[HNW] liquid "embroidery" --anyone tried this?

Chiara Francesca chiara.francesca at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 17:39:33 PDT 2010

I have to agree with Cathy.

Our kids have used these extensively at their schools for t-shirt projects. And while I LOVE the idea I do not love what happens in my washer when they accidentally get in there and then, ugh, the dryer. No matter what you have, fabric shrinks. Even if it is tinsey, it happens and this stuff definitely shows you just how much it is and what it does to the fabric.

That being said ... it sure is a handy tool to show how much shrinkage you are going to get out of a fabric when thrown into the washer and dryer. :)

Chiara Francesca
(said in my southern drawl) You want a silver lining, come sit by me. :)

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> needlework-bounces+chiara.francesca=gmail.com at lists.ansteorra.org] On
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> Subject: Re: [HNW] liquid "embroidery" --anyone tried this?
> On Wednesday 16 June 2010 4:20:38 pm Kathryn Newell wrote:
> > Has anyone tried to use those liquid "embroidery"' pens?? I think
> they are
> > usually the brand "Aunt Martha". One gets a special cardboard circle
> >  backing to absorb excess liquid, I think.
> >
> > I'm toying with the idea of using them to do heraldic "embroidered"
> emblems
> > to sew all over an SCA overgown. I seem to recall one plate from
> Scheuette
> > showing a medieval overgown (male? female?) with heraldic motif
> badges.
> >  IFIC they were eagles???
> >
> > The idea of doing satin stitch Catherine Wheels on a zillion badges
> to sew
> > onto a gown is not exactly appealing...
> >
> > Where are those professional embroiderers when you want them? Or a
> team of
> > personal female attendants with nothing to do all day.....
> For clothing, I'd advise against.  They tend to look much more like the
> paints
> they are than like actual embroidery, and they tend to clog up and
> become
> useless long before they are actually used up.  For (indoor) banners
> and
> (indoor) display items, those attributes may or may not be such a
> factor.
> --
> Cathy Raymond <cathy at thyrsus.com>
> "No one can make as disastrous a bad choice as a smart person, because
> they
> sell it to themselves really well."--Tobias Buckell
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