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  • Candy canes look great on Christmas Trees, but how many of us remember to eat them before the decorations come down? Here's a way to help save your teeth and save room for all the other leftover Christmas goodies. Take the idea further and make an extra long polymer clay cane and twist it into a Christmas Greeting such as Cara's "Noel" below! Prepa

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  • Here's a festive project for polymer clay! Cara used the flexible plastic Sculpey Texture Makers to add the patterns to these clay Christmas decorations and then highlighted parts of the pattern with glistening Jacquard Pearl Ex powder. Materials & Tools List Polymer clay - you can use any brand and any colour... Jacquard Pearl Ex Powder - Cara

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  • George Weil has sold litres and litres of H Dupont Classique Silk Dyes to customers during the last two decades. These liquid dyes are used with protein fibres such as silk, wool, feathers, mohair and cashmere, and are more popularly used by silk painters. A Beginner's Silk Painting using H Dupont Classique Our colleague Cara created this silk pain

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  • Learn how to make these marble effect coasters made by Cara from FIMO polymer clay. The clay is available in a large choice of colours allowing you to design your coasters to complement your decor. There are also a choice of effect colours (2 of which were used to make Cara's coasters) plus FIMO Soft which is easily softened into a workable state,

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  • Here's a great idea for making decorations for your Halloween party - and an excellent use for empty glass jars. The project is so simple that even very young children will be able to make their own Halloween Lantern. Cara Barrell did this project with a group of children (some as young as 3 years old) during the 2018 Autumn half term at an event h

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  • We thought you would like to see the results of our sun printing using Jacquard Dye-na-flow. Jacquard Dye-na-flow are fluid paints for use on natural and synthetic fabrics. The paint can also be used to stain wood, paint on paper, canvas, leather, suede, clay and more. Designs painted on fabric with Dye-na-flow are made washfast by heat fixing

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  • The glistening and iridescent Angelina fibres can be used for a number of craft applications. Here we demonstrate how fast and simple it is to fuse Angelina fibres to create a sheet of "paper" which can then be cut to shape and glued, or stitched into like a piece of cloth. You can choose from any of the 9 colours which includes Raspberry Sparkle,

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  • Dyed & Undyed Tissutex Paper Here's a fun project for making colourful bunting with Tissutex paper to decorate your garden, gazebo or Summer house. What is Tissutex Paper? The remarkable Tissutex paper, despite its delicate appearance, can by dyed, painted and glued without disintegrating. This translucent, lightweight tissue paper can be used

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  • We made these stylised flowers using two sheets of A4 Canford paper. Canford paper is available in a range of vibrant and exciting colours. We stock the full spectrum in A4 and A1 sheets which can be ordered from the website or bought through our showroom in Peasmarsh. Choose your colour and follow these simple steps to make your own paper flowers.

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  • Reduce, reuse, recycle - here's a fun way to add bling to used glass jars for Christmas, parties or weddings. Simply make up a solution of the glistening Pearl Ex pigments and clear Deka Cristal glass paint and decorate away! How to Mix the Pearl Ex and Glass Paint Solution Jacquard Pearl Ex Pigments can be combined with practically any viscous m

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  • Here's another colourful craft project for children from Cara Barrell. These personalised towels were created using a waterproof adhesive tape as a resist and Procion MX fibre reactive dyes. Procion MX dyes are formulated specifically for dyeing natural plant fibres such as cotton and linen. They are permanently fixed to the fabric when combined wi

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  • Dye-Lishus Cotton Sliver is an undyed, PFD (prepared for dyeing) cotton fibre that has been treated to accept dye colour directly using any dye stuff. The cellulose structure is changed so that it behaves as if scoured and mordanted in preparation for dyeing before it goes to the mill; there is no chemical added to the fibre. There is no need to us

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  • Simple and effective Christmas Wreath decorations made from Merino Wool Tops by Cara and Jo Barrell. How to Make the Christmas Wreath You will need a framework on which to attach the wool tops, and these can be found in floristry sections in garden centres. If you can't find one, you can bend a wire coat hanger into a circle, leaving the hook a

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  • You may have seen our post Tie-dyed Onesies using Jacquard Procion MX dyes in which professional nannies Cara and Kim did some fun tie-dyeing with the children they look after. This post shows what the children made with the left over dyes! Tie-dye Pillowcase Project The white pillowcase were first prepared for dyeing and then soaked in a solution

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  • What is Milliput? Milliput epoxy putty is used to repair damaged metals, glass, concrete, plastics, brick, cement and wood, and in places where welding is impractical. This malleable putty is also very popular with model makers for its work-ability and smooth finish. When mixed in equal quantities, the two-part epoxy putty cures to a rock hard, d

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  • Professional Nannies Cara and Kim arranged this fun tie-dyeing Summer Holiday activity to entertain the children they look after. These cotton onesies were dyed by the children themselves. Tie-dyeing is a resist dyeing method. The dye is prevented from reaching the areas of fabric which are tightly bound with either elastic bands or string, or by t

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  • The glorious sunshine has given me a chance to use the Fibrecrafts Cyanotype Blue Printing Kit. Include in the kit are enough chemicals to make up to 1 litre of solution, a 1/2 metre each of silk and cotton fabric, and a step-by-step instruction leaflet. Cyanotype printing is a negative process - where light cannot reach the sensitised areas the co

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  • Here's a quick fix for a plain and boring lampshade. These lampshades were bought from a well-known bargain value high street store, and we have made them more interesting by decorating them with skeleton leaves. The skeleton leaves are available from the George Weil website as are the PVA glue, glue spreader and paint brushes needed to complete

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  • Need something fun to do in the sun? Make the most of the bright sunshine to create detailed prints without a camera! Jacquard Solar Fast dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs, shadow prints, and ombrès on fabric and paper. They develop their colour and become permanent upon exposure to UV light, most easily sourced from

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  • An Art Clay Silver project by Sue Heaser Art Clay Silver clay is made of pure silver powder, water and binder. It can be modelled like modelling clay or polymer clay and is easily fired at home using a gas hob or a blow torch. Here is a beginners’ Art Clay Silver project by Sue Heaser to get you started; These little frames can be displayed in a

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