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Roving Sampler Clearance Sale
All roving sampler packages are on sale at 35%
off the retail price. This is a great time to stock up for the fall
and winter projects. Also, Linda Hall uses roving for some projects in
her book, so if you are looking to make projects in her book, you will need
some roving to work with. Here is the link:
Roving Sampler Clearance Sale
Free Tutorial and Information
Do you have a new machine and just can't figure out how to get started?
Are you breaking more needles than you would like? Are you confused
about what needle size and shape would be best for your project? Do you
just want to know what "roving" is?
For information on these topics and for a
downloadable tutorial on how to make flat felt from roving using your needle
felting machine, you should check out our Free Tutorial and Info Pages.
There are new pages on Using Angelina, Needle Felting
with Children and More on How to Avoid Needle Breakage.
Save You Money
while allowing you to buy a wider assortment of colors!!
Are you tired of having to buy 144 crystals in each color that you
want or having to pay outrageous prices for smaller quantities? So was
I. That is why I have started to offer SAMPLER packages of crystals
that allow you to buy as few as 18 crystals in each color while still
getting the price per crystal you would get if you bought 144.
NOW, 16 new
additional colors in SS16!!
You can save as much as 25% off the price of genuine Swarovski
Crystals by purchasing the Crystal Samplers.
Just added!! Crystals in Stone
You can start shopping for crystals by clicking here.
Have you seen the new book by Linda Hall called the Art of
Machine Needle Felting. If not, you don't know what you are missing. Click here to check the book and my review.
NEW Tutorial for Dyeing Silk
As I have been reading on the yahoo group, many of you
have started to move on to dyeing your own silk roving or other
products. I have gotten a number of calls about how I dye the silk
that I sell on the website. So, I decided to take the time to write
out the method that I use to dye my silk roving. I am often told that
I seem to be able to get more vibrant colors than other some sellers.
Part of that lies in the method and the other part of it lies in the
silk. I only use Cultivated A1 Silk Roving. It is the whitest
roving that you can get that is not bleached. If you use a Tussah Silk
roving (basically a wild silk), it tends to be honey colored which will
changed the color of your finished product. You can also purchased
Bleached Tussah Silk roving. It, too, is a white roving, but it does
not take and hold the vibrant colors that you can get with an unbleached
silk. (P.S. Never use clorine bleach on silk because the silk may
dissolve.) For more info on the method that I use, click here.
For undyed silk at new lower prices, click here.
Iron Shoes Available Again
If you have never ironed with an Iron Shoe, you do not know how easy
ironing can be. I don't know how I ever got along without one.
No more scorched cloth, fusibles making your iron a sticky mess, or problems
with fancy fabrics like silks and fabrics with nap. I love mine and bet
you will love one, too. For more info on the Iron Shoe, click here.
Now Accepting Applications for
Clover has come out with two really nice needle holders
for felting needles. The older style holds 5 needles. The newer
style holds 1 to 3 needles and looks like a pen. Both are easy to hold
and don't tire your hands and wrists. I really love the new pen
But, if you have a machine, why do you need a hand
needle felting tool. Have you ever laid out a project and when you
take it to the machine, all of the piece shift on you? The pen style
tool may be the answer to that problem. Try laying out your project on
a piece of 2 inch thick foam rubber. You can buy this at most fabric
and upholstery stores. I have a piece that is 12" by
18". I lay out my design on the foam and then use the pen tool
with the 3 needles to baste everything in place. If I am working with
a large project that is all made of roving, then I lay a piece of Vilene
between the foam and the roving. The Vilene helps when you separate a
large piece from the foam.
This is a great way to layout landscapes, seascapes and
the like without having to worry about everything shifting on you. I
particularly like to use this method when I am adding small pieces that I
want to stay in a particular place. Just a couple of punches with the
pen style tool and it is going to stay right where you want it when you go
to use your machine.
Info regarding Replacement Needle
Holder for Janome XPressions
I have just tested all of the needles that we carry and
they DO WORK with the Janome XPression (FM-725) if you have the new needle
holder that takes individual needles. This new needle holder kit is
available from your Janome Dealer. Tell the dealer that you want Part
Number 725822004 Changeable 5-Needle Unit. It is listed under the
accessories for the FM-725 on the Janome website if your dealer has a
question about it. If your dealer cannot get it for you or if you do
not have a dealer nearby, check the Links section in the left column for
Ashby's Sewing Center, a Janome dealer who will ship this part to you.
Once you have the new changeable needle holder, SAVE MONEY by buying your
replacement needles from us. To help you decide on the needles that
will work best with your projects, we have just posted a paper with guidance on which
needle to use with which fiber or fabric. Check it out by clicking here.
To BUY the needles, click here.