Since I switched to Kato clay I was finding Fimo impossible to work with. I have said to several people, " Wierd how I use it and loved it for so many years and now find it just horribly sticky and soft and impossible to work with." I assumed it was just becuase I had got used to the firmer Kato.
However a recent article on http://paroledepate.canalblog.com/ made me realise it wasn't me it was the clay! Staedtler have a facebook fan page and it is full of complaints from people saying the Staedtler brand blocks are too soft.
Although I have some older blocks of Eberhard Faber branded Fimo I had bought a load of new blocks which were Staedtler at the same time I bought my first Kato clay. So when I swapped to using Kato (which as I am sure you all know is a very firm clay) I also swapped to ridiculously soft Fimo. It also explains why the Fimo Classic I bought was no firmer than the fimo I was used to.
Erythrina (a big brooch !)
1 day ago