Wire Wrapping

 

I have seen some lovely jewellery made using wire wrapping techniques recently.  Here at Proops we stock lots of tools for wire wrapping and also brass, copper, gold plated and silver plated wire in various lengths and thicknesses.  We even have a wire wrapping kit which contains a few essentials if you are just starting out.  Why not pop over to our website and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

Duck Pond

At the rear of our factory we have a steam engine condensation pond dating from 1882.   This is now used by a family of ducks as their own private pool and every year we have new ducklings in the pond.  This year the little raft that the ducks use was beginning to sink so one of our factory staff had her husband build them a new one.  Today we officially launched the ‘HMS Quack’.  Thanks to Vanessa and her very talented husband, Simon, the ducks have a new raft to safely rest on.

There’s never a dull moment here at Proops!  Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

 

 

 

Macrame

Our latest product is this set of 4 macrame rods/dowels, beautifully modelled by Leah in the photograph above. These cylindrical rods are made from plastic and can be mounted on a wall, work table or knotting board.  The set (which does not include Leah) consists of 4 different sized rods, 12,5cm, 17.5cm, 22.5cm and 27.5cm.  They have a scroll end and are made from wood effect plastic.  These are perfect for all kinds of macrame projects and lots of other craft projects too.  Why not pop over to our website and have a look.

We are continually adding new stock to our website so do keep checking back.  Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

School’s Out for Summer

We are heading to the end of the school year and as children are preparing to move on to new classes, some people like to give the teacher a gift.   In some schools/pre-schools funding for classroom basics like bowls and glue-spreaders is not always available so instead of the usual chocolates, flowers and mugs why not give some school/pre-school supplies?  You could always get together with a few parents and put together a little ‘supplies gift basket’.  I’m sure the teachers will thank you, not only for the supplies but also for saving their waistlines from all the lovely chocolates and cakes they usually receive.

 

 

We stock scissors, paintbrushes, glue spreaders, plastic tweezers, dipping bowls, mixing bowls and lots more on our website, why not pop over and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

What’s Your Vice?

Baby vices, fixed base, revolving, swivel base, clamps, hand vices, drill vices, heavy duty, pin chuck, hollow wingnut, toolmakers precision …… we have them all.  Check out our range over on the website.

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

Cabbage Protectors

 

Remember our new cabbage protector guards?  I used them on my cabbages when I planted them earlier in the season and just look at how well they are growing.   Don’t forget our tree guards and fence post protectors too – all new products this year.  Why not pop over to the website and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

 

FATHER’S DAY

 

Looking for a gift for Father’s Day?  We have a great range of reasonably priced tools available in our shop and on our website.  Not sure what they would like?  Why not get them a gift voucher, available in amounts of £10, £20, £50, £100 and £200.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

Folk at the Factory in Fleckney

 

We are hosting another Folk at the Factory in Fleckney this Friday, 1st June, at 7.30pm with all proceeds going to MND and Bloodwise.  This is the ninth folk concert that our Managing Director, Nic, has been involved in hosting/organising for charity.   Nic and his partner Jacky also perform at the concerts.  The previous concerts held here at the Factory have been very well supported.  Tickets cost £5 (or more if you can afford it)  and can be purchased on the door.  There is plenty of parking available at the Factory.  Tea and coffee will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own alcohol.  If you enjoy folk music this is sure to be a great night out.

Hope to see you there!

 

New Candle Mould

How good does our new three-wick candle look on the tray with all the cacti and succulents.  This is our latest candle mould design and we are currently working on an insert for it which will mean it can be used to make sections for cake slice or wedge-shaped designs.  These will make fab bath bombs and decorative candles.  The candle mould is currently available on the website and comes with a wick holder.  The insert will be available soon so keep checking back.  We are also working on some new designs.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

 

Simply Prooped Weekend, 2018

 

We hosted the second Simply Prooped weekend on Saturday and Sunday at our shop/warehouse here in Fleckney.  The weekend was organised by Mel (www.justsimplyblanks.co.uk) and Fiona from the Facebook group, Simply Stamped UK and myself and in total we had 25 people from all over the country.

The weekend consisted of demonstrations and workshops.  We had demonstrations of glass fusing, resin casting, basic soldering and bezel cup setting, Keum Boo techniques,  sawing techniques, hot and cold enamelling, rolling mill techniques and general stamping.  There was lots of laughter and chat, as I’m sure you can imagine with 25 like-minded women all in one place!

In between the demonstrations there was time for everyone to have a go and try out the techniques demonstrated.

The weekend was a huge success with everyone leaving with more knowledge, product samples and in some cases lighter purses and new tools.  It was also a chance for everyone from the Facebook group to meet in real life.

A big thank you to Mel and Fiona for all of the organisation, to everyone who brought the lovely food and delicious cakes and to the ladies who gave demonstrations.  Hopefully we’ll see you all again next year!

Have a look at some of the photographs from the weekend below.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel