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Water soluble tissue

Ellabella

Water soluble tissue
« on: November 13, 2023, 23:44:44 PM »
On FB I’ve seen a video of someone drawing a design onto what looks like lightweight interfacing, putting it onto fabric and then embroidering the design. They then rinse away the ‘interfacing’.

This would be perfect for me to transfer a Japanese symbol onto a bag that I am sashiko stitching for a friend.

I’m not sure what I’m looking for, is it wash away stabiliser?

Bumblebuncher

Re: Water soluble tissue
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2023, 09:21:02 AM »
It is literally called washable transfer paper for embroidery!
I could post a link but there are many varieties to choose from and I can't remember which brand I used.
The problem was it did not wash off properly under the embroidery!
I always just draw straight onto the fabric with a pencil, 4b with light colours and a tailor's chalk with dark colours as that washes out much easier than the transfer paper did!
Although it could have just been the make I bought it was quite a few years ago and I just had to throw the whole lot (embroidery too) in the bin as it was just a congealed mess at the end.  If you buy it, try a sample first to ensure it does wash off properly.
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Water soluble tissue
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2023, 09:21:37 AM »
Yes, water soluble stabiliser - there are two types, one is like a plastic, and the other is more like interfacing, that'll be the one you want to draw on I think.  One brand name is "Solvy", but there are others.  I get a lot of my stabilisers from emboideredjust4u

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Water soluble tissue
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2023, 09:25:40 AM »
Here's the fabric type - linky

I've never had a problem with washing it away - I tend to just soak the bit I've embroidered in warm water for about 10 minutes and it's all gone.

KayK

Re: Water soluble tissue
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2023, 18:09:56 PM »
Similar to Solvy is 'Solufleece'- looks a bit like a lightweight JCloth, is sturdy enough to draw on (biro, not marker as the wet will dissolve it!) washes away well, and holds quite a decent amount of stitches!
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Bill

Re: Water soluble tissue
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2023, 17:45:54 PM »
How much do you.need @Ellabella ?
I have a roll of the stuff from when I had my embroidery machine and only use little bits for awkward sewing jobs. I'll happily send you some for a smile?
« Last Edit: November 17, 2023, 01:25:01 AM by Bill »
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Ellabella

Re: Water soluble tissue
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2023, 17:13:00 PM »
Oh Bill I’ve just seen this, how kind. I only need a piece about 25cm by 25cm.

Anything you need for a swapsie?

Bill

Re: Water soluble tissue
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2023, 23:34:11 PM »
No no @Ellabella
Pm me yer address and I'll send asap  :)
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Sara-S

Re: Water soluble tissue
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2023, 11:24:25 AM »
@Bill how good of you to pass it along!  I’ve used Solvy myself.  The type I use can go through an inkjet printer or allow me to draw on it with fabric marker. It has a peel & stick backing to put it on the fabric.

It washes away quite well.
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