A new product came into the studio the other day and when I saw it I had no idea what it was meant to do.  It turns out that it’s a Tube-Wringer and can be used on all sorts of tubes to squeeze out every last bit there is so there is no waste.  It doesn’t have to be just for art materials though, what about in the kitchen? I don’t know how many times I’ve left a half mangled tomato puree tube in the cupboard, never to be used again, but no more!

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We thought we’d test it out for you so we went to the Manchester Craft and Design Centre to see landscape painter David Goodwin.  He thought they were a great idea for using every last bit in your paint tube meaning you get lots more for you money which can only be a good thing!

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We met Julia Roy Williams, the fantastically creative designer behind Jewellery brand Wonderhaus a few years ago through hiring our laser machine at Freds.  The style of jewellery really caught our eye, Julia work mainly in perspex, wood, and leather to create bold maximal pieces in a kaleidoscope of colours that are tactile, fashion forward, and easy to wear.

Julia has a shop space in the Manchester Craft Centre and has recently been involved in incredibly exciting projects such as collaborations with the mesmerizing Illustrator Lisa Stannard.  You can see their products here as shot by the mega Manchester Photographer Layla Sailor (see below)

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