Madeira USA Offers Tips On Comparing Embroidery Thread

Alice Wolf of Madeira USA has written a tip on how to compare rayon and polyester embroidery thread. The inherent differences between the two types of embroidery thread are shown, allowing embroiderers to make the best choice depending on their project.

For more information, visit https://printwearmag.com/features/tips-comparing-good-quality-embroidery-threads?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170424%20PW%20eNews%20(1)&utm_content=&spMailingID=17064828&spUserID=MTczMzAzODY0NjI4S0&spJobID=1001806228&spReportId=MTAwMTgwNjIyOAS2

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/

Sew Sarah Smith Announces 2017 Summer Challenge

Sarah Smith has announced its summer challenge for 2017, #sewtogetherforsummer, the Summer of the Shirtdress. Open to sewers at all levels; anyone who makes a shirtdress between March 15th and June 21st 2017 and posts it on Instagram with hashtag #sewtogetherforsummer will be eligible. Sixteen winners will be selected at random to receive a gift from one of the sponsors.

HTC Fusi-Form Lightweight 1140-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html , is a fusible non-woven interfacing that is made for sewing light and medium-weight knits and woven fabrics and can be machine washed and dried, making it perfect for collars and facings on a project like this.

For more information, visit https://sewsarahsmith.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/sewtogetherforsummer-2017-its-the-summer-of-the-shirtdress/

The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Announces Raleigh, North Carolina Show July 2017

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The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo has announced its Raleigh, N.C. show has been scheduled for July 20-27, 2017. It will feature classes, runway fashion shows and stage presentations, a display gallery featuring the latest from top textile artists, make-it-and-take-it projects and plenty of prizes.This event will have plenty of quilt and sewing fun for everyone.

For more information, visit http://www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Raleigh,NC.aspx

HTC Retail Offers Cloud Cover Stitch

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Cover up those itchy, scratchy feeling stitches with Cloud Cover Stitch, offered by HTC Retail, which is specifically designed to be used on the backside of embroidered designs.

Cloud Cover Stitch is a lightweight fusible material that is designed to be used in conjunction with a stabilizer when embroidering. It’s ideal for use on a wide range of delicate fabrics such as silk, satin, lame, and chamois to give the fabric more body while not altering its appearance or drape. It also prevents unraveling and shredding so your embroidered design holds up better to everyday wear and tear.

Use Cloud Cover Stitch for baby clothes, golf shirts, or any type of women’s fashion wear. It has a unique multidirectional stretch, and it bonds at a moderate temperature so you do not have to worry about scorching or burning of delicate fabrics.

Cloud Cover Stitch is offered in white and black in 20-inch x 25 yard rolls.

HTC Retail Division is a full line supplier of materials for stabilizing embroidery, interlinings for sewing, and a variety of craft materials. It sells through a national network of home sewing and embroidery dealers.

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

Sewing & Stitchery Expo Announced for March 2017

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The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has been announced for March 2-5, 2017 in Puyallup, Washington at the Washington State Fair Event Center. This show features a large vendor floor, hands-on classes, free demos, over 100 daily seminars and 6 different free style shows every day.

For more information, visit http://www.sewexpo.com/about-expo.htm

HTC Retail Offers Sheer D’Light Featherweight Fusible Interfacing

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Sheer D’Light Featherweight interfacing, available from HTC Retail, is a fusible interfacing that provides gentle support and draping with a soft hand for sheer to lightweight knits and woven fabrics.

Made of 100 percent polyester and thermo bonded, it works well for tailoring and backing, as well as for stabilizing edge finishes and stopping fraying on very lightweight fabrics. It also can be used to create neat, strong, non-rolling hems on batiste, chiffon, silk, and other delicate materials by fusing narrow strips to fabric edges. It is washable and dry cleanable.

Sheer D’Light is nonwoven with a crosswise stretch and can be machine washed and dried. It is pretreated with the same method as the fabric being used. Available in white and charcoal, Sheer D’Light comes in 20-inch by 35-yard rolls.

To learn more, go to http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid15.html.

 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.