Friday, December 11, 2009
What brands of batting have you tried? What are your favorites? Do you use the same brand over and over like I did afraid to try somthing new because you were unsure of the results? Have you tried a batting and had a bad experience? What went wrong? Please let me hear from you!
Posted by sewbeit at Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Scouring-The use of high temperatures and caustic agents to remove seed wastes, oils. lanolins and debris to prepare fibers for bleaching or dying.
Posted by sewbeit at Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Scrim- A very thin, sheer layer of polypropylene that is needle punched to one or both sides of a batting that helps to hold the fibers together and make it more stable. Generally makes it more difficult to hand needle.
Posted by sewbeit at Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Resin- A resin coating sprayed to one or both sides of carded/garnetted fibers, this coating is then dried and cured to form a bonded batting, generally referred to as bonding or bonded. This is used on a wide variety of fibers including polyester, cotton, wool, etc. This bonded batting resists bearding better than any other type of batting. There are many different types of fiber and resin combinations to give the desired “look” and”hand”. Combining processes, fibers and resins makes the resin bonded process the most versatile.
Posted by sewbeit at Monday, December 07, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
During the month of December we normally have a family get together for the annual orange harvest and OJ squeezin'! Everyone picks the tree in our backyard clean and we all squeeze gallons of fresh orange juice. We celebrate my daughters birthday on the 11th and we build & decorate our Christmas gingerbread house. Somehow we managed to do all those things this weekend. I kept my grandson last night for a sleepover and we made the gingerbread for the house. I made a big holiday breakfast this morning and called my daughter and her husband and said "Breakfast is ready!" They came over and we decorated the gingerbread house, picked oranges, juiced them and because Katrina & her husbands family will all be going away to Disney for her birthday we went ahead and did that too. I thought I would share some of our holiday with all of you. (You'll have to excuse my grandsons haircut he cut his own hair the day before Thankgiving and a buzz cut was the only option, it has actually grown quite a bit)