Friday, 6 October 2017

The Sparkling World of Sequin Arts

Introducing the Sparkling World of Sequin Art !!!

Sequin Art consists of brightly coloured sequins, pins, flocked board and a polystyrene frame.
Initially Sequin Art was considered more suitable for children. However, adults became interested in the product thus creating a new market within the craft industry.
 Produce exciting sequin pictures by simply placing the velvet design on the frame and attaching the sequins to complete this vibrant product.

   Sequin Art Ice Cream Sundae
A new variation has now been launched! Sequin Art Style is an original product following in the Sequin Art range and sold each year in increasing number.
Thousands of Sequin Art are sold each year in the UK and overseas with sales rising strongly year on year! It's great, it's fun and most of all a sense of achievement is had by all.

Plus with birthdays and Christmas approaching fast, they are amongst the most cheerful, colourful gifts around. 

Our Tattoo Art kits are amongst some of the newest and most popular Sequin Art Picture Kits.

Rose tattooTattoo Love
Many new ideas and innovations have been further developed within the Sequin Art range in recent years. These include Sequin Art Junior for the younger generation with easy to follow printed layouts and with even more choice in designs for the Sequin Bead Art which are being developed all the time.

Over the years Sequin Art has developed and has it's own unique image with an increasingly strong following. 
Innovative designs have been added, with the Sequin Art Strictly series being particularly well received by fans of a certain TV dance programme.

Strictly Dancing Sequin Art

Other designs include great city icons such as Big Ben of London, and the Eiffel Tower of Paris.

 Whatever your tastes there's a Sequin Art just for you !

Hobbyzone Narrow 20cm Modules New Additions To The Range

The range of Hobbyzone workshop modules has become a firm favourite with Hobbies customers over the past few years. Model makers and craft makers alike enjoy having all their paints and tools laid out neatly, where they can be seen easily and accessed quickly. The finished workspace is always a thing of beauty.

Now the range is being extended to include narrower 20cm wide modules.
This allows you to be even more precise with the overall size of your workstation.

The new 20cm wide module units that have been introduced include a 2 drawer module, a 4 drawer module, a bottles module, and a brushes & tools module.

New Hobbyzone 4 Drawer Module
Both the 2 drawer module and 4 drawer module have windows made of acrylic glass which allow you to see the contents at a glance.

New Hobbyzone 20cm 2 Drawer Module
The Bottles Module has three shelves for paints, bottles or other containers of different sizes.

New Hobbyzone 20cm bottles module
 The Brushes and Tools Module has a lot of holes in different sizes for any tools or brushes etc.

New Hobbyzone 20cm Brushes and Tools Module
Use the supplied magnets to connect with other modules. You can always change the configuration of modules according to your workshop needs.
Here are some great ideas for your new workspace. See the full range of Hobbyzone modules here

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Take No Chances with your Health !

We love our tools here at Hobbies, but we also recognize that they can be extremely hazardous to your health. Hazards can come from dust particles if you're a metalworker or carpenter, and paint mists if you're an artist, using an airbrush or spray paints. That's why it is essential to be using a good quality respirator with a classification to suit your needs.
Hobbies now stock the Elipse Half Mask Respirator which comes with a pair of P3 filters to provide protection against fine dust particles, metal fumes (smoke), asbestos, oil & water mists, bacteria & viruses. The European standard defines three classes of particle filters, with the P3 classification offering the highest level of protection.

It is latex-free and silicone-free and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time, with low profile filters that provide an unobstructed field of vision.  
 At a glance details:

• Approved to European Standard EN140: 1998. APF : 20.
• Elipse twin filter ready to wear half mask.
• Latex and silicone free, lightweight TPE face piece that is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
• Low profile filters provide unobstructed field of vision.
• Compatible with other PPE safety products including visors and welding helmets.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The Berlin Tram Diorama Kit - Now Available from Hobbies

If you've always wanted to create a highly detailed model diorama, but not really known where to start, we have the perfect solution. By using the Occre Berlin tram and the Occre Berlin Diorama Kit, alongside the detailed instructions and videos from the Occremania website, you can create this amazing post World War 1 scene. 
Please click on the video at the bottom of the page, and expand it to see the incredible detail and realism of this kit.
Setting the Scene:
A general strike at the start of January 1919, provoked terrible confrontations in the streets of Berlin between the government of the time and the burgeoning Communist Party of Germany. Berlin had to live with street barricades, armed conflict between workers and army and great loss of human lives for several days.
The new Occre Berlin Diorama Kit captures the state of the streets, somewhere on the tram line between the train station and the zoo, during those dark days.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Lowestoft Maritime Museum - Suffolk History Brought To Life !

When you first approach the Lowestoft Maritime Museum you see a small flint cottage set in the grounds of the Sparrows Nest park which is home to a bowls club, the Lowestoft war museum, the Lowestoft movie makers, Martellos restaurant & coffee house and Giardino Italian restaurant.
The cottage looks small from the outside and you struggle to comprehend how there might be a museum of any note inside, but the tiny entrance opens into a tradis-like series of ingeniously laid out rooms just begging to be explored.
There are a staggering number of model boats and ships of all types, and just as many paintings and works of art to see. 

You will also see many themed areas such as Lowestoft in World War II, and the RAF Air, Sea Rescue Service, alongside collections of thought-provoking ships in a bottle, oil rigs, coastguard and lifeboat service, to name just a few.

The museum is filled to the brim with tales of exploration and human endeavour, and there's always someone on hand to expand on the exhibits and answer any questions you may have.

 Learn about the Lowestoft fishing industry. For over 1000 years, local people netted herring in the North Sea and landed them on the beach. In 1832 Lowestoft people built a harbour, and from 1847 railway trains could quickly take fresh fish to sell across the country. 

View Sir Christopher Cockerell's fantastic design workshop where he invented the hovercraft
This has been laid out as close as possible to his original floor plan, and was gifted to the museum in 2009.

It's easy to see why the Lowestoft Maritime Museum was a finalist of the Suffolk Museum Of The Year, 2014. It really is a wonderful little museum to spend an hour or so looking round.
Admission is just £2, but bring some cash to spend in the gift shop afterwards.