Archive for March, 2015

Spring Coloured Ribbons

Spring has sprung (even if the weather doesn’t seem to have realised it) and Efco have some beautiful ranges of spring coloured ribbons for all your crafting needs.

12 125 56 - Efco Deco Ribbon Frill, 91% Polyester 9% Elastane, 23 mm12 127 35 - Efco Deco Ribbon Cotton Optics - Bright Pink12 129 08 - Efco Deco Ribbon Fringe - Yellow, 100% Polyester, 18mm

12 715 35 - Efco Wired Ribbon Checked - Bright Pink, 93% Acetate, 6% Iron, 1% Polyester, 25mmEfco Deco Ribbon Fringe - Yellow Orange Light Green, 83% polyester 17% polyamide, 40mm12 726 35 - Efco Wired Ribbon Wave - Bright Pink, 69% Acetate, 16% Iron, 15% Polyester, 15mm

12 162 02 - Efco Ribbon Cotton Hole Pattern - Cream, 100% Cotton, 10mm12 155 41 - Efco Deco Ribbon Satin Checked - Lilac, 100% Polyester, 10mm12 163 32 - Efco Deco Ribbon Cotton Hole Pattern - Light Pink, 100% Cotton, 20mm

Check out the Spring 2015 News Catalogue to see the full range of colours and new ribbons available.

2mm Paracord from Efco

The Efco 2mm cords are not just for creating thin Paracord bands. You can use them in Paracord techniques for all sorts of projects. For instance, with Spring and Summer on the way they are ideal for jazzing up plain flip flops.

Efco Paracord Flip Flops 1

 

This would make a great workshop for retailers wanting to introduce their customers to the joys of Paracord braiding. It is simple and easy to do: You will need 2 x 4m packs of 2mm cord (and naturally a pair of flip flops too). A more interesting effect can easily be achieved if you use two contrasting colours or a plain and patterned cord. Stick the two cords together by heating the ends and joining them until cool. Then, using the straps of the flip flops as the central cords, follow the basic Paracord weave instuctions which can be found in every bag of Efco Paracord (also know as the Macramé square knot). When you get to the other end of the strap, cut the excess and carefully heat the ends to seal and secure (making sure not to burn the flip flops). Repeat for the second flip flop.

Efco Paracord Flip Flops 2

To see the complete range of Efco’s 2mm Paracords check out page 12.16 of the Basics Catalogue.