Here is another trick if you do not have the thick wash away to do FSL on. Put tulle or organza inbetween several layers of your thinner wash away. So not hoop too tight. That should hold it well also. Suzanne
I do have tulle on hand. Thanks for the idea. I appreciate it. Stella
AuntAnnie said it all. I have stitched every angel in that series so far using Vilene or a stabilizer like it and every one turned out beautifully.
Thanks! I am fairly new at embroiderying. I actually thought that Vilene and Solvy were the same thing, Just different commerical names. Thanks for your help.
Solvy is not appropriate to support FSL. The needle causes small holes so the design will "punch out." Instead, use one or two layers of a fiberous washaway. This is the type that looks more like fabric than plastic wrap. Do continue to use a sharp needle. Also, prepare you hoops with some light weight shelf liner. The tutorial can be found at Criswell. I leave it on my hoops at all times--not just for FSL.
"Punch out" is exactly what it looked like. Do you have the commerical name for this fiberous washaway? I don't think I know what it is. I'm going to check out the link now. Thanks so very much for taking the time to respond. Stella
Mine is "Aqua Magic" by Inspira. If you are in the states, similar paroducts are carried by WalMart (maybe Wash B Gone) or JoAnn (Pelon Wash N Gone)
You are so helpful. I will buy some the next time I'm in town. Thanks so much I appreciate it! Stella
Thanks for the link. It really helped me!
OOO yes I have had this same prob with tee lights. I dont know if I hooped to tight, but when I could see it was starting to not join to the sides, I sliped loads of off cutts that i save under the hoop and on top, holding in place till it sewed around the new bitts , and ha ho it was ok .
This is the exact information that I needed. Thanks so much for answering! Stella