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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Aquatics paper - "creative soluble paper" on: September 14, 2007 07:17:28 AM
Ok I just bought some paper, after reading about "sulky" water soluble paper on here. This stuff looks almost the same it's called aquatics paper. But I'm so scared to use it. It says it's ok for hand embroidery (what I want to do really is just have random patterns) The instructions are for this really crazy mini project that I don't understand. Such as, choose a piece of tissue lame and cut to size, and I don't have a clue what tissue lame is?

What I'm basically trying to do is move on from iron on transfers to embroider something new. But it seems I'm not going to be able to do it with this paper becuase I don't understand the instructions. I'm also scared I've wasted money on something I'll mess up. and feeling very uninspired :s

Just wondered if anyone out there could offer any advice? Do I just draw on it, (well I'll trace) pin it to the fabric and sew right through it?

Why do instructions decide I also want to add glitter chiffon and tissue lame?
2  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Easy McCall's #4444, not so easy on: December 23, 2005 02:16:53 PM
I was going to go shopping after christmas for some easy patterns to learn to follow a pattern on now I'm feeling even more daunted at the idea.  Undecided How can I tell the easy easy from the not so easy?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any help welcome for a new girl please on: December 22, 2005 01:32:04 PM
Thanks again people, everyone sure is nice here Smiley only 3 days left till Christmas, I bought the readers digest sewing book and I'm waiting to see what else  I get for Christmas with my sewing machine before investing in anything else. I kind of like the sound of looking at my existing clothes to see how they were made more than the idea of a pattern though I have discovered a shop near me selling some OK looking ones so may force myself to sit down and look. I think I just have something about me that won't allow me to though, I imagine I'll end up on a trial and error rampage until I find something that fits. I also have a bit of a fabric dilemma, I wanted to use fabric from existing clothes and mainly some children's clothes I might buy as they're really cheap and cute. This would be OK though wouldn't it? I'm sure everything will fall into place anyway. I did have a sewing machine for a while before, but it was ancient and past it's best and I think it got given to someone else. Anyway rambling, thanks again everyone. happy sewing.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any help welcome for a new girl please on: December 18, 2005 08:25:25 AM
Thanks guys, I need to get some fabric scissors think I have alot of other things, I'm not going to buy any patterns until I've learnt how to use my sewing machine it has something like 40 stitchs which sure sounds fun
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Any help welcome for a new girl please on: December 17, 2005 04:19:17 PM
Hello, I've been looking around the site for a while, checking lots out but I find everything a bit daunting. I'm getting a sewing machine for Christmas and haven't used one for a couple of years. I've also never followed a pattern in my life, the only sewing I've done was at school with little instruction and basically did whatever held the two pieces of fabric together. I mean, I could use it, but I don't really know how to make stuff look as amazing as it all does now. So I was basically wondering if anyone had some tips of what I could start out with, and any must need buys or anything else. I can't do much else sewingy except cross stitch. Well thanks everyone for all the great inspiration on this site.
6  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: The Midlands on: December 16, 2005 08:25:14 AM
Hello I'm new here thought I'd post somewhere. I live in the midlandsish. I go to birmingham lots, it is an ok place don't worry people who are moving there. I would say the markets are pretty good but there always so busy whenever I'm there. does anyone know of an art shop in birmingham that sells proper artists paints or pens? Sorry if ones been mentioned already, went round birmingham for ages the other day not finding one
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