Cricut. What is it?

You’ve probably heard about Cricut, especially if you follow Ryman Stationery on social media.

But what is it and what can it do?

 

Cricut is an American brand of cutting plotters, or computer-controlled cutting machines, designed for home crafters. The machines are used for cutting paper, felt, vinyl, fabric and other materials such as leather, matboard, and wood.

These clever digital machines also have an ‘accessory holder’. You can get pens and scoring tools to use in your crafting, for writing sentiments, drawing intricate designs and creating scoring lines on 3D projects or just perfect card blanks.

How does a Cricut machine work?

The machine connects to your computer or smart phone via bluetooth or with a cable if needed. You can then create your own designs or download designs. Cricut has software called ‘Design Space’ where you can edit and adapt designs before asking Cricut to cut them out.

When your design is ready you simply press a button and the Cricut has a small blade which moves around the material you are cutting following the lines of the design you have created or downloaded.

Is it worth adding a Cricut machine to your crafting stash?

It depends on what you want to create! We think the possibilities are endless and there are lots of machines available, from suitable for beginners right up to professional and business level.

The team at Ryman can advise on which machine would be best for you, call in-store at Longton Exchange and start your crafting journey today!

Machines start at £149.00

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