May 26, 2010
TEXTURE MAGIC INSPIRATION
One of Daphne’s most exciting free pillowcase classes was the one using Texture Magic.
Texture Magic looks like lining fabric .
First you stitch the Texture Magic to the back of your cloth. Parallel stitches work fine.
Next you steam-activate to shrink the fabric .
Be careful not to touch the Texture Magic with the hot sole plate of the iron. Heat won’t ruin the Texture Magic or melt it or make it stick to your iron. It will, however, make the Texture Magic stiff.
If you use steam, the Texture Magic stays very soft and supple.
The Texture Magic will shrink approximately 30%,
( Superior Threads provides a great conversion chart to figure the 30% extra for you )
and create a beautiful textured effect.
After shrinking, the result is permanent and the nylon acts like a stabilizer.
You can sew this new “fabric” into your project.
You may stitch with no batting or add a batting layer .
I personally love Hobbs Tuscany wool batting with Texture Magic,
as it gives incredible definition and dimension.
Cross-hatch stitching creates a beautiful smocked look for a christening dress.
For a simple start , use a traditional oriental print with easy stitching lines to follow .
Or random stitching
to create fabric for an applique accent on your favourite little person’s on a pocket , or
as a feature fabric for your self on a bag of painted and fused fabric like Finishing Lines
Combine some stippling and simple stitches around big shapes.
as you play to create
or embellish a traditional flower basket .
and some of these these VERY CUTE CUP CAKES
There are a growing lines of patterns available,
my favourites include the
a very elegant textures tote,
and Bubbly Babies- a real peach.
Watch here and the Satin Moon class page and brochure for texture magic demos and classes in the fall!