Dissolvable Fabrics with Free Machine Embroidery
Hello there, this is my first blog post and really I can say it’s not the sort of thing I’m used to, anyway here goes – I want to share with you the fabulous results from our workshops, this is the place to see what we do, what we make and the fun we have during your Creative Thread workshops… unfortunately I doubt I will be able to blog every workshop but I will try and find time to share photo’s, so those of you who don’t use Facebook are able to see what we get up to.
On Saturday 16th September = beautiful lacy bowls were created on the Dissolvable fabrics and free machine embroidery workshop. What amazing results we had, everyone stitched like mad I was so impressed with the way this technique was embraced by everyone.
The technique; we used Solufleece Vilene V321 which dissolves in cold water. Treat the Solufleece like a fabric; hoop it into a 10” bound hoop for stability, then away you go. What you need to remember is that all stitches need to be connected to either bits of fabric or to other stitches so that they don’t unravel when you dissolve the fabric.
Thread – go wild try anything and everything, some of the thread we used on the day – KingTut, Gutermann Rayon and Sulky variegated and metallics.
Dissolve; once all your free machine embroidery is complete dissolve the Solufleece away by floating it in a bowl of cold water, let the fabric sink into the water then give it a gentle swish, leaving some of the dissolved Solufleece in the thread allows the fabric to stay firm when dry, bowls can be sprayed with acrylic varnish to keep them stable.
The results; lovely thread bowls made on the day, and all are the first attempts I’m sure you will agree with me they are great.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the thread bowls and maybe we will have inspired you to try this technique for yourself. or why not try one of our fabulous workshops coming up throughout the year…
See you soon Linda x