How to make fabric with the threads and scraps from an Orts Jar stash, using water soluble stabilizer.  The word, "orts" used to popular only in crossword puzzles, but now stitchers of all sorts are keeping pretty jars filled with threads, selvages and other scraps.

How to make fabric with the threads and scraps from an Orts Jar stash, using water soluble stabilizer. The word, "orts" used to popular only in crossword puzzles, but now stitchers of all sorts are keeping pretty jars filled with threads, selvages and other scraps.

Water soluble fabric behind voile and the stitching dripping off the edge, with a few added beads.

Water soluble fabric behind voile and the stitching dripping off the edge, with a few added beads.

Make your own textiles using water soluble fabric (tip...use the hospital bags they wash their linen in...they dissolve in the same way and are very, very inexpensive)

Make your own textiles using water soluble fabric (tip...use the hospital bags they wash their linen in...they dissolve in the same way and are very, very inexpensive)

Learn how water-soluble stabilizers help you get the best results from machine embroidery.

The Benefits of Water-Soluble Stabilizers for Lacy Machine Embroidery

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This portrait is made of threads, or with other words, it is freestitch embroidery sewn on water soluble fabric, who therefore disappears in water and leaves you with only the threads.   This piece Is sold as a print and as artcard. Read more this and watch a work video I made - all on my website.  Hope you like it MAD ;-)…

Threads in the street #3

This portrait is made of threads, or with other words, it is freestitch embroidery sewn on water soluble fabric, who therefore disappears in water and leaves you with only the threads. This piece Is sold as a print and as artcard. Read more this and watch a work video I made - all on my website. Hope you like it MAD ;-)…

picture tutorial: make new fabric using your fabric savings & wee bits of offcuts that are too small to be useful (you can also cut up wee bits of fluffy wool, ribbon, sparkly threads etc.) and soluble fabric

picture tutorial: make new fabric using your fabric savings & wee bits of offcuts that are too small to be useful (you can also cut up wee bits of fluffy wool, ribbon, sparkly threads etc.) and soluble fabric

Textiles surface design with water soluble fabric - delicate colours, textures & pattern detail; fiber art // Annette Herrington

Textiles surface design with water soluble fabric - delicate colours, textures & pattern detail; fiber art // Annette Herrington

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