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Thursday, August 31, 2006

 
I did something really silly the other day, I had bought some very cheap yarn in a local cheapo store,I liked the colours, so decided I would lay it out on soluble fabric, stitch across in rows about 4" apart, first mistake, the yarn kept moving between the soluble, second mistake, I used a zig-zag stitch 'DUH' as soon as I washed it, apart from the fact that I think the soluble film had gone off or something, as it went into gloopy stringy bits that would not melt, took loads of rinses, but, the zig-zag of course opened out as it was not anchored to anything. LOL Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Heather said...

Hi

I saw a scarf exactly like you are trying to make at the Festival of Quilts. They actually put the yarn between two pieces of water soluble. However they actually sprayed the top sheet with 505 to hold the yarn in place. A very short stitch lenght was used about 1.5 I think. In addition at the beginning and end of each row a few stitches are backstitched. I hope you have better luck next time. Heather

Carol said...

Thanks Heather, I am going to try another one, but I may just push the thread through as I go, I got into such a mess, I shall do the backstitch hopefully it will work, the yarn was only 49p a ball, so nothing lost,

Sue said...

I love this, though, Carol. If you are going to scrap it, please send it to me so I can work on it -then return it to sender?

feltedfibers said...

Sorry, had to laugh at you - sorry :-)
I love the piece, looks like you have pleated, dry brushed and released, it has depth!!
Jenny.

Carol said...

Eeeh, mock me if you will, wait untill you see what Sue is going to do with it.

sue b said...

Oh well, live and learn right?!

Helen Suzanne said...

lol it was a good idea anyway carol. I can see i'm going to have to keep tabs on your blog more often as bloglines isn't telling me when you update and there's so much lovely stuff here. clever girl!

Liz said...

The colours are absolutely gorgeous - don't throw it away!

Melly n David said...

I still really like it. It caught my eye!