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Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

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Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

With pretty flowers if these new pins we have made are anything to go by. We will be launching these at the Pudsey, Great North (not just lace) day but will also be bringing them to ISIS lace day and Havant Fairs.

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Lavender's blue dilly, dilly, lavender's green

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Lavender's blue dilly, dilly, lavender's green

Here at ECHQ we are only a stone's throw from Norfolk and all those beautiful lavender fields.  Our latest Seven Wives braided bracelet kit is inspired by that landscape and is called Lavender Garden.  This is going to be a limited edition kit as our bead manufacturer has ceased making the beautiful floral beads. Don't forget to snap up the kit when you come to see us at the Makit Fair in Peterborough on the 8th May.

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New scissor kits - We're all mad here

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New scissor kits - We're all mad here

Alice may have thought that but it doesn't stop us here at EC HQ creating more scissor keepers. This is our Queen of Hearts design which will be offered with a variety of charms to enhance the pattern.

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Braiding with thin cord - SLon and beads

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Braiding with thin cord - SLon and beads

Yesterday I decided to try out some new beaded Kumihimo braids that to be basis of our new kits. This has reminded me of two of the key things you need to remember when working with thinner threads and beads and kumihimo disks Keep a spare disk If you have been using cord to make your braids, the slots in your disk will start to get bigger to match your cord.  Even if you use thinner 1mm or 1.5mm, moving to SLon cord is a much thinner cord and the slots may not grip as well. One of the things that...

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