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Articles and Product Review

This section of the website will provide you, the craft lover with articles about different crafts as well as different product reviews.

Once a month a new product will be featured, you will find a link on the front page as well as more links here.

Product Reviews  

Tapestry for Kids by DMC
Whether it was wobbly crayon drawings, pasta necklaces or simple cross-stitched tea towels, that first project attempted as kids planted in us the passion we hold for craft today.

Encouraging your children to try stitching may well reveal a talent or trigger a lifelong love of needlecraft. What could be a better gift to pass on?

Thanks to DMC, Australian Craft Network has some DMC Kids Starter Tapestry Kits to give away.
To win one, explaining in 25 words who you will give your Kids Tapestry Kit to, and why. Click here for more info and how to enter.

DMC Urban Princess lives it up in the sun
Urban Princess has been really busy! She’s discovered her two new favourite outdoor activities are riding and swimming!
Click Here to find out more

Scrapbooking Accessories from Beutron
Bring your scrapping pages to life with these delightful accessories and notions by Offray. “My Moments” is a range of tiny ribbon treasures covering every Scrapbooking theme. Click Here to find out more

Brilliant bouquets by Australian artist Helene Wild are brought to life in cross stitch by DMC using the rich hues and lustrous quality of DMC Stranded Embroidery Cotton.
Click Here to find out more

Olga Gostin Cross Stitch Kits by DMC
Celebrate Australia’s rich architectural heritage by stitching these magnificent new Olga Gostin cross-stitch designs by DMC. Click Here to find out more

All About Dots - Radda Fabrics Try a gorgeous retro look quilt with these adorable dots from Radda Fabrics. Even the colours will take you back in time. There are perfect pastels in yellow, blue, pink, mauve and green. Click Here to find out more
Beutron Alphabet Charms
Attention creative scrapbookers everywhere! Beutron has just released a gorgeous new range of buttons perfect for adorning your most prized pages.
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to find out more
Barnyard Friends - Leutenegger Barnyard Friends takes a cute twist on a classic kids theme of farm animals. Two colourways are available
Click Here to find out more

Beutron Sports-themed Iron-on Motifs Finally some crafty notions for the boys! Beutron has just produced a fantastic new range of sports-themed motifs. Whether he’s a soccer nut or more inclined to tennis or golf, there is a design available for every budding passion. Click Here to find out more

DMC Vintage Bears by Maureen Christie have quite a story to share. The gorgeous teddies were firstly created by talented artisans, then posed and captured in action by artist Maureen Christie. Click Here to find out more

Linen is the world’s oldest, and arguably most noble, fibre. It can be traced back to 8000 BC and has been found in pharaohs' tombs and in the canvas of some of the world’s greatest works of art.

With this in mind, it is no wonder that linen is the preferred fabric of choice for so many crafters, particular when they have a special heirloom creation in mind. While needlecraft fabrics often come in linen, what about the thread? What could be more luxurious and appropriate than stitching with fine lengths of linen yarn? Click here for more information.

Glo Hill Tapestries by DMC
Introducing an exciting new range of Australian tapestries by DMC. These tapestries have been created from the paintings of popular Australian artist, Glo Hill. Click Here to find out more
Petra Crochet Cottons by DMC With 24 new colours available in DMC’s range of Petra cottons for knitting and crochet, you’ll amaze even yourself. Click here to find out more
Versailles - Radda Fabrics
An eclectic selection of fabrics, perfect for your Shabby Chic or ‘new country’ crafting needs. Utterly feminine, the range comes in two colourways of pink and blue. Click here to find out more
DMC Perle 5 Cotton is a thick, lustrous thread that is beautiful to work with. It is ideal for embroidery requiring a rich effect and raised pattern. Its special twist gives it a distinctive pearly effect. Click here to find out more
Children of the Inner Light - Leutenegger Stunning and unusual. A monochromatic fabric range released by Leutenegger Fabrics especially for children. The main panel features an alphabet sampler, where ‘A’ is for Angel, ‘H’ is for Home, ‘K’ is for Kindness, and so it goes, each letter accompanied by an adorable character. Click here to find out more

Linea by DMCLinea by DMC is an exciting and stylish new approach to embellishment. Personalise your favourite fashion and home accessories with a needle and some DMC Perlé 5 thread.

The new Linea by DMC range of products cater to all from non-stitchers and beginners to expert crafters. From those who enjoy the convenience and simplicity of all-in-one kits to confident creatives looking to design and stitch their own inventions.
For full details click here

Be inspired by the romance of Art Nouveau style with these exquisite tapestries from Gobelin L.
Colour-printed canvases await the luxurious texture and dimension of DMC’s tapestry wool or soft cotton. Click here to find out more
Dargate Indigo by Windham Fabrics
From the host of reproduction designs by Windham Fabrics comes Dargate Indigo. The designs by Margo Krager date back to circa 1830 and are part of the Dargate fabric sample book which was obtained from an estate sale at the Dargate Auction House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1997. Click here to find out more
Still Crazy for Daisy by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Perfect for decorating a nursery or kids room. There are crazy crayon stripes, stars, hearts and lolly-coloured dots. Click here to find out more
Collins Pin Cushions
You’ll never lose your pins or needles with these colourful pin cushions. Well constructed from assorted fabrics, the cushions come in the shape of a daisy to brighten up your sewing area in creative ways. Click here to find out more
Astonishing Crafts & Art
Astonishing Crafts & ArtAstonishing Crafts & Art offers a unique new technique to create your own designed sculptures and statues using Powertex™ Textile Hardener. It is "the" Craft & Art trend in Europe and is now finally available in Australia.
Read full article here
Little Miss Motifs - Just Lauched This Week  Beutron has produced a brand new range of iron-on motifs featuring Little Miss in her most adorable poses. She’s a ballerina, a fairy, a singer and a great shopper. Click here to find out more Enchanted April by Classic Cottons
Tulips bursting forth in a striking Springtime abundance! Vibrant red, green, white and yellow florals on a contrasting black background make this fabric range a true delight. Click here to find out more
Lilac collection by Michael Miller
In the prettiest shades of lilac, musk, ecru and mint, this fabric range will make a glorious addition to a New Country or Shabby Chic décor. Click here to find out more
DMC Christmas Cross Stitch  The glossy new Christmas Counted Cross Stitch booklets from DMC are sure to inspire your festive spirit. Make perfectly personal Christmas cards or sew a motif onto Aida band for gift-wraps. Click here to find out more

Be charmed by DMC Ducklings
Nine months’ notice gives you plenty of time to ensure your newest family member receives the warmest welcome possible.

With the delightful new duckling designs from DMC, baby’s nursery is bound to be beautifully decorated and awaiting its most precious arrival. Click here to find out more

Classic Crush - Radda Fabrics
Brand new from Radda Fabrics is the next generation of the 'Classic Crush Style' collection by Nancy Crow. The unique monochromatic crush design is at once versatile and dynamic, adding an element of depth and dimension to your quilts and wall hanging projects. Click here to find out more


Tiny storage delights.
Looking for a small, quick and inexpensive gift idea for fellow crafters and sewing enthusiasts?

These handcrafted wooden needle cases are filled with the potential to become exquisite little storage items for your sewing kit. With two cases in a pack, why not keep one for yourself and pass one on? Click here to find out more

Hampshire Garden - Leutenegger
Let your imagination run wild with Hampshire Garden…a stunning new fabric range from Peter Pan Fabrics. Made from 100% cotton, this gorgeous fabric depicts a collection of stunning images that will take your breath away. Click here to find out more
Brenda’s Garden
While away the winter months and beckon Spring’s arrival stitching up the glorious new designs from DMC. Snuggle up on your sofa and dream of warmer days by creating flowery masterpieces using DMC’s latest publication, Brenda’s Garden. In a beautifully presented booklet filled with clear instructions and stunning photographs, inspiration is a certainty. Click here to find out more
Liberty Village - Radda Fabrics
Is a place where pumpkin patches flourish and thatched roofs house delightfully folksy interiors. The prints in this collection of cotton fabrics already mimic patchwork quilts and stitched designs so they are eagerly beckoning for a creative spirit to transform them into charming cloth dolls, wall hangings and bed warmers. Click here to find out more
DMC Little Miss Cross Stitch Kits Little Miss Melody and Little Miss Groovy Girl will bring the drabbest decor alive and add an element of fun to any room. Click here to find out more Beutron Iron-on Motifs
Add character and personality to your outfits with the new range of motifs from Beutron. The new range features 87 fresh designs that will appeal to people of all tastes and ages. Beutron iron-on motifs are easy to apply and extremely durable. Click here to find out more
‘Men at Work’ by Michael Miller
‘Men at Work’ is a delightful new collection of fabrics by Michael Miller.

This popular range depicts charming scenes of trucks, road works, and men at work, and is perfect for all those male oriented projects. Click here to find out more

DMC Mini Cross Stitch Kits
If you’ve dreamt of completing a cross stitch but have always been too scared to attempt one, you will love the latest additions to the DMC mini cross stitch kit range.
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to find out more
Desert Sands - Leutenegger
Leutengger is proud to present an exciting new collection of fabrics – Desert Sands. Designed by Christine Whipper, the Desert Sands collection highlights the beauty of Australian flora and fauna.
Click here to find out more
Clever Country Crochet Cotton
Let your imagination run wild with Clever Country crochet cotton from Beutron.
This exquisite 4ply crochet cotton is made from 100% cotton and is perfect for all your crochet needs.
Click here to find out more
DMC Starter Longstitch Kits
Inspire a whole new generation of stitchers with the latest additions to the DMC Starter Longstitch kit range.
Click here to find out more
Beutron Felt
Get creative with the new range of felt from Beutron. Available in 30 great shades, this fabulous fabric is perfect for all your crafty needs.
Click here to find out more

Australian Collection
Celebrate the uniqueness of Australia’s natural environment with the Australiana Collection Counted Cross Stitch Kits from DMC.

Click here to find out more

Beads & Sequins
Add some sparkle to your life with the wonderful and diverse range of sequins and beads available from Beutron.

Click here to find out more
Sophie's Garden
Revel in this beauty and splendor of Sophie’s Garden – a magnificent new floral fabric range from Leutenegger.
Click here to find out more
Signature Bears® are a unique gift idea that can be used for all occasions. Loving wishes and personalised messages written on your bear will be cherished for years to come.  Click here to find out more

DMC Antique Bear
If you are looking for a range of designs that your customers will adore, you can’t go past the new Antique Bear Counted Cross Stitch Kits from DMC.

Cute, charming and incredibly sweet, DMC Antique Bears will appeal to anyone who loves to create beautiful designs. Click here

Motif Madness
If you are searching for a cheap and simple way to jazz up your clothing, you will love the new range of iron-on motifs from Beutron.

These fun and funky motifs are available in a number of cool designs that will help you stand out from the crowd. Click here


Pavilion range
Immerse yourself in beauty with new ‘Pavilion’ fabric range from Leutenegger.

The Pavilion range features eight beautiful patterns, enriched with gold overlay and available in deep reds, rusts, mint and black - a choice of 29 fabrics in total. Click here

Craft Cubby Applique kits.
Want to do Applique the easy way? You can with Craft Cubby Applique kits. I picked up one of the Craft Cubby kits from the Sydney Stitches and Craft show and I was amazed how easy it is to do! Click here


Wacky Wanda and Wacky Wally  Add a touch of magic to your world with the enchanting new Wacky Wizard Counted Cross Stitch Kits from DMC.

Click here to find out more

Beautiful Buttons - Beutron
Add a touch of colour to your world with the exciting new craft assortment button packs from Beutron.
Click here to find out more


'Desert Jazz'
proudly presents ‘Desert Jazz’ - a new Australian range of fabrics, designed by Liz McAinsh of Central Australia.

Click here to find out more

Easy Embellishments Video From Creating with Lizzie The video provides the viewer with the basic techniques needed to get them "on the way" to producing great layouts and handmade cards.
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Dye Another Day - Hobby in a Box What to start a new hobby? This Hobby in a Box, from Patchwork Interactive might be just what you were looking for.
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to find out more


YAZZII Supreme Oragniser
The YAZZII Supreme Oragniser is one of our most popular organizers. It is truly multi-functional and can be used for multiple craft disciplines.
YAZZII Knitting Bag
Yazzii traditional tapestry knitting bags are elegant and very functional. Fantastic for your knitting and crochet projects.
Slimline Light Boxes
Sick and tired of waiting for someone to make you a light box?? Well, we have the answers and the wait is over...
Yazzii Patchwork Roll
What a Brilliant Idea! The Yazzii Patchwork Roll is a design wall and block organiser in a roll. Portable and Convenient!
Use it to store and carry your applique and block pieces.
YAZZII Deluxe Double Organiser
A New and Creative Trend in Craft Storage for most craft disciplines e.g. Needlework, Patchwork, Knitting, Embroidery, Parchment Craft, Folk Art etc.

The craft organisers are multi-functional and the quilted fabric and quality finish make the product unique in the marketplace. The organisers are now available in a variety of fabrics.

Our products were designed with input from crafters. Yazzii has developed a reputation for quality and innovation.

You may buy a cheap copy of our designs .... but is it a YAZZII?

Yazzii Ethnic Satin Collection - 2007
This exotic range of Jewellery and Make-Up organisers are a great gift idea . There are 7 items available in this range which can be purchased individually. The colours available are Aqua and Maroon. The plush satin fabric with the ethnic border would appeal to any age group!
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Yazzii Silk Brocade - 2007
The Silk Brocade Range is available in 3 colours - Rose, Gold, Mint. There are 5 items available in this Range. Ideal for storing your jewellery and Make-Up in a high -quality, beautifully crafted Organiser. Great Gift Idea - Unique and Functional! Click Here to view the Album

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