What can I do with this?

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What can I do with this?

New postby lendube on Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:56 pm

I know there's a technique in embroidery that uses loose threads. I can't for the life of me remember what it is or what it's called to look it up. Does anyone know what I might be thinking of??? I'm thinking it uses water soluable stabilizer. :think:

Here's what I've got: It's about the size of one of those small watermelons. The colors are wonderful. It's from fraying all of those napkins and the two tablecloths.

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Re: What can I do with this?

New postby HeyJudee on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:04 pm

Yep...water soluable stabilizer. The way I've done it is to spread it out between two sheets of it and then I free motion all over it to sandwich the threads in between. Then when it is well sewn, you soak it in water til it is still a bit stiff. Then you can cut out shapes, etc to applique onto other things. This is probably clear as mud...
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Re: What can I do with this?

New postby bridesmom on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:31 pm

Oh, I've seen that done somewhere in a magazine, Quilting Arts I believe. It looks really cool.
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Re: What can I do with this?

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:19 pm

A lot of people use an needle felting tool to punch the threads into fabric to create a new fabric. Nancys Notions carries the needle felting tool on her website. Here is the link. http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/cl ... e+combo.do There are also felting machines that do this also. Have fun with it.
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Re: What can I do with this?

New postby lendube on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:59 am

I've heard of both of those ideas. I wouldn't know what to applique though. I'll look around online and maybe play a bit with it. thx
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Re: What can I do with this?

New postby HeyJudee on Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:18 pm

lendube wrote:I've heard of both of those ideas. I wouldn't know what to applique though.

I haven't done anything with the one I made. But a lady in the class used it to cut out a flower, like a daisy, and appliqued it to a bag. It was cool.
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