The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has something for every sewing and quilting enthusiast and sew much more!
Attend quality educational SEMINARS taught by national teachers, be inspired at the STYLE SHOWS showcasing the latest fashions, andSHOP from more than 400 booths to find everything for sewing: fabrics, notions, specialty yarns, threads, patterns, books, machine embroidery designs, home décor items and the list goes on!
You will be surrounded by creativity and inspiration at each step! This ANNUAL event is not to be missed.
What is it? – Stick weaving is a traditional art form made modern by Clover with Weaving Sticks. Just how old it is no one can truly say. Not even Wikipedia knows for sure when or where it came to be. There is little doubt that this simple method of weaving was initially utilitarian by nature intended primarily for making clothing and other needed implements by ancient ancestors. Weaving Sticks are so simple to use that anyone, regardless of age, ability or skill level, can create beautiful and useful woven items. Techniques, materials and imagination make anything you can imagine possible and all of it very personal to the creator. It’s faster than knitting or crochet and just as portable. With Clover’s Weaving Sticks, creativity can truly be at anyone’s finger tips at all times.
What does it do? – Weaving with Weaving Sticks is a very simple technique in which the weaver selects both warp and weft from a wide variety of materials. Yarns of any shape and size, fabric strips, leather or plastic braiding, cording or any combination of those materials provide an unending selection of creative mediums. The warp materials are threaded through holes in the base of each weaving stick and can be any length. The first weft strip is a knot tied around a single weaving stick. Then simply weave over and under, back and forth until the desired project length is achieved. The width is controlled by using two or more of the six sticks provided in each kit. For more width, a darning needle is supplied to enable the attachment of parallel horizontal rows. Weaving Sticks are available in two sizes, thick and thin. Choose the size that best suits your creative intent. Here’s an idea! Load several beads onto the weft yarn before starting your project and then feed them into the weaving project for a truly unique, defining appearance.
Clover is on the road all year long spreading the word on our latest and greatest. This week the Clover team is heading to To Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ. Visit us at Booth 231-232. As always, we’ll be providing hands on demonstrations on some of our newest products including the Mini Beading Loom and Mini Flower Loom. Check out some inspiration on these new items below.
The new Amour Crochet Hooks include sizes ranging from 6.5mm to 10mm. These are great for your bulky yarns!!! The hooks feature the alway comfortable handles and they come in an assortment of bright colors! You will never have to struggle to see your crochet hook again.
What is it? – Check out “stiletto” in the unabridged dictionary and you start reading about stylish heels or a long narrow knife with a sharp point. Look it up in the Clover dictionary and you read about something entirely different. The Hold It Precision Stiletto is an incredibly useful sewing tool designed by Clover in conjunction with Joan Hawley. Modern sewist require precision cutting, sewing and pressing. Unfortunately some of these activities put our fingers in precarious proximity to either hot things or sharp things or both. Done incorrectly we end up wounded or our work is not as precise as we envisioned and we’re disappointed. So how can we achieve our sewing goals without risking injury from irons or needles? Enter the Clover Precision Stiletto, brilliant in simplicity and flawless in function. The tool itself resembles a long pen and should be held as such. One end has a gentle curve and sports a “pointy” tip. The other end is straight and has a silicone angled “grippy” tip that is somewhat flattened to increase its holding function. Both tips are designed for optimum reach and visibility and the grippy tip is heat resistant so no worries about it melting on your fabric. The Precision Stiletto is an extremely useful sewing tool that will make life way easier, and safer, at both the ironing board and the sewing table.
What does it do? – The Clover Precision Stiletto is a natural for any application that requires detailed ironing or stitching.
The Precision Stiletto is perfect for holding fabric in place for precision pressing. Doll clothes, appliqué, mitered corners, or any other close or small work can be held safely in place while ironing. Use either the pointy or the grippy tip, whichever is most suitable. Iron right up against the grippy tip for more precision.
The Precision Stiletto is equally adept at the sewing table. Fabric manipulation across the needle plate of either a serger or a sewing machine can pose problems with the confluence of needles, feed dogs, presser feet, pins, fabric and fingers, all in a very small space. How do you keep track of all of that? The stiletto allows us to hold the fabric sans hands right up to where the action takes place. This prevents any painful punctures or pinches and allows more visibility and control of our stitching. Again, use which ever tip meets the needs of your fabric and sewing applications.
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