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Fairy Lights

ThreadKoe | Posted in Quilting and Home Decor on

Mary, I am not sure if this is the right heading, but you were concerned about burning candles in your Studio.  You were wanting some lights for ambiance.  I found this on the Elna site.  Thought they would solve the problem.  http://elna.com/en-ca/sewingideas.php?sewingidea=52 


  1. starzoe | | #1

    Hate to rain on your parade, but even fairy lights give off heat and I would think twice about wrapping them in paper and fabric. I am assuming that these are the ones that are plugged into an electric source.

    1. Gloriasews | | #2

      The regular Christmas minilights look nice in hotels when they're wrapped loosely in sheer fabric or a fine net.  I wonder how hot those become, as surely the fabric would touch the lights somewhere along the string, you'd think, eh?


      1. MaryinColorado | | #8

        I'm hoping to find some this week end!  Mary

        1. Gloriasews | | #10

          Good luck on your search.  We can't wait to see the results of your new curtains & lights.  They will definitely raise your spirits through the winter.


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      ThreadKoe | | #4

      I was thinking the template stuff in the instructions was the light plastic that quilt templates were made of, that could be seen through.  I have wrapped the mini lights loosely in tulle and craft netting and organza for years (for weddings, and craftshow and window displays) with no heating problems.  I truly appreciate your concern tho.  I would not have used them if there was any chance of a fire problem at all.  One of my greatest fears is fire, having watched fires burn down both barns and homes in my neighbourhood.  The template plastic would keep the fabric well away from the light bulb and there is plenty of room for heat dispersal.

      The great thing about these tiny lights is that there is little or no heat.  Unlike the old bulbs.  You can actually touch the bulbs with your bare fingers, and they are barely warm.  You have to make sure they are INDOOR lights.  Outdoor lights are hotter. 

      The new LED lights would look just as Fab.  And no heat.   Cathy

      1. MaryinColorado | | #5

        Thanks so much for the great suggestions!  It helps to know that you have done this in the past with success too!  I've been busy doing necessary things: super cleaning the bathroom, walking the dogs, a bit of cooking and baking, etc. so haven't worked on the studio lately. 

        I did manage to finish a UFO, will try to take pics.  An embroidered snowy owl in flight on the back of a denim winter coat with a little one on the front just standing there.  I embroidered them onto ultrasuede first so they look like a patch. 

        Have a fun week end!  Hope it's nice and warm so you can get out on the bikes!  Mary

    3. MaryinColorado | | #7

      I'll be super careful, thanks for your concern!  Mary

  2. damascusannie | | #3

    Rope lights--the little LEDs in the plastic tubing. You should be able to find them easily now that the Christmas stuff is out in all the stores.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #9

      That's a great idea too!  With all you gals help, I should be able to find just the right things to create my little fantasy studio!  I brought in my cast iron frog prince from the lavendar garden so he can sit on the windowsill with his little fairy friend too.  This is cheering me up already!  I'm sure it will really help keep away the winter blues!  Mary

  3. MaryinColorado | | #6

    those look really cool!  I saved the pdf. instructions, thank YOU!!!  I'm also going to look into those party lights and patio lights that have covers on them too.  I think some of them might be safe.  I wouldn't leave them on when I'm not in the room anyway.  They look so cheerful, just what I need during the winter months to keep my spirits up!  Mary

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