I have just had ever such a nice little pressie delivered – a Sugru Tshirt and, even more useful, another pack of Sugru!! What is Sugru? Well, I think I have raved on about it before – but I shall bore you all by doing so again as, once you have tried it, you too will be hooked….
Imagine Blutack – but even easier to squish and mould – which sticks, permanently, to absolutely anything and when left for 24 hours, became totally hard, yet remains flexible – is totally heat and cold resistant – and dishwasher proof!! Well, that is Sugru.
I have only used it so far to mend a Grammy (metal needing to stick to metal), attach a heavy knife rack to the side of a fridge (Velcro fell off at once) and mend the holes in a pair of dearly beloved but very ancient and holey shoes. But others have used it to drop-proof their camera, to mend their leather biker trousers, make heat-proof handles for saucepans, fix the cracked edge of a Macbook, repair broken power cables, mount a webcam to a tripod, make a 14 pin two row connector, seal a leak in a car engine joint, mend their snowboarding gear, or personalise their fencing epée – for use in Olympics…. And that is only a tiny fraction of the bizarre uses Sugru enthusiasts have found for the stuff!
But not only is it great stuff – but they have great style. Start browsing their website and you will be there for hours just checking through their gallery of ‘amazing fixes’ – not mention watching their video gallery of how and why to use Sugru….. (Yours truly features for about ten seconds somewhere in one of them!!) The story of how Jane came to discover and make/market Sugru is pretty interesting too.
So short of a Christmas present? A nice little pack of Sugru. Only just over a tenner for eight multi-coloured mini packs or £6.50 for three mini packs. No matter who you give it to, they’ll bless you for it!!