Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Color-Batting generally comes in natural-off white (un-bleached), White (bleached) and black. Although there is a new “green/eco-friendly” batting that is made from recycled bottles and it is green in color as well.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Earliest Batting Company Union Wadding Pawtucket, RI

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Alpaca- A member of the camelidae (camels and llamas) family this fur bearing animal who is native to the mountainous regions of South America are now being raised commercially in the US and Australia. Its silky fleece is as soft as cashmere and comes in over 20 natural colors. Alpaca fleece contains no lanolin and requires much less scouring than wool.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wow Alpaca Blends needle like butter!

Alpaca Samples are done! Slight bearding on the wool/alpaca blend.

The Alpaca samples arrived- WooHoo!!

I have my thimble on my finger & I'm off to stitch!

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Carding/ Carded-The process of combing fibers between two cards to cleanse and untangle them and prepare them for spinning. This process can also be called garnetting.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Bunching/shifting- When batting fibers bunch up and or shift inside the quilting lines, it will appear as clumps of fibers in the corners of a quilted area.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Watching for delivery

I am awaiting delivery of more batting to make more samples.I sent another letter and e-mail to one of the manufactuers that I have contacted 3 x's. The Alpaca samples should arrive this week and the ones from Warm. I'll keep you posted!

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Bonding/Bonded- A process that uses sprayed on binders and/or resins or uses heat (thermal bonding) or needle punching, to treat/bond batting fibers to prevent bearding (migrating), and allows the batting to remain in one smooth sheet this helps prevents tearing and stretching as it is unrolled and spread

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Bleaching-A process used to remove the natural pigment from a fiber. The chemicals used also help disintegrate cotton seed and boll husk waste that is left behind after the fiber has been processed through ginning, carding and/or scouring. The process uses chemicals such as sodium hydroxide or hydrogen peroxide.