Japanese Screw Punch
This Japanese punch cutting tool is able to make particularly clean holes due to its drilling action. Suitable for leather, plastic and cardboard. Hardened, replaceable punch heads, brass shaft, beech handle.
Comes with five heads, 1.5, 2.5, 3, 3.5 and 4 mm.
Leather drill punch with five heads: $110.00 ($100.00)
This Wagner Precision Heat Tool can be used with embossing powders, tyvek and xpandaprint, and for distressing and distorting. The textile artist's necessary equipment piece. (It's even designed to strip paint from hard to get areas, but you wouldn't want to do THAT with it - would you!)
Precision Heat Gun: $45.00 ($40.91)
Microfleur Flower Press
Microfleur has been developed for pressing and drying flowers in a microwave oven. This is a very quick process which produces superior colour results.
Comes with full instructions.
The traditional method of pressing flowers is to place them in a book or press between layers of absorbent materials. The fluids are gradually leached from the flower over a period of weeks. When using the Microfleur, the fluids are boiled off by the use of microwave energy, and the process takes a matter of seconds or a few minutes, depending on the flower and the power of the microwave oven.
Microfleur can successfully press a wide range of flowers and plant materials, with the advantages of speed and better colour results. Pressed flowers are used in a wide variety of crafts, including greeting cards, pictures, bookmarks, invitations, decoupage, and for decorations on menus, candles, soaps etc. Microfleur is also used extensively by horticulturists and botanists to prepare specimens for cataloguing and storage.
Not only does Microfleur appeal to established pressed flower artists, but it has opened up a completely new following in the Arts and Crafts industry which is growing rapidly.
Regular 5" (13 cm) press: $42.00 ($38.18)
Max 9" (23 cm) press: $64.00 ($58.18)