by annatjievdw 15 Nov 2009

And with us (the older generation) you prefer the washing machine. A lot of work to see disappearing when washed. Haven't tried FSL up to now and want to give it a go. Are moving house on the 30th and first have to settle before I can start with that kind of thing. Annatjie


by lenamae 15 Nov 2009

If you stitch it to the garment it should act like any other embroisery design .

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annatjievdw by annatjievdw 16 Nov 2009

Lenamae, thanks for the tip. Nice day to you.

by jrob Moderator 15 Nov 2009

Anna, I was writing about my FIRST attempt and I BLEW it apart with the water sprayer on my kitchen sink. Not to worry, you won't do that.;)

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annatjievdw by annatjievdw 16 Nov 2009

Thanks a lot. You won't believe the strange things that can happen to me. But lets believe I will not make a mess. Annatjie

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by maryjo 15 Nov 2009

I believe Anna is referring to an entry where someone washed their NOT FSL design in the washing machine and ended up with huge ball of tangled thread. If the design is "Free Standing" meaning not attached to an article of clothing then it shouldn't go into the washer. If it is stitched onto an article of clothing whether it be Free Standing or not it should not unravel. Hope this is of some help. And like Marthie says...It is very addictive.

lenamae by lenamae 15 Nov 2009

this intry was where a lady used wash away thread not knowing that was what she used.

annatjievdw by annatjievdw 16 Nov 2009

Thanks guys. What I want to try is to first stitch the FSL design and then fix it to a garment after it is finished. You know like we used to do in the "old days" with the stuff we baught in the shops to cover a stain or something like that. Annatjie

by marthie 15 Nov 2009

Annatjie be awere!!! It may become addictive.

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annatjievdw by annatjievdw 16 Nov 2009

Hallo Marthie. About the addictive I dnon't know because my time is very limited as I have a sick husband and most of my time goes there. Ja jong ek kan nog byvoeg my geld ook. Hy het Alzheimers en is nou in 'n stadium dat hy omtrent elke week met 'n ander soort ding sit en dan is dit maar weer na die dr. ens.ens. Lovies. Annatjie

by shirlener88 15 Nov 2009

Anna, I am not sure what you mean unravels - FSL is very sturdy and I have never seen it unravel and if you also stitch it to your clothes - you can just pop it in the washer and feel free to not worry about it. It you see a stitch or two coming unraveled - I believe that you could do a quick - clip job on it and apply some Fray Block and elimenate any further unraveling. Please try FSL - you might find something that you might enjoy very much. *4U Shirlene

sewmom by sewmom 15 Nov 2009

Love the Fray Block. This is the one "glue" that I know of that stays soft.

shirlener88 by shirlener88 16 Nov 2009

Oh yes, it does - it is great stuff.

shirlener88 by shirlener88 16 Nov 2009

Anna, if you were referring to that post about jrob's first FSL - then I can understand why you were so worried - that doesn't happen very often - but we all need to be aware if our design is a FSL project - rather than a LACE design. Once a FSL design has been stitched - usually it can have the WSS rinsed out of it and stitched onto another garment - now if you prefer to stitch it on your garment - just realize that it will be more dense than regular embroidery work. Hope you share with us - what your project is that you are thinking about working on.

annatjievdw by annatjievdw 16 Nov 2009

Thanks for the tip. Haven't seen Fray Block here in SA but we have Fray Check which I use a lot.