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Raizel
« on: March 16, 2008 01:16:11 PM »

Hi,

I've traced a pattern onto the fabric with carbon paper. I'm a little nervous about throwing the finished pruduct into the laundry in case the color runs. How else can I remove the pattern I traced?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008 05:39:20 PM »

If it's DMC floss it's supposed to be guaranteed not to run. But to be safe try taking some scraps of floss and testing it out in hot water.

I would just do some hand washing in the sink if you're a little weary still. Use some Woolite or some other gentle soap and just work on the markings.


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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 11:52:25 PM »

actually, I was more worried about the carbon marks smudging. Does it come out easily?
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008 06:10:39 AM »

I think it'll probably depend on how dark your lines are. Carbon isn't really meant to be a removable medium, but if the lines are light enough you might just get lucky.

I would try with a scrap piece of fabric first. Just transfer a carbon line onto the fabric and see what gets it out, or if it's going to smudge.

Good Luck,

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008 12:38:29 PM »

OK then Smiley
I guess my next question should be, what should I use instead of carbon paper? I'm not looking for anything fancy. Just practical.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008 08:50:55 AM »

You could use  Solvy. Basically, you draw on it and then once you are finished, get it wet and the Solvy dissolves.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008 11:17:48 AM »

can I get that online?
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008 08:00:45 AM »

Yep. The brand name is Solvy. Most fabric stores have it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008 01:24:38 PM »

Yes, being new myself, I also bought carbon (or perhaps it was called graphite) paper.  It doesn't come out in the wash.  Granted I was just practicing at the kitchen sink but it SMEARED when I rubbed the cloth together!  Yikes, good thing it was a test piece of fabric.  I now use Super Chacopaper.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009 05:16:05 AM »

Doh Doh DOH!  I wish I had read this before my last project.  I have a tote bag that I love but the damn carbon paper marks aren't coming out.  My washing machine is also broken so that adds to it.  I'll try scrubbing it one more time and see if I can't get them to fade a little more.  *sigh*
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