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« on: January 17, 2006 12:30:57 PM »

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I'm making fiber lace squares using Solvy, the water based stabilizer. In order to get the fibers to stick to the Solvy so that I can sew it in the sewing machine, I am using a very light coat of spray adhesive on one piece of Solvy. For the life of me, I can't get all of the Solvy off because of the adhesive, but I can't put it together w/o a little bit of adhesive. I'm using Elmers Craft Bond, which has directions for temporary adhesive - which I followed. It makes my final product look like it has dandruff!!!

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Anyone have any thoughts on either a)a better, water soluble adhesive or b) a better water based stabilizer than Solvy? When I use light colored fibers, it's not such an issue of course - just like when you wear black and have dandruff, right???  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006 12:42:17 PM »

i really like it! i think the heart adds a nice touch
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006 08:53:48 AM »

Mist the Solvy with a little water, and it will stick to your fabric.  Then it will wash out when your finished.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2006 02:08:21 PM »

Thanks GloryB - I'll give that a try! When I'm arranging the yarn, thread and ribbons, I only just need a little tack - and I could do the same thing on the piece I'm covering it with (the Solvy goes on both sides) to keep it from moving while I machine it. I'll let you know how I make out!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006 08:04:45 AM »

There's also a product out there called Mokuba that's a water-soluble stabilizer that comes slightly sticky on one side, that's made for doing this sort of thing, and works quite well.
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