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Black Sheep Wools

Two blog posts in one day is a pretty rare occurrence round here at Very Berry, but I wanted to let you know about the clearance sale at Black Sheep Wools, where there are some fabulous bargains to be had! The prices are already fantastic, but with the code BC15, you can get a further 15% off – but only until 9am on Monday 23 May. Personally I am toying with the idea of stocking up on a bit of Noro Haniwa, at just £3.99, plus the extra 15% off!

Noro 1

I am always attracted by beautiful greens and blues – and this Noro Taiyo caught my eye at £5.99:

Noro 2

And here’s a great, nearly half price, set of colourful crochet hooks to use with the yarns!  If needlecraft is your thing, then there are bargains galore. My finger is hovering over the ‘Buy’ button for this fabulously geeky Hello Kitty tapestry kit – this is just £6.99 reduced from £16.99 (and you can use that BC15 code for a bigger reduction).

Geeky hello kitty at Black Sheep Wools

There’s lots of rather awesome Hello Kitty stuff if you have a fan in your life, including a cute tote bag kit, and a very sweet beginner’s cross stitch kit, which would make a great gift, all at great clearance prices.

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Dragonfly Fabrics - Designer Dressmaking Fabrics

At Dragonfly, my eye has been taken by the lovely new patterns, now in stock from Named.

Named patterns at Dragonfly

Aren’t these just fabulous? Clockwise from top left there’s Alpi chinos and chino shorts, Marie gathered midi dress and blouse, Saunio cardigan and Paola turtleneck tee. All gorgeous for a summer wardrobe. Named Clothing is the brand name of Finnish sisters Saara and Laura Huhta – and if you like their designs as much as I do, – you’ll love their blog, which is full of great pics of their designs and all sorts of tips and advice about using their patterns.

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My Fabric House

My garden is full of strawberry plants flowering and I am hoping for a huge harvest of my favourite fruit (Sandy has been teasing me about how much space my strawberry plantation is occupying!) – it got me thinking about strawberry fabrics and notions. I knew that My Fabric House would oblige:

Strawberry goodies from My Fabric House
Love – pink strawberry & hearts cotton fabric; Fruits – red strawberry fabric covered buttons; Fruits – red strawberry & polka dots natural hessian linen fabric; Fruits – red strawberry umbrella full embroidery iron on patch; Fruits – pink strawberry & flowers cotton fabric; Fruits – red strawberry wooden buttons

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Cloud Craft

With half-term approaching, and the British weather never terribly reliable at this time of year, it’s probably worth being prepared with some indoor activities, and Cloud Craft has helped us out with some kids’ stitching ideas. I am mightily taken with these sweet little stitchable cards, at just £3.50:

Animal shaped cross stitch cards - pack of 8 (horse, cat, dog, snail)

All you need are needles and thread, and you’re away – and they are so stylish, far nicer than so many kids’ craft kits. Or for older kids, there are these fab faux leather prepunched bracelets for stitching – much better than cross stitch bookmarks!

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