25
A fantastically fine scarf kit - a 2 ply hank of 50gm yarn - alpaca with 20% super-fine NZ merino. This comes with two scarf patterns and is enough to make one scarf - all hand dyed in unique variegated colours OR natural caramel colour.
From Yarn Traders Oval beads - 20g $7.90 A great start to any felt embellishment, jewellery making, or textile art project. These wool felt beads are hand-rolled in Nepal from NZ wool. Approximate dimensions: 20mm in diameter x 30mm long. Expect 10 -12 beads per 20g pack, in assorted rainbow colours.
From www.GrrrlShapedYarns.com Gift Vouchers! Always the perfect choice when you can't decide on the right colour to buy your friend. Let them choose!
From Anzula Hand dyed Sock/Fingering merino and silk blend. US$32. Lots of different colours to choose from. Go on, treat yourself! You know you want to...
From MooseInSocks Purple Waves Bootie Blank
US$8. This sock blank is machine knitted and hand dyed. It is dyed with waves of purple, pink, and a light blue. This yarn is very soft. Milk protein has the same pH as human skin, making it a good match for a pair of socks. The sock blank is double stranded so you will wind up with two matching socks. The blank is dyed with Greener Shades organic dye.
From RW Scissors Braille Gift Tags $6.50. A set of 6 gift tags cut from an antique braille (circa 1940s), tied with a red string. Ran With Scissors makes stationery and other assorted paper goods out of recyclable materials such as fashion magazines and vintage books. She also creates jewellery from rare charms (new and old) and a miscellany of other hard-to-find items.
From Songbird Designs Pretty Vintage Flower Earrings $10. These cute earrings have a lovely vintage feel to them. They are small but stand out! Made with surgical steel findings. Great Christmas present for you or for a friend!