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Friday, December 14, 2012

Craft Contests at Craft & Hobby Association Trade Convention


Westcott Brand is proud to announce our upcoming star studded series of LIVE Craft Contests at CHA in booth #1365!


Be sure to experience the exhilaration by participating in this fun competition or simply witness the excitement as creative competitors craft their way to the top!*

  • Judging Panel of Celebrity Crafters!
  • Tons of Awesome Audience Giveaways!
  • Mega Swag Galore for ALL Contestants!
  • This event is NOT to be missed!



Saturday, January 12th

3:30PM - 4:00PM

  Marisa Pawelko - Host

  Lisa Fulmer - Creative Mentor

  Theresa Cifali - Judge

  Cindi Bisson - Judge

  Ann Butler – Judge

  Lisa Rojas - Judge

  Tanner Bell - Judge



Sunday, January 13th

3:30PM - 4:00PM

  Marisa Pawelko - Host

  Tiffany Windsor - Creative Mentor

  Theresa Cifali - Judge 

  Eileen Hull - Judge

  Tanner Bell - Judge

  Lorine Mason – Judge

  SusanWeckesser - Judge



Monday, January 14th 

3:30PM - 4:00PM

  Marisa Pawelko - Host

  Jonathan Fong - Creative Mentor

  Margot Potter - Judge

  Candie Cooper – Judge

  Simone Collins – Judge

  Tanner Bell – Judge

*Trade Show Event - Not open to the general public.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Marine Theme Finger Puppets

Come see the magic of Westcott Brand cutting tools, as recently featured on the hit public television program Hands On Crafts for Kids with resident crafter Marisa Pawelko and host Candie Cooper.  Westcott Brand has been a long time sponsor of the show and is happy to share these segments from the 1500 series.  "Hands On Crafts for Kids provides projects and ideas for kids ages 7-12." Westcott Brand joined Hands On in the mission to make crafting a part of everyday life and to be surrounded by handmade things.

Dive into the ocean with Westcott Brand!  Celebrity craft designer Marisa Pawelko takes Hand On host Candie Cooper on a tour of the undersea and introduces her to our aquatic friends below the surface.  Learn how colorful life under water can be as Marisa shares fun and easy crafts made with Westcott Brand cutting tools.

For this and more fun craft ideas visit http://craftingrocks.com

Find all these great tools and more at http://westcottbrand.com

Monday, December 3, 2012

Animal Ears and Tails Project


Come see the magic of Westcott Brand cutting tools, as recently featured on the hit public television program Hands On Crafts for Kids with resident crafter Marisa Pawelko and host Candie Cooper.  Westcott Brand has been a long time sponsor of the show and is happy to share these segments from the 1500 series.  "Hands On Crafts for Kids provides projects and ideas for kids ages 7-12." Westcott Brand joined Hands On in the mission to make crafting a part of everyday life and to be surrounded by handmade things.
 

Play dress up and pretend with Westcott Brand, The World's Favorite Scissors™! Learn how to bring out your wild side with project designer Marisa Pawelko as she shows Hands On host Candie Cooper how to create inspired animal costumes with Westcott Brand cutting tools. 

For more fun craft ideas visit http://craftingrocks.com

Find all these great tools and more at http://westcottbrand.com

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Canada Sews - The Great White TShirt Challenge

Westcott Brand is proud to support

The Canada Sews Great White T-Shirt Challenge

It’s not too late to join in the fun and enter this inspiring contest
Check out some of the amazing entries submitted so far!

Westcott Brand can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
  • Contest open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec)
  • Contest closes 11:59:59 p.m. EST, March 22, 2013
  • Click HERE for full contest rules

Camisole and Panties by Joan from Ontario - Fashion Entry
Joan’s creativeness saw her use her white t shirt to create a set of “undies”.  Not content with just the re-purposing she added extra detail from some of the contest sponsors products, mini designs from the 5D embroidery settings on her Pfaff machine and using Sulky rayon thread.  She used her baby lock serger for edges.

Pillow by Susan from Ontario - Home D├ęcor Entry
Susan started with a children's white t-shirt and cut two squares for the pillow then cut several 1 inch wide strips and pulled them to get them to roll (tarn) which was attached to create fronds, a few buttons for flowers and voila!

 Necklace & Bracelet by Carmi from Ontario - Fashion Entry
Carmi used a ball of tarn made from cut up T shirt fabric and a Kumihimo disk to create this wonderful necklace and bracelet.  Braided with a thin metal chain the results are spectacular, and even better in person than shown on the image. 
 
  Baby Diaper by Lisa from Ontario - Fashion Entry
The entire diaper is made of one cotton t-Shirt with 4 layers of T shirt fabric for the absorbent part. The only things added were snap’s and elastic. On the front of the diaper is a snapped on bow made from the bottom portion of the T-shirt.

Blouse by Margaret from Ontario - Fashion Entry
Margaret tells us she used “One white t shirt, bought from a charity ($1.00), some black lace from an antique sale ($5.00), one button with a little bit of bling from my button stash, a touch of inspiration and a couple of hours creating:  result - a great looking top.”
  
Summer dress by Megan from Ontario - Fashion Entry
Megan tells us “I started with four white t-shirts from the thrift store. Three shirts make up the main dress and a fourth was turned into t-shirt yarn to braid the collar/straps and the waistband/sash. I used cotton twill tape behind both braids to prevent them from stretching out. Once I'd sewn the dress I dyed it using a gradient dip-dye technique. It transitions from a pale sky blue to a medium indigo. On the left side of the skirt I used silver embroidery thread to create a filigree design and embellished it with hotfix swarovski crystals that I bought at last year's CreativFestival. I did a whole bunch of things that were totally new to me on this project. Firstly, I worked without a pattern of any sort. I just kind of envisioned how the pieces would need to be shaped, measured myself, then drew them out in chalk directly on the shirts. I made adjustments after I'd basted it all together. I'd also never used dye of any sort, and that was an eye-opener. It's a surprisingly physical process to dip-dye (even a small garment, saturated with boiling water, is heavy -- and painful).”

Baby Quilt by Nina from Ontario - Quilting Entry
Nina used her T shirt as a backing for her baby blanket.  The soft and easy wash T shirt fabric is a great fit for use on baby items.

Button T Shirt by Ursula from Nova Scotia - Fashion Entry
Ursula tells us “It began as a challenge from my aunt who gave me a bag of blue buttons she had bought from a shop in England called the Eternal Maker. I love blue & buttons and she asked me how I would use all of these. The center piece button was purchased on a trip to Florida and was waiting for just the right place to put it where I could enjoy it. Through several trials I eventually created this shirt which is a real conversation starter. Hand sewing is a real pleasure for me as it reminds me of both my Grannies who taught me the arts of needlework”.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Come see the magic of Westcott Brand cutting tools, as recently featured on the hit public television program Hands On Crafts for Kids with resident crafter Marisa Pawelko and host Candie Cooper.  Westcott Brand has been a long time sponsor of the show and is happy to share these segments from the 1500 series.  "Hands On Crafts for Kids provides projects and ideas for kids ages 7-12." Westcott Brand joined Hands On in the mission to make crafting a part of everyday life and to be surrounded by handmade things.

Keep on creating year round with Westcott Brand.  Join craft designer Marisa Pawelko as she shows Hands On host Candie Cooper how to get inspired by everything around us and make a decorative wreath that is as versatile as your imagination and surroundings.  Celebrate the seasons with your favorite cutting tools from Westcott Brand!

For more fun craft ideas visit http://craftingrocks.com

Find all these great tools and more at http://westcottbrand.com

Monday, September 24, 2012

W.B. Mason 8th Annual Sales Convention & Trade Show



UPDATE: Click HERE to view photos from the show on Facebook!
Westcott Brand is pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming W.B. Mason 8th Annual Sales Convention & Trade Show!*

W.B. Mason holds a special annual extravaganza for clients and vendors, and Westcott Brand is very excited to be participating in this fun event! No doubt you've seen W.B. Mason's famous logo adorning the walls of several major league baseball stadiums! So, in honor of W.B. Mason's sponsorship of this great American pastime, celebrity crafter Marisa Pawelko will be on hand inspiring attendees with a variety of baseball themed make n' takes highlighting the unsurpassed performance of Westcott Brand Cutting Tools aka The World's Favorite Scissors!


If you are planning on attending this event, be sure to stop by the Westcott Brand booth for some fun make n' takes and compelling product demos!

Consumer Session A & B Trade Show
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Consumer Session C Trade Show
Friday, October 12th, 2012
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

*This private business event is for registered attendees, vendors and clients of W.B. Mason only.

Join Westcott Brand for World Card Making Day



UPDATE: Click HERE to view the pre-recorded video demo!
 
Join Westcott Brand for World Card Making Day on October 6th at NOON CST! Click HERE for the full weekend viewing schedule and details on how you can enter to win fabulous raffle prizes while helping raise funds to benefit the Charity Wings Art Center! This fun event is sure to inspire! Featuring LIVE streaming video with back to back card making demonstrations and prizes all weekend long brought to you by all of your favorite craft personalities and brands!



Join designer Marisa Pawelko in the video chat-room for an interactive LIVE demonstration of a great quick card making technique featuring the amazing Scissor Mouse! Be sure to tune in with your raffle tickets in hand, because one lucky viewer at this demo will receive a fabulous prize pack including the versatile Craft 6 Pack and the Scissor Mouse of their choice!

Sponsored by Westcott Brand aka The World's Favorite Scissors
2012 Platinum Sponsor of CharityWings
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Westcott Brand Wins CHA 2012 Summer Exhibiting with Excellence Award

Westcott Brand is proud to announce our win of the CHA Summer 2012 Exhibiting with Excellence Award! At the Craft & Hobby Association Summer 2012 Trade Convention we wowed the judges by introducing a brand new display design for our booth! 

The new booth design included a variety of innovative features such as: two fireplaces (fully functioning with battery operated candles), etherial sheer white drapes and a unique double sided rear wall display! In addition, Westcott Brand provided the craft inspiration with our signature variety of fun make n' takes including: an ExtremEdge T-Shirt REMIX lab, a DIY magnet project featuring our NonStick Scissors, and a lightning fast scrapbook page layout made possible by the amazing Scissor Mouse!

Here are some pics from the show! To see more fun moments captured at the Summer 2012 CHA show, check out our photo albums on Facebook!



 


Friday, July 6, 2012

Westcott Brand Now Available at Michaels




Westcott Brand is proud to announce that The World's Favorite Scissors are now available at Michaels stores nationwide! Be sure to visit your local Michaels store to pick up our Titanium-Bonded and NonStick Titanium-Bonded Scissors in a variety of sizes today!



Thursday, July 5, 2012

Westcott Brand on The Shopping Channel

Tune into The Shopping Channel on July 9th at 11am, 2pm, and 7pm EST to see Westcott Brand Cutting Tools aka The World's Favorite Scissors in action and score some great deals!!! If you love crafting and sewing or are looking for a gift for someone who does, you can't beat this value!!! Check it out!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CHA Jersey Knit Jewelry Workshop with Ann Butler & Lorine Mason


For those of you who work in the craft industry and are planning to attend the Summer 2012 Craft & Hobby Association, please be sure to sign up for this AWESOME workshop with craft industry professionals  Lorine Mason of  It's Sew Lorine and Ann Butler of Creativity Stirs the Soul!

Jersey Knit Jewelry

W0302 - Workshop
Jersey Knit Jewelry
Monday, July 16, 2012 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
Room: 4

Difficulty: Beginner
Supplies: None
Who Should Attend: All Buyers
Learn techniques to create wonderful knit jewelry & accessories using Westcott Brand The World's Favorite Scissors™. The class starts with instructions on how to dye knit fabrics and create fabric tubes. The hands on begins as instructors demonstrate a variety of twists, knots and rolling techniques. Make a necklace, ring and a bracelet. 
Instructors: Lorine Mason and Ann Butler
Sponsor: Westcott Brand Cutting Tools
*This event is for craft industry professionals and is not open to the general public. 

CHA Rockin' Smockin' Pillow Class with Lorine Mason of It's Sew Lorine!!!


For those of you who work in the craft industry and are planning to attend the Summer 2012 Craft & Hobby Association, please be sure to sign up for this AWESOME workshop with sewing aficionado Lorine Mason of the wildly popular and inspiring blog:  It's Sew Lorine!

Westcott Rockin' Smockin' Pillow Class

W0705 - Workshop
Westcott Rockin' Smockin' Pillow Class
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Room: 1
Difficulty: Beginner 
Supplies: None
Who Should Attend: Retailer Only
From beginner to advanced and everything in between. This is a class based on sprucing up your home with just one yard of fabric per project! Students will start with a basic paper pattern and hand sew a funky little pillow with Lorine's knowledgable guidance. Participants will learn tips and tricks on how to change their room decor from good to great!!! This is a brand new class designed just for CHA, full of lots of great Westcott product demos!
Instructor: Lorine Mason
Sponsor: Westcott Brand Cutting Tools

with materials generously provided by:


Moda Fabrics
Pat Sloan
Prym Consumer USA
Fairfield
*This event is for craft industry professionals and is not open to the general public.