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STITCH-IT WASH-IT YOU'RE DONE!
A water soluble fabric that dissolves when placed in water.
This pack contains a piece of dissolvable Washaway fabric 150 x 180cm. A great size for plenty of projects.
Freestanding Lace. Washaway is the prefered stabilizer to use for freestanding lace designs. You often only need a single layer to embroider a freestanding lace design or flower. Any design used for freestanding lace needs to be digitized specially so it will not fall apart when you rinse the Washaway away.
Making Lace with Fabrics. Press or hoop tulle or organza between two layers of Washaway, then embroider your lace design and wash away fabric and you will be left with delicate embroidered lace.
Heirloom Work. Use Washaway fabric when doing heirloom work with repeat rows of stitching as the stabilizer can be easily rinsed away. No more picking bits of stabilizer from behind the stitching.
Towels. Place Solvy on top of piled fabrics such as towels, polar fleece etc. when embroidering on them. The embroidery design stays above the pile of the fabric, and doesnt get caught up in the pile. The Washaway fabric can then be easily washed away at the end.
Delicate Fabrics. It can be used under delicate fabrics which could be damaged by tearaway stabilzier. Or where a soft result is wanted.
Make your own Fabric Stiffener. All scraps of Washaway can be kept and dissolved in water to make a paint on, or spray on fabric stiffener for delicate fabrics. Can be used to stiffen organza and lighter weaves of silk to give it a bit more stability when handling. For heirloom work tucks are much easier to do if the fabric is stiffened first. When used like this it washes out really easily and will not damage the fabric or stitching. It does not mark with an iron like some plastic products will do.
Badges and Patches. Use it for making badges or labels so that you do not have to worry about trimming the excess stabilizer from the edges. The badges can just be trimmed close to the stiching and then wiped with a wet cloth. This effectively seals the edges.
Cutwork and Applique. It is ideal for applique and cutwork as there are no traces of stabilizer to remove from the small sections of open work. Use Washaway as a backing for cutwork or when you want all traces of the backing to wash out.
Off-the-Edge Sewing. Washaway creates a stable surface when when stiching off the edge of a fabric for a lace trim etc.
Thread Painting. Threadpainting is a form of free machine embroidery where the design is ‘painted’ onto the fabric using various blendable and natural color threads. Washaway is a great base for this.