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Stitches 2018

efco stand at FrankfurtIt’s showtime again!

This year efco creative are sharing space on the Creative Solutions Trading Co. Ltd. stand at the show, so we’ll be right at the front of the hall this year on Stand D02, Hall 11, instead of our usual position lurking down the back!

Why the change?
Well, this will be the last Stitches for Sinotex UK Ltd as efco’s UK representative as on 1st May 2018 Creative Solutions will be efco creative gmbH’s new UK agent.

The link to a letter sent to our trade customers recently explains the new arrangement in more detail and Sue & I will be on the stand to answer any questions you have.

We look forward to your visit to the stand – and don’t forget –

Stand D02 Hall 11
Craft Hobby and Stitch International  Feb 18th – 20th 2018
NEC, Birmingham


Fiona Jones

Efcolor cold enamel powder








Efco Efcolor low temeperature enamel powdersFiona Jones of Projects4Crafters demonstrated Efcolor low temperature enamel powders on Ideal Shopping’s Create and Craft Show.

If previous experience is anything to go by this should generate interest in Efcolor cold enameling for everyone.
Fiona has produced step by step instructions, complete with part references of all items required. Click here to download

If you want more information on Efcolor or on other Efco products do email us on the contact form.


Public holidays in Germany

As one of our colleagues in Rohrbach said ” May and June are good months to be an employee in Germany!”

Efco will be closed for the following holidays:

  • 17th May  Ascension Day
  • 28th May  Whitsun
  • 7th & 8th June    Corpus Christi
  • 3rd October  German Unification Day
  • 1st November   All Saints’ Day

So do allow a little more time for delivery if you’re ordering around these dates

Craft Hobby and Stitch International

Efco stand at CHSI showEfco will be showing at Craft, Hobby and Stitch International, February 19th – 21st at the NEC, Birmingham.  Efco will be on  stand G25 and we look forward to showing you the latest craft and hobby products products from the Efco range.

Please note: The CHSI show is trade only. For more information on the show and how to register, visit the CHSI website

New polystyrene shapes from Efco


Efco have these great new polystyrene shapes in stock for immediate delivery.

Click the image to view a larger version.

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Efco polystyrene shapes


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

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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminaria ]

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.

If you’ve any questions, do get in touch with us and complete the contact form at the top of the page.