Clover’s Amour Steel Crochet Hooks offer unique smooth elongated handles, this shape provides for maximum dexterity and ensures beautiful, even stitches. The hooks are conveniently color coded according to their sizes.
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Let’s say someone offered you the chance to produce the ultimate knitting needle, something that was perfect just for you. What would you do? I can tell you what Clover did. Takumi has always been recognized as a purveyor of premium bamboo knitting needles. We started with that and then took steps to determine where the knitting world was headed and what special needs might exist there. We found amazing advances in the potential for creativity with the introduction of new knitting mediums, new techniques, new applications and a whole new host of enthusiastic knitters. Then we endeavored to determine what changes in knitting needle design would compliment these emerging trends. We went to designers, educators, store owners, and knitters everywhere. The results of our research were illuminating but posed one problem. We couldn’t get there from here. The ideal knitting needle could not be made with existing technology. Solution, Clover changed the technology and engineered an entire new array of manufacturing machinery. A significant investment but the result was well worth it.
The new Takumi line of knitting needles boasts some really cool improvements. As we talked with knitters across the country we found a growing interest in lace knitting or just knitting with finer fibers. All Takumi knitting needles now have a redesigned finer point which allows them to pick up even the smallest loops. The unique bamboo finish enhances smooth, fast knitting without being so “slick” that you have to fight to keep the stitches in place. Circular needles have been upgraded as well. The cords connecting the needle points have been changed to a stronger and more flexible material. Absent the old “springiness” your knitted fabrics now lie smoothly between the knitting needles while you work.
And some things have not changed. Sustainability is still very important to many of us and bamboo is one of the most sustainable products on earth. The use of bamboo in the manufacture of Takumi knitting needles has minimal environmental impact and use no petrochemicals during production. But it’s not just any bamboo that we use. Clover continues to use only the finest, select materials in the production of Takumi knitting needles. The finished product gives you the luxurious, uniquely comfortable feel of hand warmed bamboo and the precision and performance of the newly enhanced knitting needle design. When other knitting needles are ready to be discarded, Takumi will have become treasured heirlooms that will continue to be part of your creative aspirations for years and generations to come.
Few things are more personal than knitted items. Yarns are carefully selected for both color and texture. Each and every stitch is hand-made. Our projects are both purposeful and personal with usually someone special in mind. For a virtuoso knitting performance in creating your masterpiece, Takumi will always your instrument of choice.
What is it? – Every now and then a sewing tool comes along that truly changes the way we sew. Point in fact, the rotary cutter, a true renaissance tool. Scissors are great, and still have their place, but they make our hands hurt, are hard to keep sharp (especially around husbands and children), require us to manipulate the fabric while cutting it, don’t like cutting layers or following lines and generally distort our fabric when cutting. Only five thousand years after the invention of the wheel some genius applied the same principle to cutting fabric and we now enjoy the luxury of the rotary cutter. They are easy to hold, are extremely sharp, effortlessly cut multiple layers of fabric, are adept at following lines and templates and cut so cleanly on flat laying fabric that little or no distortion or fraying results. How cool. I told you that Clover doesn’t do gadgets and we don’t. We also don’t change what works just for the sake of change. What we have done with the Clover Rotary Cutter is take the concept to a whole new level of performance with due consideration to both the user and an entire range of sewing applications.
What does it do? – Very simply put it makes the most demanding cutting applications easy and precise.
Ergonomic is too clinical to describe Clover’s blend of form and function to make a tool that is easy to hold and efficient to use. The handle is soft and fits comfortably in your hand. The blade and movable shield work together to result in a precise angle so it’s easy to cut either sitting or standing. It takes only seconds to set it up for either left or right handed operation.
In quality and performance, Clover rotary blades are unsurpassed. Made from high grade carbon steel and honed to an optimum blade angle, Clover blades are both sharp and durable.
Size matters. A gourmet chef uses several sizes of knives to prepare a meal. She could probably get by with just one but why would she? The same principle applies to cutting fabric. When cutting several layers of fabric or long strips a large 60 millimeter rotary blade makes sense. When cutting small patterns or using tight radius templates it is so much easier to manipulate an 18 millimeter rotary blade. For projects in between there are 45 and 28 millimeter rotary blades. Fit the tool to the task for best results. Simple.
All rotary blades are made from super hard steel and are sharpened at very precise angles using heavy duty, computer controlled industrial equipment. Your chances of matching the factory angles and grinding performance with a plastic “sharpener” at home are almost zero. Replace warn used blades with sharp new blades. You’re worth it. So is your fabric.
Have you tried the Nancy Zieman Fuze N’ Gather? Here is a fun way to use it! Just gather strips of fabric and sew on to an apron base, it’s easy to do and you’re able to express your personality while cooking or baking! Buy the product here and look out for more Clover products!!
Clover Needlecraft presented some of our exciting products to celebrities as they walked the floor at the 66th Emmy Awards gifting suite hosted by the Borgnine Group and organized by the Craft and Hobby Association. Participants included past and present winners, nominees, and celebrities from all facets of the entertainment industry.
Clover Needlecraft was very excited to be a part of this event and we want to say thank you to all who followed along with us!
We have some lucky winners who will be receiving Clover “swag bags”
We’ll be contacting the winners by email, be sure to sign up for Tool School for a chance to win Clover products.