Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday Tips: chalk


Having trouble marking on a slinky, slippery, dark-colored knit? While working on my Little Black Dress last week, I tried both of my fabric pens, wax chalk, soap slivers, and nothing worked. Every time I tried to mark, the fabric would wiggle away from me. What worked?


Plain ole chalk. I tested a mark on a scrap and found I could easily brush it away when done. For a precise line, use the edge of end of the chalk. Thank goodness I didn't have much marking to do, because my fabric was very temperamental! Try chalk next time you're dealing with one of those pesky knits!

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