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New Creations From Eclipse

Posted on Jul 14, 2016

Introducing our newest team member, Sam Lawson Howells, who is full of new creations and ideas for Eclipse.

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Ribbon Flowers

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

Ribbon Flowers

I am basically a craft addict. It can’t be explained any other way. As soon as I see something hand-made that appeals to me, I have to have a go at it myself. One of my ultimate fascinations is ribbon flowers.

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Ideal Home Gift Wrapping

Posted on Jan 31, 2014

Ideal Home Gift Wrapping

When I was asked to demonstrate gift wrapping skills at the Ideal Home Christmas in Earl’s Court last November, it took just an instant to decide to say ‘yes.’ I did wonder though whether Ideal Home Gift Wrapping would be very popular. However, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and the audiences were fantastic, all crowding round to ask questions at the end of the demonstrations.

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Precision Gift Wrapping

Posted on Aug 16, 2013

Precision Gift Wrapping

When I started out as a gift wrapper, I spent a bit of time on ‘You Tube,’ as one does, assessing the competition and looking for innovative ideas. I didn’t find much that qualified as ‘innovative’ and came across a great deal that was, frankly, depressing and low quality. However, some of the oriental gift wrappers did catch my eye and over time, I began to find some ingenious gift wrapping to admire and aspire to – precision gift wrapping AKA origami and furoshiki.

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Gift Wrapping Courses

Posted on May 28, 2013

Gift Wrapping Courses

One comment that has been made to me is, ‘why would anyone want to do a gift wrapping training course?’ In fact, there are a number of reasons why. Some people just want to wrap gifts well. Like me, they are often perfectionists to whom a crinkly, dog-eared muddle of a present, with copious sellotape holding it all together, simply is not acceptable.

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Sustainable Gift Wrapping

Posted on Mar 27, 2013

Sustainable Gift Wrapping

It is possible to use just about anything to gift wrap from newspaper to greaseproof paper. However, sustainable, fairly traded Lokta paper comes in a vibrant range of colours and designs and is a gift wrapper’s dream!

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