Ben's Big Crafting Adventure - Episode Three

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Ben's Big Crafting Adventure - Episode Three


Is it that time already? This instalment of Ben's Big Crafting Adventure takes me into the elaborate world of 'die cutting' with none other than Gwen Fletcher, who I'm sure you will recognise as a regular guest presenter for Creative Expressions.

Amongst the glossary of die cutting terms you will hear phrases like “using your shim”, “even roller pressure” and “getting your sandwich right”. But we aren't talking about dancing or going on a picnic. And while die cutting machines can be used for an array of crafty techniques across paper crafting, sewing and jewellery making, we are exploring the basics of how the process works, what the machine does and actually cutting out with using a metal die.

We discuss both electric powered and manual hand-wind machines plus Gwen offers her extensive advice on keeping things simple.

For all my fellow newbies out there, it's worth knowing that it's nowhere near as confusing as it might first appear and if you craft along with me you will find yourselves creating wonderful cut-outs to add to your craft projects in no time!


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