on a snowy day.
Regarding the limp linen issue, Paula was kind enough to email with a product she uses and I found it online. Magic Extra Crisp Sizing Fabric Finish. I will be looking for it locally but until then tried the Magic I had in the cupboard.
Mom always wanted her doilies and dresser scarves starched so I've got three old cans from various companies. I followed the directions to allow the spray to enter the fabric by running my hand over the sprayed linen to make sure it penetrated.
Here's the difference in WDW 32 count Tin Roof. One sprayed, one not. This was sprayed twice and you can see the extra body just by the way it lays. But I will still get what Paula recommended and try the sizing, different from starch. Definitely made the linen stiffer, the weave more stable. But what about creasing while stitching in hand or a hoop's mark? Doesn't starched fabric wrinkle easily and stay that way? This could be one solution to limp linen, will let you know the result of using the sizing. There's still hope for all my small pieces of WDW gorgeous colors.
While I was putting away recent purchases I happened to see my ginghams in 28 and compared to the 32 Tin Roof (both WDW), they not only look the same count, but the 32 looks looser. I guess this is why it's so difficult trying to determine count in unmarked stash. I would have had these two reversed.
Hope you're having a good day. Thanks for the box purchases. I may try to get a few more hearts this weekend.
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