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  • We offer a range of water based acrylic paints specifically formulated for use on both natural and synthetic fabrics. Most of them can also be used to paint paper and card and some, such as Jacquard Lumiere are effective on knitwear, leather, wood, and clay. Silk and fabric paints contain pigments that settle on the surface of the fibre from which

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  • These paper-backed Organza fabric sheets can be used for printing on inkjet printers and copiers. They can be used to build up layers of printed text and photographs giving interest and depth in cardmaking, scrapbooking, montage, patchwork and 3d embroidery. You can use images from scanned photographs, digital cameras, web pages, clip art, paint an

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  • We love these needle felted animals created by Coralie and Phil Miles. This is their first attempt and we can't wait to see how their skills progress! Coralie used to work here with us before she retired. She is a keen spinner (see her skein samples and her freeform crocheted bag) and crafts person, as is her husband Phil.

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  • Natural dyes tend to fall into one of three types, mineral, substantive or adjective. The type of natural dye will determine if a mordant needs to be used. Adjective Dyes There are many adjective natural dyes which only give a worthwhile colour and a good level of wash and light fastness if the fibres are prepared with a mordant. There are a host o

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  • The Papershed handmade Mulberry paper is made from the bast (the long strong fibres from the inner bark) of the Mulberry tree. The fibres (also known as Kozo) are stripped and beaten to separate out the longer, tougher fibres for this quality paper. With characteristic, floating strands of fibre embedded throughout, and the bright colour range, the

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  • This Mohair Loop Yarn just has to be seen and felt! It is luxuriously soft and knits into a sumptuous scarf - ideal for Christmas presents. The scarf was knitted by Allison Holland using the basic knit stitch on size 10mm Surina wooden needles. She cast on 12 stitches and used one 100gm hank. Don't worry if you can't knit very well (Allison is a co

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  • with Sue Heaser A spiral cane is one of the easiest types of cane to make out of polymer clay. The spiral cane slices can be applied to all kinds of projects for a stylish and modern look. These beads have been decorated with slivers cut from a red and white spiral cane. To make your own spiral cane, You will need polymer clay in two contrasting co

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  • with Sue Heaser The working possibilities of polymer clay are endless. By blending fully pigmented colours with a translucent colour it can be made to emulate semi-precious stones or it can be inlaid with coloured resin to create faux enamel. The surface can be brushed with pearlescent powders to make polymer clay 'metal' or it can be carefully ble

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  • with Sue Heaser Polymer Clay is a marvellous material for making your own buttons. The huge range of mixable colours means that you can create buttons to match any fabric, fibre or hand knit. Polymer clay buttons are machine washable on a normal wash at 40°C but should not be tumble dried. Do make sure, however, that you have baked your buttons th

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  • Translucent Liquid Sculpey is a bakeable liquid polymer medium. That means that it shares many of the same properties as solid polymer clay but has a number of characteristics that offer unique and unexpected possibilities. Find out more about Translucent Liquid Sculpey. Making a Transfer To make a transfer with Translucent Liquid Sculpey choose cl

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  • The Fibrecrafts Merino wool tops have a long fibre length which means that it can be knitted or crocheted without being spun, to create a thick, dense knitted fabric ideal for making Afghan squares, scarves and hats. If you would like to learn how to knit, please visit our "Knitting, Casting On" page to get started! The wool tops are delivered to u

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  • Locker hooking is a fairly simple craft with very satisfying results. Locker hooked fabric can be used to make rugs, mats, bags and wall hangings. You can also use the technique to embellish open weave hats, loose knit sweaters and more. Fibres, fabric strips or novelty yarns are looped through the canvas with a hook (shown in green) and secured in

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  • These notes appear originally on the Yahoo Group 'Natural Dyes' and have been reproduced with the kind permission of the author, Dick Huset. "Three years ago after a trip up to the arctic where the big lichen 'ears' have been an emergency food source for eons, I experimented back at home to add new color to my wife's yarn palette. Started with Cast

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  • It is possible to knit from any continuous length, whether it be deliciously soft wool yarn or a ball of common household string. Knitting directly from the silk Mawata Cap, which we sell to you as a fibre, can work equally well. Mawata Caps are created by pulling out the cocoons over a former creating a silken web pocket. As the fibres have not be

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  • An inkle loom is ideal for learning about the technique of weaving. You can weave long strips of fabric which can be used as straps, belts, and decorative edgings. In woven fabrics, two sets of yarns cross perpendicular to one another. One set, known as the warp, is held taut on the loom. The weft set is woven over and under the suspended warp. We

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  • These alternative indigo dye recipes are reproduced with the kind permission of Alison Daykin at Alison Yule Textiles. Find out more about indigo and how to set up a traditional indigo dye vat. Indigo Dye Vat using Yeast and Sugar Although indigo powder is blue, the indigo molecule does not produce its blue colour until it is oxidised. The indigo b

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  • Here we include an Indigo Dye Recipe and a little about the history of this ancient dye. Indigo is probably the most widely used dyestuff of all time - indeed denim jean material is still coloured using indigo dye as it is extremely wash fast. It was used many centuries before the Christian era in the Far East. Marco Polo saw indigo being prepared

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  • Delicious oddments of yarns, the simple tool of a crochet hook and a piece of rug canvas can pave the way to making an original designer hand bag. This bag, made by Coralie Miles, shows the exciting colours and textures that can be achieved from breaking 'the rules'. Coralie hand spun her yarns using both natural coloured and dyed wool tops, creati

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  • Using foil or metal leaf to decorate polymer clay can be very effective. They technique is surprisingly simple yet very effective. Sue Heaser's necklace was made by rolling out a piece of black clay and laying a sheet of Lisa Pavelka Craft Foil over it. The mylar backed foil needs to be placed shiny side up before it is burnished by rubbing it with

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  • There is a strong relationship between the fittings on the spinning wheel and the type of yarn easily produced. This explains why many spinners have more than one wheel. The working unit on all modern spinning wheels is the combination of the flyer (the 'U' shaped piece) and the bobbin on to which the yarn is wound as well as the whorl. The bobbin

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