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Topic: Coming undone...
Message: Posted by: Bizzaro (Sep 24, 2002 02:39PM)
My sanity at least. So how about this one? Let's say you have to cut a silk for some reason or another and your sewing skills are lax, so to keep it from fraying, how would you finish the edges? (Such as what do they use to keep the holes nice and shiny on the knots of silks?)
Message: Posted by: Payne (Sep 24, 2002 04:07PM)
Learn to sew, its not as hard as it looks and any type of "sealer" for seams is going to severely hinder the silk's compressability and will catch on the edges of your production device.
Message: Posted by: Bizzaro (Sep 25, 2002 12:02AM)
Well technically I am not using a production device. That's why I ask.
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Sep 25, 2002 02:33AM)
Actually a product called Frey Check could work wonders for you. Try it on the silk first, it may leave the material in a discolored (wet looking) condition.
Message: Posted by: Megatherion (Sep 26, 2002 09:16AM)
Hi,

Several years ago Daryl recommended hair spray. It is supposed to prevent fraying, I hope it does.

Yours faithfully

:devilish: Dan Kirsch :devilish:
Message: Posted by: Margarette (Sep 26, 2002 05:47PM)
One thing that might work is something called liquid stitch. You won't need a lot. If it leaves the material too stiff, just wash it several times and it should loosen up. I use this stuff all the time for times when I just don't want to drag out the sewing machine..well, actually it's more like move the junk out from in front of the sewing machine. This stuff is available in fabric stores, craft stores, and fabric/craft sections of your local Wal-Mart.

Margarette
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Sep 28, 2002 12:00AM)
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On 2002-09-25 03:33, Tom Cutts wrote:
Actually a product called Frey Check could work wonders for you. Try it on the silk first, it may leave the material in a discolored (wet looking) condition.
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The stuff is really just white glue. At least the stuff that I got is. It's easy to apply to the very edges of the cut, using a Q-tip, although it's time consuming.
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Sep 29, 2002 06:24AM)
Bizarro: I have used the Frey Check several times and it works just fine. If you are talking about making some fancy cut, or want a silk in a certain size or shape, you may want to contact Peter White at P&A silks. He will do custom work for you. Depends on how perfect you want the silk to look.

Dave
Message: Posted by: Michael_MacDonald (Oct 3, 2002 02:20AM)
use a serger