Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bargain

Bought some cleaning cloths (16 in pack) in Poundland that look like fine synthetic felt. So I thought I would give them a try.

I have used one as a backing to an embroidery and this appears to have been a success. As you can see I have also painted on one with fabric dye and I am quite please with the result. Obviously I do not think that they will retain their shape with washing but could be useful for those embroideries that are for decoration and not for everyday use.

3 comments:

MargaretR said...

That has worked out well. I also used those cleaning cloths to make a panel for Maggie Grey a few years ago and was quite pleased with the results, but I haven't tried to dye it with fabric dye. I must have a go. Thanks for sharing, I still have a sheet left. Just now I'm doing Transfer Painting. Maybe I'll try that.

kay susan said...

I used some of those cloths too. Here's what I did with mine:

http://smockery.blogspot.com/search/label/dishcloths

I haven't tried painting or dyeing on them yet (but I will now!). I did try burning them with a soldering iron and that wasn't a success!

They work out a lot cheaper than felt for the insides of the pentagon type boxes too.

debbie said...

I use them alot you can also put them through your printer to take an image.
Debbie