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Craft Factory Embroidery Floss. 36 skeins assorted colours
Craft Factory Embroidery Floss. 36 skeins assorted colours
Offered by Pandoras Upholstery
Price: £7.33

4.0 out of 5 stars value for money,good range of colours, 3 Oct 2014
As another reviewer writes, these may not be good for cross stitch, but for general embroidery work they are very good value for money. I bought the pack of brightly colours and every skein is different , apart from including two skeins of white, so a great mix of colours across the spectrum, pinks, blues, yellows, grey,cream,red,maroon etc. For someone wanting to try out embroidery without great expense, or for young people wanting to make friendship bands I think this is a good buy. I plan to buy a pack of the variegated colours to complement this pack of solid,brights.
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The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia - Over 700 Unique Full-Colour Step-by-Step Photographs
The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia - Over 700 Unique Full-Colour Step-by-Step Photographs
by Jan Eaton
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars oldie but goodie, 30 Sep 2014
From very simple stitches such as chain stitch, running stitch and back stitch, to complex ones likeAntWerp edging stitch, Turks head knots..and octagonal Rhodes stitch, they are all in here. Each one is clearly photographed and each has a written description which includes history of the stitch and method of working. 449 stitches for hand embroidery on fabric and canvas. Do you really need to know more stitches than that?
At the back is a useful glossary of embroidery terms.


Mouse Trap Humane
Mouse Trap Humane
Offered by Super Utensil Ltd.
Price: £5.20

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5.0 out of 5 stars good product, good price, 18 Sep 2014
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Good quality plastic with a solid feel to it. Easy to see inside. Found it a bit difficult to work out how to "set" the door as there are no instructions but once done it is easy to understand.
Loaded the entrance with sunflower seeds (which is what the mouse had been taking from my bird food store close by) and put a bit of cardboard tube at the closed end for the mouse to bed down in. Returned caught mouse to the fields early next morning.
Much prefer a humane trap and this is very well made at such a low price. Definitely recommend.
Delivery was quite slow though so if you needed one very quickly you may want to look elsewhere.


Mary Did You Know
Mary Did You Know
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful voice, beautiful song, 28 Aug 2014
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Such a beautiful, emotionally moving song. I heard it on radio 2 Sunday morning religious programme and just had to buy it.


Sticky Notes !
Sticky Notes !
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars fab app, 28 Aug 2014
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Really useful .. all my sticky note reminders on my Kindle, in one place, and they stay there until I choose to delete them. Can use different colours for different things... e.g shopping, appointments,to-do items, birthdays. Whatever you like. Really easy to use... get it, you won't regret it.


The Modern Flower Painter: Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour
The Modern Flower Painter: Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour
by Anna Mason
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying to help develop your botanical skills., 24 Aug 2014
I did a workshop with Anna and loved her style ... so bought the book. Its great- clear pictures and examples of Annas waorkj for you to use to help pyourself produce paintings you'll be proud of. Easy to read text, clear font, and full of inspiring ideas and hints and tips. I am no expert and find painting from photos easier than from the real thing as theres no worry about the plant or flower dying whilst I am painting over several days and it is easy to see the dark tones, shadows, highlights etc.
I also like the small brushes that Anna recommends- well worth buying they are easy to handle when painting fine detail.
Overall a Great book from an inspirational and passionate teacher- it won't sit on your bookshelf, it will be by your side as you work.


Pinterest
Pinterest
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great app for arty inspiration, 24 Aug 2014
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Easy to use and allows me to see the wonderful ideas of other artists world wide. You can set up different categories to make finding your "pins" easy e..g drawing, polyme rclay, zentangle. You choose the names, and don't have to use ones that the artist has categorised a pin in. I have it on my Kindle Fire HD and the images are really clear and bright. Great app.


Reynolds Freezer Paper 50 sq ft/ 4.64 m sq 12.1 m x 381 mm Plastic Coated Freezer Paper, White
Reynolds Freezer Paper 50 sq ft/ 4.64 m sq 12.1 m x 381 mm Plastic Coated Freezer Paper, White
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for fabric painters, 24 Aug 2014
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Good quality, thick freezer paper which I actually use to iron silk fabric onto before painting it with iron-fix paints as I find this easier and cheaper than having a silk-painting frame. Amazon price was, when I purchased cheaper by almost 50% than a well known UK nationwide craft store for the identical product.


Sew Easy Vanishing Fabric Marker Pen
Sew Easy Vanishing Fabric Marker Pen
Offered by The Quilted Bear Ltd
Price: £3.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for textile artists, 24 Aug 2014
Does what it says, great for use by a variety of textile artists for a range of techniques. Good, fine point and a secure cap to stop it drying out. Value for money.


Greenery*Portable Eye Protection LED Desk Lamp,Reading Light,Foldable &Rechargeable,2 Brightness Settings--Green
Greenery*Portable Eye Protection LED Desk Lamp,Reading Light,Foldable &Rechargeable,2 Brightness Settings--Green
Offered by Greenery HK
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little portable, folding lamp, 24 Aug 2014
I had wanted a lamp like this for ages but the one I saw on another art based website was much more expensive. This is great- small and very pprtable so I take it to my painting class to illuminate the flowers and plants I like to draw and paint. When folded up it is very compact and the lamp part is safe from knocks. It has two levels of illumination and comes with a mains charger. It is stable even when fully extended and can be used at lower heights to suit you if you need it close to illumitate something on a table.
No hesitation in recommending this bargain of a lamp. It comes in different colours if you dont like this very bright green one!


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