Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Different times at the store we have customers who leave their work bag at the shop. So here's an idea to make your life easier. In your bag somewhere, add your name and phone number, that way if you accidentally leave your bag somewhere, people are able to return it to you. Just a thought, happy crafting!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
What's the difference between 'felted wool' and 'wool felt'? The felt that we sell at the store is felt that is made from wool, so because it is an animal fiber, it can be dyed different colors, than felt that is made from a cotton (plant fiber) And felted wool, is wool that has been washed and dried.
How do I know if wool has been 'felted' before I begin to use it? All of the hand-dyed wool from the store has been felted, fat quarters have not been. However, when in doubt, wash it. Better to have washed it twice then have it shrink on a finished project. When wool has been felted it has a fuller feel to it.
Can you use wool and felt on the same project? Yes, you can use both and even cotton in you like. Many times we will use a nice cotton flannel. Moda has a whole line of fabric called Woolsie, that has wonderful colors and it looks beautiful. Sometimes, this can keep the price of your finished piece down. You can always use cotton for the backing of your pieces as well. Wool felt doesn't wash as nicely as wool that has been felted, so I would keep this in mind if my piece was going to be washed repeatedly.
Should you have any other questions, please feel free to leave a post, and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
I really like using this when I am sewing, bags, quilts, clothes, it just really crisp up your seams. I have used starch in the past, and sometimes this wants to clump up for me or gives my iron fits, so Best Press is a product that doesn't do either one of those things. Give it a try and tell us what you think, or if you have used the product, we'd love to hear what you think.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
So, here we have done more stitching, so you can see what it looks like, you will try to keep your stitch length even.