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Fabric problems
Sun 7-Nov-10
8:51 pm
JoannaS
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Just want to pick a few brains.

I have some rather nice silky feel fabric (forgot to check what sort it is in the shop doh, just too excited to find the right colour) Trying to make a stole out of it with a woollen internal lining for warmth. Basted the fabric onto the woollen lining to embroider detail on it and started with some little stars to hold the fabrics together but it keeps rucking up as the fabric slips too much. Had thought of iron interfacing but I think that will affect the drape too much. Has anyone any ideas of how to bind the two fabrics together?

The other option would be to make the stole up and see how it drapes together (I think I have plenty to play with if it doesn't work) and then add surface detail. I still think the silky fabric will sag eeek So any other thoughts on how to put it all together would be wonderful. cheers

Sun 7-Nov-10
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I think you may have to put the whole thing on a frame, stretched,with the layers basted together, to work on it Joanna. If you layer it and baste it loosely, then fix it a a frame, then use your embroidered detail to, effectively, quilt the layers together.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/
Mon 8-Nov-10
7:31 am
JoannaS
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I did think of that and then discounted it because I would be travelling and didn't want to be carting a frame around doh but having trialled some little stars to quilt it together and they didn't take long so maybe I could do that and then add the surface detail later just on the corners after it is properly basted together.

Do you think it will work on a frame that rolls up the fabric? It is just being a stole it is 2m long? Or do you think the fabric will still move?

Mon 8-Nov-10
10:33 am
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Mrs Seth here. Whatever you do the fabrics are going to slip against each other so the first thing to do would be to tack them together firmly, right sides out, in a fairly small grid, then treat them as one layer. You will have to put up with the back of the embroidery showing – you are right, if you just work on the silky stuff, it will sag. You could roll them around a frame that rolls up, but until you get them firmly anchored together they will still slip. Once you have done the embroidery, that will act as quilting to keep the layers together – and you are right – interfacing would really mess up the drape, even the most lightweight will stiffen the fabric too much for a stole.

 

Have fun with it!wave

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Mon 8-Nov-10
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JoannaS
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Arrhh maybe I didn't baste them together enough in the first place and the squares too large.

Thanks guys this all useful to be able to bounce ideas aroundwave

Mon 8-Nov-10
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Another question now that I have removed some of the original basting and the little stars – lovely fabric does not show my mistakes at all – is it better to start basting from the middle and work outwards or from one end? wave

Mon 8-Nov-10
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I'd do from the middle.

If you baste it sufficiently you could use a round frame- very portable.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/
Mon 8-Nov-10
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Thanks, that's what I thought but I thought I would check first. Guess what I will be doing tomorrow night. Need some knee guards not covered in plastic to do the basting big_laugh

Love the quick responses Kate and Mrs Seth, makes life so much easier to hopefully overcome the problem. If it wasn't for making it into a stole I would go with the flow of it and incorporate the rucks into the design but not quite what DD would want whistle

Mon 8-Nov-10
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seth said:

Mrs Seth here. Whatever you do the fabrics are going to slip against each other so the first thing to do would be to tack them together firmly, right sides out, in a fairly small grid, then treat them as one layer. You will have to put up with the back of the embroidery showing – you are right, if you just work on the silky stuff, it will sag. You could roll them around a frame that rolls up, but until you get them firmly anchored together they will still slip. Once you have done the embroidery, that will act as quilting to keep the layers together – and you are right – interfacing would really mess up the drape, even the most lightweight will stiffen the fabric too much for a stole.

 

Have fun with it!wave


 

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Tue 9-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

 

Mrs. Seth, you sound like a very handy lady to have around, are you sure you don't want to join our ranks?


 

Seconded. ok

Mrs Seth seems a far more rational and practical being than that old booger who pops in now and again

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Tue 9-Nov-10
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Err –  how do you know that he/she is not one and the same???  I'll just leave you with a little teaser there…wink

I'll try that again!
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big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

A forumite with multiple personality disorder?

Well, she has weighed in on other things before, giving clothes shopping advice, sooooooo……

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Tue 9-Nov-10
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Just don't presume Michelle…devil  (wink)

I'll try that again!
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Oh, no, never that!

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There's only one of us here, I think.. half a mo, I'll go ask……………  whistle

 

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