Embroidering on mochi

I had someone ask how well mochi took embroidery and had to admit that I had only done the dragon wings. Now I can say with more authority: it works fine. I had bought a whole bunch of flesh tones and decided I ought to actually sew some human-ish dolls. This is “Light Orange”, which […]

Mochi color reference, Shenzhen edition

I know doing this for Pure Plush basically caused it to be discontinued, but hopefully that won’t happen here. My mochi/squish fabric arrived, and I took pictures of it with the Shannon Cuddle 3 reference card, and I listed the excess on Etsy – so if you want a fat quarter or half yard, faster […]

Bales of mochi

Three of the four packages of mochi arrived! Naturally, it happened while I’m thoroughly booked making sparkly dragons, so I don’t plan on making more mochi dragons for another couple of weeks unless someone requests them – but once I get comparison pictures made with the Shannon color reference I’ll put fat quarters in the […]

Still more mochi

Naturally, after all my articles about mochi, JoAnn has essentially stopped carrying Pure Plush. I’ve never been able to get plain white, and the colors they did carry were a bit weird (my color sheet is here), so I broke down and ordered some direct from Shenzhen. I got plain white and an arbitrary brown […]

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 […]

Recovery mode

The last big drop of new shop items for the year has happened, with this motley crew of mochi dragons. I have a couple of minky colors to restock in my giant stack of almost-finished dragons, and I’ll try to honor any special requests (such as non-baby mochi dragons). Plus I have two velvet dragons […]

Mastering mochi, round 2

I’ve spent a little more time working with the Pure Plush, a/k/a mochi, from JoAnn, and I have some more thoughts. It’s 94% polyester, 6% spandex. That may not seem like a lot of spandex, but it’s all in the backing (I assume?) so the stretch is the same as a higher percent in a […]

Mastering mochi

Mochi, a kind of minky fleece that is extremely short-pile and that, inexplicably, includes spandex so it’s absurdly stretchy, is the new hotness in some circles. I got some by accident, hated trying to align it while sewing, and decided I hated it. But then I started seeing new, irresistible patterns, and there is something […]