Thursday 22 April 2010

Thimbleberries Fabrics

I always like the Thimbleberries fabrics designed by Lynette Jensen, their country style colours are highly evocative of traditional American quilting. We have nine new fabrics added to our current range. You can sample our Thimbeberries fabrics through our Thimbleberries Strip Roll.

Thimbleberries Jelly Beans, Ref 1662-4

Thimbleberries Strip Roll, J1662

Clover Black Gold Hand Sewing Needles

We now have in stock the new Clover Black Gold Hand Sewing Needles. These are specially designed to help you glide through your fabrics. The needle is 30% less friction-resistant than conventional hand-sewing needles. The needle is polished along the axis and coated with ultra-thin black plating for anti-rust resistance. Experience astonishing smoothness with each use. These needles are durable, superior and so smooth, wherever and whatever the application may be. The Black Gold Needles are available as Applique/Sharps, Quilting Betweens and Quilting Needles. There are six needles in each pack and there are three different sizes and a multipack.

Thursday 8 April 2010

Amy Butler Love Fabric from Rowan

The Amy Butler Love Fabric range from Rowan is now in stock. Amy describes the love fabrics as a marriage by design coming from a love affair of rich, soulful, organic florals and architectural prints passionately inspired by my recent trips to Indonesia and England. Rich tropical colors with ethnic imprints, and elegance found in over the top florals like full roses and exploding peony blossoms join together in an optimistic celebration of print and color.

The Love fabrics are available by the metre or we have three fat quarter packs. Love Heart Fabrics, Love Soul Fabrics or a combined Heart and Soul Fat Quarter Pack.
We also have a quilt kit of Amy's Sexy Hexy Love Quilt that includes patterns and instructions and all the fabrics to complete the quilt top and binding. The finished quilt measures 178 x 189cm - it's 3 hexes high by 3 hexes wide.

These Love fabrics really are bold, bright and breezy, and give a very different look to some of Amy Butler's Bag or Pillow Patterns that you may already have.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Creative Comfort - Support gloves for crafters

Crafter's Thumb Glove

The Creative Comfort range of support gloves, braces and relief bands from Prym are designed by an orthopedic surgeon to enable crafters to keep doing what they love - while supporting, warming and providing pain relief to their thumbs, hands, wrists, back and neck. We all pick up little niggles over time and this excellent range is designed to help you carry on longer with your craft activities. There is nothing worse then having to stop your quilting or other craft projects because your thumb or wrist is starting to hurt. Body and mind are pulling in different directions but these products will help you to craft longer. We have been using them in the office and they really are good.
Crafter's Comfort Gloves

So many supports are aimed at sports activities and are heavy and often made of neoprene that makes you sweat. These Creative Comfort supports have a totally different look and feel about them. Liz for example has been using the Crafter's Thumb Glove which helps with a thumb that she broke skiing a few years ago. Whilst I do a lot of work with the computer and have found the Soothing Wrist Rest very helpful.

Meanwhile the Crafter's Comfort Gloves are great at keeping your hands warm whilst maintaining maximum feel and grip through the open fingerstips. There is a large image of each product and explaination of  the key benefits and main problems that it is designed for e.g. 
Wrist Support Wrap - Creative Comfort. Ref: 10069, £9.95

Support for Active Hands
The Creative Comfort™ Wrist Support Wrap fi ts securely around the wrist, cushioning and protecting it during daily activities. The unique combination of stretchy cotton/Lycra® and comfort foam provides maximum support. All day wrist comfort at home, work or while crafting!
Key Benefits
• Provides adjustable support and compression
• Cushions and protects the wrist
• Made with soft cotton/Lycra® to ensure cool, dry comfort
• Lined with Comfort Foam
• Velcro® closure offers a custom fit
• One size fits left or right hand

Use for:
• Support during crafting
• Activities with extensive wrist motion
• Wrist sprains or strains
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Weak or injured wrist

Friday 2 April 2010

Clover Oval Yo-yo maker

Clover Oval Yo yos embellishing a bag project

The latest addition to the Clover range of yo-yo makers is an Oval yo-yo maker, (10057). and provides opportunities for new quilting, sewing, and craft projects.

Sweetheart Rose Makers from Clover

We have a new product on the web with the Sweetheart Rose Makers in Small, Medium and Large from Clover (10052, 10053, 10054). These allow you to create beautiful, soft roses with just a few twists! The reusable templates help you make gorgeous roses just the way you want, with your favorite fabrics. Perfect for bag making, home decor, accessories, scrapbooking and more! The finished rose sizes are 4, 5 and 6cm for the small, medium and large rose makers. Above you can find two YouTube videos from Clover that set out how you can use the Rose Makers.