I live in a small house with a non existent craft room, which is why I was so excited to come across a blog with instructions for creating small "bolts" of fabric that can fit on a shelf. In an earlier post I talked about wanting to organize my fabric madness with comic book boards, and I finally did it
The boards are a bit thicker than mat board, and measure 7" by 10". You can wrap amounts as small as half a yard, up to about 3 yards. Its fun to organize all the prints by color.
I enjoy seeing them in the shelf in my living room, and they always get compliments! It makes preparing for a project so much easier and enjoyable. I just need to find enough room for another 50 fabrics!
I am working on a project in which I will embroider into a wood cabinet door. During my research phase I looked online for instructions on how to use a clear crackle over wood stain. There is little or no info on this topic. I found an article on using clear crackle over acrylic paint on wood, which was helpful.
The following explains how to use a clear crackle medium over a freshly stained wood door. I decided to go with a 2 step process, using Helmar crackle medium This product is available online at Amazon and other online craft vendors.
These are the other products I am using: Minwax water based tinted stain in Antique Jade, Minwax oil based wood finish in Provincial, and the Helmar crackle medium steps 1 and 2.
Laid work is a technique in which the floss is laid in rows, both horizontally and vertically,then secured with a small stitch at each intersection to secure the floss to the fabric. The blue yarn that runs around and through the feather is couched with 2 strands of green floss.