12 new and essential craft supplies you need for the year ahead

Published on 7 January 2021 By Holly Butteriss 3 min read

It’s a brand new year filled with possibilities and opportunities to stretch your making skills, dive head first into exploring new crafts and get back into your groove. And if your stash is looking a little sorry for itself after a hectic holiday period, then now is the time to stock your stash with some essential craft supplies we know you’ll be needing for the year ahead!

1. Essential interchangeable knitting needles

Time to refresh your knitting needles? Treat yourself to this fantastic kit from KnitPro comes in a handy little case and features eight pairs of interchangeable needles in a rainbow of colours.

KnitPro Zing Interchangeable Needle Tips Deluxe (Set of 8)
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KnitPro Zing Interchangeable Needle Tips Deluxe (Set of 8)

By KnitPro

2. We’re starry eyed for this seam roll

This is one of those handy little sewing supplies where you don’t realise how essential it is until you’ve got one! Ironing your newly made garments without creases is made easy with this must-have seam roll from Prym.

Prym Seam roll
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Prym Seam roll

By Prym

3. Pretty pastel embroidery hoops

Who said your embroidery hoops have to be boring? These gorgeous pastel hoops are painted with adorable little flowers and would make the perfect frame for all your stitching!

DMC 5x9in Oval Painted Embroidery Hoop - Yellow
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DMC 5x9in Oval Painted Embroidery Hoop - Yellow

By DMC

4. Stash on the go

Whether you’re always on the go, or just want a spot to tuck away your stash, this knit bag is the perfect size to stuff with all your yarn and WIPs!

Groves Notions Knit Bag
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Groves Notions Knit Bag

By Groves

5. You wheely need this...

Okay excuse the terrible pun, but really you need this chalk wheel! Super easy to use to get crisp lines on your fabric that won’t stay or be tough to remove. 

Prym Chalk Wheel Stick Ergonomic
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Prym Chalk Wheel Stick Ergonomic

By Prym

6. These interchangeable crochet hooks will change your life!

If you’ve caught the tunsian crochet bug (and really who hasn’t?) then investing in a set of these gorgeous interchangeable tunisian crochet hooks will really level up your crochet game.

KnitPro Ginger Afghan/Tunisian Interchangeable Hooks Set 15cm (Set of 11)
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KnitPro Ginger Afghan/Tunisian Interchangeable Hooks Set 15cm (Set of 11)

By KnitPro

7. A handy yarn holder you can’t live without

Whether you want to keep track of the rainbow of yarn colours in your stash, or keep your embroidery thread close to hand and super organised, this yarn holder isn’t just pretty, it's an essential supply that will make crafting so much easier.

RTO Yarn Holder - Round Printed Cream Roses
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RTO Yarn Holder - Round Printed Cream Roses

By RTO

8. Punch needle perfection

If you haven’t hopped on this hot craft trend yet, you’re missing out! Punch needling is easy, fast and oh so satisfying to make. And with these punch needles you’ll be making masterpieces in no time.

Milward Punch Needle Set: Size 9: Regular and Fine
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Milward Punch Needle Set: Size 9: Regular and Fine

By Milward

9. Go wild for weaving!

What better time to explore a new craft than now? This weaving kit comes with a loom and all the accessories you need to explore a new craft, or if you’re already a weaving whizz, space to do even more!

Trimits Weaving Loom & Accessories
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Trimits Weaving Loom & Accessories

By Trimits

10. Cool coral and mint weaving supply pack

Speaking of weaving… this cool coral and mint themed supply pack is stuffed with everything you need to make a masterpiece.

Hawthorn Handmade Weaving Supply Pack - Coral and Mint
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Hawthorn Handmade Weaving Supply Pack - Coral and Mint

By Hawthorn Handmade

11. Must-have yarn bowl

Tired of your yarn rolling away from you or getting hopelessly tangled? This super cute yarn bowl is the perfect addition to your stash. Keep your working yarn tidy while you get to work on your WIP.

Loveknitting Curvy Bowl
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Loveknitting Curvy Bowl

By Loveknitting

12. Perfect for thread heads!

This beautiful Gutermann thread set is packed with 10 reels in all the colours of the rainbow, an absolute staple in any sewist's stash.

Gutermann Thread Set: Sew-All: 100m: Pack of 10 Assorted #3
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Gutermann Thread Set: Sew-All: 100m: Pack of 10 Assorted #3

By Gutermann

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About the author

Holly Butteriss

Holly Butteriss is the Content Coordinator at LoveCrafts. Working closely with designers and influencers, Holly aims to inspire makers with lovely content and believes that “self expression is good for the soul”. Creative at heart, Holly will give any craft a go if she doesn’t have her nose in a book!

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