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We received the beautiful book "12 Months of Crochet with RedAgape" from Belgium.

The book is released this month.

The author of this book is MANDY O’SULLIVAN.

Her works of crochet are so beautiful!

The book is very stylish and also very kind to understand how to make.

You can find many step by step pictures to follow.

We are very happy to know she uses our crochet hooks and tools in her book.

Now, you can try to make something with our crochet hooks!

You can find many free project sheets on our web site.

 

Are you familiar with Clover’s scissors?

We have an array of quality scissors that will help enhance the fun you already have while sewing and quilting.

Clover has a collection of Patchwork Scissors (available in four sizes) and Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors by Nancy Zieman which are the ones we will be breaking down here.

Ultimate Bordeaux Scissors by Nancy Zieman were created with an innovative technique that ensures a fine cut and unsurpassed durability.

They have an easy grip, require little pressure to give cuts with ultimate precision.

Their soft touch, ergonomic handle minimizes fatigue which is ideal for extended use.

They are created for ambidextrous use which makes them perfect for both righties and lefties.

Blades are made from a stainless steel blade and a genuine leather protective sheath is provided with each pair of scissors.

Keep these scissors next to your sewing machine for all quick cutting needs.

The scissors feel great in your hand, cut fabric with ease, and are available in three sizes.

 

Art No. 4940  Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors 130

  • 13 cm L overall size
  • 4 cm L blade
  • 1.8 cm W x 3.7 cm L finger hole openings
  • Genuine leather storage sheath included

 

Art No. 4941 Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors 170

  • 17 cm L overall size
  • 7 cm L blades
  • 1.8 cm W x 3.7 cm L finger hole openings
  • Genuine leather storage sheath included

 

Art No. 4942 Bordeaux Ultimate Shears 200

  • 20 cm L overall size
  • 7.7 cm L blades
  • 2.5 cm W x 2.8 cm L thumbhole, 1.7 cm W x 5.8 cm L fingers hole
  • Genuine leather storage sheath included

“Amigurumi” by flat knitting not circular knitting

Have you ever tried to make “Amigurumi”?

I thought “Amigurumi” is made with crochet hook or circular knitting.

This year, I met a designer who makes many lovely “Amigurumi” by flat knitting.

Now, we had uploaded project sheets of her work.

 

Amigurumi: Cat In Jumper by knitting

Amigurumi: Frog by crochet

Please find them and try to make “Amigurumi”!

You can make the parts by flat knitting then seam the parts.

It might be easier for someone than circular knitting?

We will upload some further cute “Amigurumi” by knitting after this.

 

Amigurumi: Mouse In Dungarees by knitting

Amigurumi: Sheep by crochet

Our new project sheet is updated every Tuesday.

Please check it out!

https://www.clover-mfg.com/project

Clover offers two types of "HERA";

the patchwork model (Art. No. 490/NV)

and the appliqué model (Art. No. 4002).

The kimono has been used as both everyday and celebratory clothing since ancient times.

Today too, it is used as celebratory clothing on a variety of occasions.

The kimono has some cotton included in it, but most of the garment is made from silk material.

A kimono is not only decorated by hand, it also uses myriad colors, has woven scenes, and always features an elegant, intricate pattern.

Its tailoring is also done very carefully, and requires highly refined technique.

The "HERA" is a tool that has long been used to mark the fabric during the creation of a kimono.

Rather than using pigment of chalk to mark the fabric, a mark that shines is created using pressure from a hera.

To invent a tool that leaves a mark, yet does no damage to the fabric, is certainly a testament to ancient wisdom.

Clover has arranged the "HERA" to be useful in a wide range of ways, including sewing, patchwork, and quilting.

Art. No. 490/NV "HERA" MARKER

Art. No. 490/NV is convenient for use in marking seams.

Made from urea resin, the hera has an easy-to-hold handle, and its shape makes applying pressure a breeze.

In addition, because the portion that is marked is thinner, it is very convenient when marking thin lines.

Using the hera is harmless to fabric, and leaves no fold.

The hera is used by pressing it to leave a mark in the desired location.

Two tricks are to leave a space for straight lines, and to make curves by making several small indentations.

Art. No. 4002 "HERA" MARKER FOR APPLIQUÉ & SEWING

Art. No. 4002 creates beautiful curves, making it a wonderful tool for seams in appliqué.

Its thin tip and ideal "HERA" shape allows it to turn perfectly for appliqué and reverse appliqué marking.

The Clover "HERA" is an indispensable item for quilting.

 

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