- The answer of course would be to work up a small sample piece on swatches of the fabrics in question using the threads you intend to use later for the cuffsMessage 1 of 11 , Feb 5, 2010View SourceThe answer of course would be to work up a small sample piece
on swatches of the fabrics in question using the threads you intend to
use later for the
cuffs and collars.
See how it works up. Does it wash or can it be cleaned? That might
tell you a lot
about your choices.
Johnnae llyn Lewis
> >I will be using primarily linen but also some silk. The embroidery
> >will be linear, worked in stem & chain stitch
> I am planning to do some simple embroidery on the collars & cuffs
> What kind of underlining or support material should I use tostiffen the
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- ... OoooOOOOOO! I haven t tried that!!! THANK YOU! Fiondel _________________________________________________________________ Hotmail: Trusted email withMessage 2 of 11 , Feb 5, 2010View Source
>2: Back the fabric with another piece of the exact same fabric.3: If you do 2,OoooOOOOOO! I haven't tried that!!! THANK YOU!
>baste the two layers together very, very well so that you don't end up with
>wrinkles on one layer that aren't there on the other. If you're working with silk
>fabric, which is notorious for permanent holes wherever a needle has gone
>through the cloth, then baste along the lines the embroidery will follow, and
>pull out an inch of basting just before you embroider that inch.
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