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Craft Hobby & Stitch International

It’s Show Time!

Efco will be exhibiting at Craft Hobby and Stitch International at the NEC from Sunday 20th Feb to Tuesday 22nd and we look forward to seeing old and new customers on Stand F50.

Judy Balchin will be demonstrating Efcolor low melt enamels and feltmaking during the show.

Stitches is a trade only show – visit the ICHF website for information on the show and how to register.

Efco at Hobbycrafts

hobbycrafts show at the NEC 4th - 7th Nov 2010

Sue and Fiona had a crazy four days at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC running workshops on Efcolor low melt enamel to hundreds of enthusiastic crafters.

Complete the contact form if you want to know more about Efcolor and other Efco products.

Efcolor made up samples

Finished samples on display

Efcolor finished pieces

A result!

Efcolor being fired

Removing a finished piece from the oven

Efcolor workshop session

Workshop Session

Efcolor tea light oven

Efcolor tea light oven

Efcolor workshop area

Efcolor workshop area

Circular Knitting Needles

Efco Circular knitting needles

Circular knitting needles

A new product from Efco to add to the Filzi machine feltable felting wool range.

Circular knitting needles are available in two sizes

Art. Nr. 20 035 60   60 cm / 8 mm   Min order quantity 1 pce
Art. Nr. 20 035 80   80 cm / 8 mm   Min order quantity 1 pce

Efcolor and Efcolor Oven

Efcolor Kiln

Efcolor Oven

We’ve been delighted with the response to the article on the Efcolor Oven in Make Jewellery Magazine, so here is  some additional information for those of you who want to find out more. See the bottom of this post for stockist details.

The kiln is heated by 4 tealights and comes complete with tools and firing plate. It may sound a bit basic, but it works a treat and is ideal for “firing” Efcolor low melt enamel powder, which only requires a temperature of 150C

As Efcolor fuses at a low temperature it can be used on more delicate surfaces such as card or papier mache as well as on most metal surfaces …. we even enameled some old bottle tops during an idle moment at a trade show! You don’t have to use bottle tops, of course and Efco produce a large range of copper blanks in all shapes and sizes. Efco’s blanks can also be used with conventional, high temperature enamel powders.

Efcolor low melt enamel powder is available in over 40 colours and differing finishes, opaque, clear, metallic, textured and glitter.

Efcolor Gecko Keyring

Keyfob made from 2 Efco copper blanks fused together and enameled.

For more information on Efcolor  and our range of copper blanks, click here to view the catalogue.

Efcolor and Efcolor ovens are available from the following stockists:

Barnet Hill Garden & Leisure

Clent  DY9 0EE

01934 875754

Blue Gallery


01271 343 536

Huntingdon Garden &Leisure

Huntingdon  PE28 2AA

01480 433349

The Garden & Leisure Group


01934 876 464


01626 336171



01934 875754


01946 692643


0121 378 0765



01934 627953



015225 28285

EFCO Stockists, please note:  if we’ve missed you off the list of retailers selling Efcolor  – just email us your details via the contact form and we’ll make sure you’re included.

Luminaria (TM)

Every bit as magical as Chinese lanterns, but with less risk of fire and possible damage to wildlife and livestock from discarded parts.

Luminaria lights

Luminaria in an outdoors setting

“A luminaria is a small light or lantern (commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag) which is of significance among New World Hispanics at Christmas time.  ….. In recent times they are seen more as a secular decoration, akin to Christmas lights. Strings of artificial luminarias, with plastic bags illuminated by small light bulbs and connected by an electrical cord, are also available, and are common in the American Southwest, where they are typically displayed throughout the year-end holiday season. These are beginning to gain popularity in other parts of the United States.”
[quote taken from Wikipedia ]

Luminaria bags

Luminaria bags

Luminaria ™ from Efco are available in 30 different designs and 10 displays. (see News catalogue chapter 171, pages 1-7)

Luminaria can be used either outside or indoors and with either tea-lights (the paper has been treated to make it flame resistant), or with chains of fairy lights (indoors only). Luminaria can be used “as is” or decorated and will create a stunning setting for a late summer barbecue or party, or a romantic and novel Christmas decoration.

Luminaria table display

A Luminaria table display

Luminaria decorated with craft paint

A decorated Luminaria light

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This is a work in progress at the moment.  We will shortly be adding pages with stockist details and news on the latest in craft from Efco.

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