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How to make a Flossing Sampler

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catincostume  
  Thank you, Cathy, this is really something I wish to learn so that I can decorate my next corset with flossing. All necessary steps for a sampler are clearly described- I'm eager to really find some extra time to do the preparations and I'm curious to begin... (the corsst will be part of a musical-costuming-project, so everything has to be done correctly...  
 
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cathyhay  
  That's great news, I'm glad this is going to be useful for you!  
 
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aprix13  
  I love the idea of smaller projects to sharpen corsetry and sewing skills! It is nice to still be able to engage with the community, even if I can't finish a corset right now.  
 
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cathyhay  
  That's fantastic to hear, that's exactly my intention. I hope you share your sampler with the group!  
 
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spinderella  
  Seems like the file isn't working. My partner who's a website designer tried to download it and play it on my mac with VLC programe, but we got an error message. Sorry to bother you but I was really looking forward to starting my own sampler as I'm getting a bit bored of my V's & X's! Kind regards

Fiona Ambrose
 
 
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cathyhay  
  Gah! So sorry for the tech challenges, Fiona! I've emailed you...  
 
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cathyhay  
  Gah! So sorry for the tech challenges, Fiona! Fixed now...  
 
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allyshake  
  When I did my Cert in Applied Fashion Technology sewing with silk could be very difficult because of its slippery nature. It is hard to avoid puckering along a seam as well. I think paying close attention to stitch length and foot pressure, (often never altered, but should be when sewing different thicknesses and types of fabrics) is something you want to get right before sewing your actual garment. Basting, whilst time consuming will help hold your fabric in the right place too and give you more accurate seams as apposed to pins which can leave holes in your expensive silks. A cheap alternative with 'like' properties for a sampler would be acetate, a common mens suit lining fabric which wicks and unlike polyester actually breathes. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulose_acetate Whilst silk is onsidered a luxury item, the more common acetate is can be the superior fabric due to its high wrinkle resistance, low static cling, and superior wicking and moisture absorption.  
 
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roses  
  I'm getting a file not found for the transcript for the second video.  
 
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cathyhay  
  Sorry about that, fixed now!  
 
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cahueful  
  This is a great idea. I'm ready to give it a try! What needle do you recommend for flossing?  
 
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cathyhay  
  Glad you like it! I was using a no.7 Embroidery needle, which worked for me because it was sturdy enough to leave a hole when I wanted to mark from the right side where to leave the next stitch when coming through from the back. Your mileage may vary!  
 
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cahueful  
  Thanks!!  
 
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CrikeyAphrodite  
  The Savoy satin is two thirds cotton to one third silk, just in case anyone has any fibre preferences. It is lovely stuff.  
 
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duncan  
  Thank you for the step by step process. It is exactly what I need. Will you please show your eyelette press and how you work it also. I just got a quick glimpse in your first video. And share your source please. Thank you. I read in one review on line that a lady's eyelette maker broke. I want to purchase a sturdy one and willing to pay the extra for a sturdy one. A foot pedal one is way out of my budget. But a good hand press is doable. Thank you.  
 
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cathyhay  
  Hi Duncan, thank you for your comment! My eyelet press is fairly new, and I love it. It came from DTP Supplies in the north of England. Hmm, an eyelet tutorial would be a great idea, watch this space!  
 
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clothsprogs  
  Very interesting and instructive - You have good camera-presence and presentation style.

Teddy
 
 
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cathyhay  
  Thank you very much Teddy, I'm glad you found it helpful!  
 
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