by starlizard 17 Nov 2011

Static Charge


I was cutting out a pattern this evening to make a tunic with. While I was ironing the pattern pieces, static charge built up between the pattern pieces and the ironing board. I actually got zapped with static electricity when I pulled one of the pattern pieces off the ironing board.

Any suggestions on how to prevent the static?

Thanks,
Liz

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by lyns 18 Nov 2011

I put a splash of liquid fabric softener in with water in a spray bottle. It works on the inside of skirts and tops too. xx

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starlizard by starlizard 18 Nov 2011

Thanks for reminding me of something I used to do... I used to do that to the carpets in the winter time... it did help cut down on the static electricity build up. Thanks for responding.

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by beatie58 18 Nov 2011

I think it is to do with our synthetic clothing! Happens to me more in the winter when there is no humidity! Cannot help nothing seems to work for long...Hugs Sally

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starlizard by starlizard 18 Nov 2011

Drro has a good idea. I've looked at humidifiers recently, too. May have to get one for in here in my workroom. Lots of electrical things in here.

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by airyfairy 18 Nov 2011

Oh ouch!!!!

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starlizard by starlizard 18 Nov 2011

Well, its not the worse injury I've ever had... but a static charge jolt does get the attention. LOL! Thanks for responding.

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by drro 17 Nov 2011

You probably need a little humidity in your room.

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starlizard by starlizard 17 Nov 2011

Yeah, its that time of year again, isn't it? I'll keep that in mind, too. Thanks for responding.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 17 Nov 2011

I am not sure. I wonder if rubbing on of the dryer sheets on the ironing board would help.

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starlizard by starlizard 17 Nov 2011

Well, I after I got the last piece of the pattern off the ironing board, I did spray it with Static Guard. After I put my ironing board away, I sprayed my whole work table, too. Just between me and you, I've used used fabric softener sheets as stabilizer for redwork designs. Thanks for responding.

starlizard by starlizard 17 Nov 2011

... for redwork designs. Thanks for responding.

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