Yes, I have been a slack blogger again but in my defence I have been in the process of huge clearance sales on my FaceBoo page www.facebook.com/craftwerxsales and opening my new dolls page www.facebook.com/misspollysdollhouse
Anyway this post is about some AWSOME products that I have found lately - I wonder how I managed to make anything good with out them!
The first is curved needles! You know the ones that you see them use to stitch up people- well now I know why. They are amazing for quilting and doll making. If you want to give it a try, I have 3 packs of 4 needles in various sizes in stock for $1.50 each plus postage- so give be an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will invoice you.
The second one is Fray Stop - OMG you can cut and clip you seems so short! add a little dab of this stuff - runs like water so is really easy to apply if you just stick a pin in the nozzle rather than cutting it. I swear you can cut right up to your sewing put on some Fray Stop and you don't need to worry about the seem popping. I have 5 bottles in stock for $5.85 plus postage so shoot me an email if you want one.
My third discovery is Wonderfil thread- I am so in love with this stuff! I do a lot of hand embroidery on my quilts and dolls and just around the house and I hate having to pull apart stranded cotton. Well Wonderfil has these great threads that are 2 7 3 ply that can be used by hand or machine for embroidery and are wonderful to use!
I love the dazzle as it has a twist of metaclic through it. I have found that it doesn't tangle and runs super smooth so you can use longer lengths without worrying about it getting ratty.
Unfortunately I have to buy a box of 5 of each colour and they are expensive threads- but I am happy to order in colours as needed. Just email me for a PDF colour chart and price per spool (varies by type and colour)
Here are the specs of each.
2 ply, 12wt rayon. 40 solid colours. Exquisitely finished with great sheen & softness. Strong & easy to sew in any machine. Perfect weight for decorative stitching. Adds dimension & accent. Use #90 embroidery needle. Home sew and long arm machines.
Thread Accent Multi 400mt2 ply, 12wt rayon. 20 multi colours. Exquisitely finished with great sheen & softness. Strong & easy to sew in any machine. Perfect weight for decorative stitching. Adds dimension & accent. Use #90 embroidery needle. Home sew and long arm machines.
Razzle & Dazzle
Heavy rayon thread. 3 ply - 250 yard spools (razzle), 200 yard spools (dazzle). 46 rayon colors. High natural sheen. Silky hand feel. Comparable to no. 8 crochet cotton. Home sew and long arm machines.
Razzle is rayon only. Use through bobbin for bobbin sewing, couch on top of projects. Use for knitting, crochet, tassels, fringes.
Dazzle is rayon and has a twist of glitzy metallic.
4 ply heavy metallic. 13 brilliant colors. 180yds/spool. Runs well in bobbin. Home sew and long arm machines
I hope that you have fun sewing this week! I am having another clearance sale on www.facebook.com/craftwerxsales which runs until the 21st Feb with new items daily so I will be busy.
I will have some ready to buy dolls very soon - so keep checking to have a look.
Cheers for now,