It’s a sunny Thursday, in a tower in central London, and I’m at the Cricut Explore launch event to give you a glimpse of the newest craft machine on the market. The Cricut Explore combines the latest technology with some amazing time-saving and creative features – and it’s coming to the UK (and Hobbycraft!) very soon…
Cricut Explore Launch Event
Here are just some of the amazing creations Cricut have on display at their aerial crafting wonderland. Everything here – from the bottle labels and cupcake toppers to the unbelievable designer dresses – was created using one machine: The Cricut Explore.
What’s It All About?
Most of the cutting machines at Hobbycraft use metal dies to cut shapes into paper or card. But Cricut machines tend to be different – they let you cut using a library of digital images that you can buy online or on cartridges. This gives you a little more flexibility: the images can be enlarged or even stretched and twisted using Cricut’s design software and the machine will cut exactly what you see on the screen.
The Cricut Explore adds even more great features. It now holds a pen next to the blade and can draw your designs as well as cutting them. It’s quieter than ever before, and much simpler to use. Look at the dial on top of the machine:
Best of all, you can now use your own images from your computer as cutting templates, giving more freedom than ever to design and make amazing things.
The Cricut Explore will be available from Hobbycraft in the next few weeks. We’re eagerly waiting for our own office machine, so we can show you even more about what it can do.