Wellington, New Zealand Craft And Quilt Fair Announced For August 31

The Craft And Quilt Fair will be held in Wellington, New Zealand, August 31-September 2 2017. It will feature demonstrations, exhibitors, seminars and hands-on learning workshops as well as a fabulous collection of quilts and textile arts.

For more information, visit http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Wellington/highlights/

Acro Washable Nonfusible Hair Canvas Offers Firm Control

Enhance the professional look of a suit, jacket, or coat with Acro, #87007, a woven hair canvas interfacing suitable for garment construction where crisp detail or firm control is desired. Offered by HTC Retail, this sew-in product is made of 54% polyester/ 27% hair/ 12% cotton/ 7% wool and comes in a natural color.

It can be washed or dry-cleaned and can be used with medium to heavyweight fabrics. It is ideal as a sew-in interfacing for the front of a men’s suit jacket or other fine tailored garment that requires a firm hold. It is not suggested for use with triacetate, seersucker, lace, or rainwear.

Seams can bulk up quickly with reinforced layers and the sew-in version allows you to trim from seam allowances as you go. It comes in a 23-inch width on a 25-yard bolt.

For more information, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; email: info@htc-retail.com.

Armo Weft Interfacing Designed For Fine Tailoring

When using an interfacing for a tailored garment, sometimes a softer look is desired. HTC Retail’s Armo Weft, #88001, is perfect for this need. This fusible medium-weight weft insertion interlining is a knit fabric with threads woven through it. It combines the stability of a woven with the drapeability of a knit. It is a softer alternative to hair canvas.

Offered in a 1.6-ounce weight, Armo Weft can be used for fusing the full or partial front of a garment, lapels, pockets, as well as an interlining for leather.  It is made of 60% polyester/40% rayon and comes in a 20-inch wide 25-yard bolt. It can be machine washed or dry-cleaned, and it comes in white and black.

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: email: info@htc-retail.com.

So Sheer Fusible Lightweight Interfacing Offers Stability

So Sheer Fusible, offered by HTC Retail, is designed for use as an interfacing or an underlining to give your garment stability and shape without stiffness.

So Sheer (#1350) is an excellent choice for lightweight and sheer fabrics including knits.

It is pliable enough to drape and roll while durable enough for buttonholes. It is especially suitable for use with jerseys and other stretch fabrics as it will float with the fabric without hindering movement.

It is a sheer fusible knit made of 100% polyester and is dry cleanable or washable. It comes in 20-inch x 30-yard bolts in black and white.

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid10.html or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: e-mail: info@htc-retail.com.

Advanced Embroidery Designs Offers Purse With Flower Embroidery Project

Advanced Embroidery Design has provided a project to make a cosmetic or jewelry purse with flower embroidery. A list of supplies and illustrated instructions show all that is needed to complete your own 8” x 10” purse.

HTC Sheer D’Light Light Weight 2102-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid17.html , is a lightweight fusible stabilizer that is made of polyester, which is ideal for light fabrics and can be machine washed and dried, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit https://www.advanced-embroidery-designs.com/projects2016/JewelryPurse.html

RinseAway Water-Soluble Stabilizer Dissolves In First Wash

RinseAway, which is offered by HTC Retail, is designed for open embroidery on light cottons and linens. When the embroidery is finished, the excess tears easily away from the stitches and the rest dissolves in water with the first wash.

The secret is in the construction. It is composed of some water soluble and some non-water soluble materials. Only some of the stabilizer dissolves leaving the nonsoluble fibers under the stitching to give the embroidery the support it needs to keep the design looking sharp and crisp throughout the life of the garment.

RinseAway is made using a wet-laid nonwoven process which ensures it is nondirectional and dense for maximum support. This type of stabilizer also makes it easier to achieve the tambourine skin tension level that is ideal for perfect registration and fine details.

To view on the website, go to http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid33.html

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: e-mail: info@htc-retail.com.

Embroidery Library Offers Video On Adding Embroidery To Candles

candle-embroidery

Kennie at Embroidery Library has provided a video showing how to add machine embroidery to candles. Starting with creating the embroidery on organza, and then adding it to the candle, this video will guide you through the process.

HTC Retail’s H2O Gone, 3150-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid32.html , is a water dissolvable stabilizer that only requires soaking in warm water to remove all remaining stabilizer pieces, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzMXGuMikCU&feature=youtu.be