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Ellyloo
« on: September 05, 2005 08:13:14 AM »

I know how you twist it and tie it up to dry that way, but I'm thinking of the little wrinkles that seem to always be there.. is there a special fabric that's wrinkly already or do you make it that way?

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005 08:51:45 AM »

Here's a link I've had bookmarked, scroll to the bottom for how to do the broomstick effect...

http://www.ericas.com/projects/proj9801.htm

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2005 12:52:00 PM »

i have fabric that is already crinkled. not sure what it's called though .. i got it at wal-mart .. they ahve lots of colors. it's basically a really tyhin, soft cotton that has wrinkles running vertically. woo, i got some today for $1 a yard!
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005 12:49:25 PM »

I just got some fabric from Joann's that's was already wrinkled. She said it was called gauzy fabric. You might want to do what I did and just ask someone at your fabric store what they have that is already wrinkled. Good luck.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2005 09:05:24 AM »

Eh, gauzy fabric isn't always crinkled.  I got some at Walmart, too, probably the same stuff as skier.  It's 100% cotton, a nice loose weave (It IS gauzy, but that's beside the point) and crinkled.  And it's called crinkle cotton.  Or at least, most of the seamstresses I know call it that.  It's probably not the technical name, but if you asked someone if they had crinkle cotton, they'd know what you were talking about.  If you ask for "gauzy fabric", which is even more ambiguous than "crinkle cotton" you could get anything from crepe to cheesecloth.
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