Mask up!

The foiled velvets may be my new favorites, but they are not my lungs’ favorites. Polyester velvets are great about throwing tiny, irritating fibers around, and I keep saying I’m going to get a valved N95 to use for them. This time I wore my everyday N95 (which is rapidly deteriorating, but no longer life-essential […]

Making good fabric choices

I went to point someone to the story of the galaxy velvet and… it’s not here on the blog? The picture of the car is in the media archives, but evidently I changed my mind on that post. Weird. Anyway, here is the story of how I came to be in possession of fabric that […]

The embroidery resizing problem

I got a question on Instagram: “Do you think Inkscape would be an option for a beginner to combine/resize/edit existing designs?” The short answer is “yes/maybe/yes,” but that “maybe” was too long for an Instagram comment so here’s a little more about it for people new to embroidery. If you already know about fill resizing, […]

Read the friendly manual

It is my inclination to impatiently head straight for the Let’s See Results stage of things, and so I have to admit I skimmed the instructions for the embroidery machine when I got it. Watch videos on how to use it? HA! Never. And so it is that I’ve had the thing for a year-and-change […]

Mochi color reference

In the course of organizing the work room, I uncovered my Shannon reference card and decided to build an equivalent for mochi (JoAnn’s “Pure Plush“) and compare the two fabrics color-wise. I don’t have a complete set yet, though now I have everything my local stores have had and a couple of others besides. There […]

Back to mochi

Yep, just a smidge more about this new fabric type. Earlier posts are here and here. I’ve been camping on the website, checking every day in hopes that the plain white has been restocked either online or locally. Someone requested a restock on 4″ white dragons, and all I have is foiled mochi. The gold […]