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Total Trimmings Table Deluxe launching on Create & Craft in January

Total Trimmings Table Deluxe from Gina-B Silkworks

We're really excited to announce that we will be launching the Total Trimmings Table Deluxe exclusively on Create & Craft on January 20th at 4pm. It will remain exclusive to Create & Craft for two weeks - so do tune in to the show to find out more.

Many of you will have seen or own the original Total Trimmings Table, which we launched about 5 years ago now. It's such a handy way of having fixed points for so many passementerie uses, that Gina uses it every time she makes anything - which means it is always in use!

However, over the years, her own has had little tweaks and changes made to it, and these have all been incorporated into the new, deluxe version. We've also listened to feedback and made a few other improvements as well. And even better - moving forward we will have some exciting add-ons too!

The Deluxe model is made of smooth acrylic with acrylic posts - nothing to snag delicate threads. The surfaces can be wiped clean too - great for glue or adhesive spills. The two part board allows patterns and diagrams to be placed between, keeping them protected while in use, and the new upright struts support wire wrapping and coiling and can be turned into a simple loom.

The larger board and series of holes will allow for warps of up to 5m (with additional pegs - sold separately) on a footprint of only 28cm. It still comes with a sponge for pinning out frogging and lace designs, and with full instructions for how to tie bows, make a tassel & pompom, work a sinnet braid and twisted cord.

The variety of holes support many of the passementerie tools already available from Gina-B Silkworks, such as the PaperLathe rods, Bead Stencil Kit rods, Tassel Wand and the Button Maker’s Third Hand (we've even fitted a small steel disc so that the magnet attracts). It will also accept the pegs from the original Total Trimmings Table. And moving forward - the Total Trimmings Table Deluxe has been designed to work with a whole range of new tools yet to be released. Think lace making, advanced pompoms, knotwork, and so much more!


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

We'd like to wish you all a very happy & peaceful Christmas, and a healthy and lucky 2017.

Thank you for your support this year!


We'll be back in the offices on Jan 3rd, and on Create & Craft TV on Friday 20th January with something new, so do join us if you can. 

Enjoy the season,

Gina-B Silkworks

Season's Greetings!

Get crafting this Christmas with Gina-B Silkworks!We'd like to wish you all the very best for the season - and remind you of a few key dates.

Stocking stuffers -
We've got quite a few smaller kits that would be perfect for the creative person on your shopping list. And with prices starting at only £3.49 they make perfect stocking stuffers! Click here to see our range

Royal Mail's last posting dates for Christmas: 

Australia & New Zealand - 10 December
Germany, Italy, Poland - 14 December
Canada, USA - 15 December
Spain, France, Ireland - 17 December
UK - 1st class - 21 Dec
Special Delivery - 22 Dec


Create & Craft TV:
Many of you will be expecting to see us on Create & Craft TV this weekend. This show has now been cancelled - we are working on an exciting new product and decided to wait to launch this in the new year. Watch this space! 

One Button a Day:
Yes, the year is nearing completion... we are now working on an new project based on these buttons - again, watch this space as you will be the first to know. One Button a Day 2016 >>

And last but not least -

A very big thank you to all of our customers, followers, and those of you who watch us on TV!

Merry Christmas from Gina-B Silkworks

Last posting dates - Christmas 2016

Yes, it is that time of year! Here are the official Royal Mail last posting dates:

Japan - 7 December
Australia & New Zealand - 10 December
Germany, Italy, Poland - 14 December
Canada, USA - 15 December
Spain, France, Ireland - 17 December

UK - 

1st class - 21 Dec
Special Delivery - 22 Dec

Button jewellery for National Button Day

Flower button bracelet kit from Gina-B SilkworksDid you know that November 16th is National Button Day? It's one of those days created to raise awareness of something (usually a product!) and most started in the US. But for button makers and collectors, what a great day really. 

For us, it's going to be a busy day. We've got a Create & Craft TV show on the day at 11am. As we are usually in a weekend slot, being in the studio on a weekday will be really interesting for us!

We are launching two new kits - button bracelets. Both kits will focus on ring button designs, and include everything you need. Hopefully you'll be able to tune in. One is floral themed, the other nautical. 

Nautical button bracelet kit by Gina-B Silkworks

Speaking of buttons, today is day 315 of my 'One Button a Day' challenge. I've just had a little feature in this month's Sew magazine. Thank you so much to those of you who are following and commenting. It keeps me going!

And another nice bit of news - we now have a small selection of pure silk chenille thread and au ver a soie silk creative packs (with pure silk ribbon), in our shop. Gorgeous stuff, I promise you. Click here to see them.

Keep warm - the weather is changing!

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