May 3, 2010

Embroidery Supplies - - - aquasol or water soluable plastic

My stitching life just wouldn't be the same without it. It's a "must have" for the stitching kit.

I always buy my "magic disolving stuff" from Bustle & Bows in Melbourne. They know what I mean when I ask for that but you might want to call it Aquasol or water soluble plastic if you're asking for it in store.

Do you use this product or maybe you have some other favourite for embroidery on dark fabric? Do share.

This is not only useful for embroidery but I imagine many other crafty pursuits. I saw a similar product used to create a super fluffy critter on a blanket recently.


  1. Wow, that's pretty incredible stuff! I can honestly say that I don't think I've ever seen that before, but now I'll be on a mission to find it. When I've done embroidery on dark fabric, I've had to use a white pencil to draw on the design and embroider over it, which is a little difficult as it's held in your hands the entire time you're working on it, thus the design is rubbed off constantly, and you have to touch up the sketch lines quite often. This soluble fabric looks amazing... I must find some! Thanks for introducing me to something new!

  2. Thanks for the very clear and informative toot... Do you know if this item is avalible in the US? I would love to use it on some jeans that my daughter wants to embroider. I seems that it would work much better than the chalk method we are trying to use right now.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I have never tried this product before ... I usually just avoid dark fabrics, LOL!

  4. I buy the grey quilting transfer paper , and it shows up white on dark fabrics. Then I use my trusty transfer tool (sublime stitching) and walaa , on my fabric. Cool stuff though that you have, I have never heard of that before.

  5. can't live without it! i used it once and i was hooked.
    Skulky or fiorino are my favorite brands here in the US.

  6. Wow, this looks so easy. I like really tight stitches, and I'm wondering if the missing film will allow give on the thread. Guess I won't know 'til I try it. Thanks!

  7. @ Mom Walds- The film is super thin, I like tight stitches too and have never noticed a problem with. You just want to make sure that stabilizer is flush with the fabric, so there is no bunching up that might distort stitches. and just stitch like you normally would.

    Sometimes if its a larger design I use a running stitch (that gets taken out later) to secure the whole thing. That way there is no shifting if i have to move the hoop. And it helps keep it nice and tight against the fabric.

    Whoops, I just realized in my first comment it should be Sulky not Skulky :)

  8. I need this product! Where can I buy it online? Thanks!