Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Recommended Shibori Thread

I'm always looking around for great tools of the craft.  I discovered this thread is great for shibori. It is waxed, so it doesn't slide around on the fabric or your pole. It is super strong and can be pulled very hard without stretching. I usually wear a fleece glove when I am pulling very hard or I end up with rope burns/cuts! And it comes in different diameters. And, best of all, it is made in Maine!

I've used both the .035" diameter and the .050" diameter and they both work well, but the .050 will give you better markings on thicker fabric.

I've learned to stay away from colored cord -- sometimes the color can bleed on your project and ruin it.

Here's the link to this product on their website:

Maine Thread Waxed Cord

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's 20% off time!

The nights are getting cooler and soon it will be time to get out some crocheting and yarn to work on some scarves.

In both spring and fall, I think about making way for new things. I always like to clean out the garage in the fall and recycle items I don't use anymore to neighbors and friends.

In that spirit, I've put a number of items in my store on sale -- 20% off minimum.  I'm rethinking some of my product lines and some won't be coming back. 

Click Here to See Sale Items

So stock up now and get ready to make a cozy quilt, throw pillow, purse...whatever. If you start now, if you're like me, you'll actually have a nice gift to give over the holidays!