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Stoles made with serger and wash away

user-217315 | Posted in General Discussion on

I am looking for any help I might receive regarding an article in a threads magazine

pertaining to , Using a serger and wash away stabalizer to construct a lacy type stole.  The closest I can come to a guess is Issue # 111 (because that is the one

magazine that I am missing).  It is the old story of putting something in a Safe Place

for later , and then we forget where the safe place is.  I would appreciate any info

that might be available. 

Jean at the Briar Patch


  1. katina | | #1


    "Make Fabric from Scratch" in #123 - is this it? It's about making scarves on a serger using soluble stabilizer and thread.

    1. user-217315 | | #2

      Y E S  !   This is it...  I cannot thank you enough.   I had purchased the stabalizer and

      was just waiting for a chance to try it out,  Then I forgot  which issue it was in.

      Anyway,   Just know you have made my day with your response.

      Also this is my first attempt at communicating on line, and it has made a believer out of me



      1. katina | | #3

        Why Jean, I'm delighted to have helped! This site is absolutely fantastic - so much to learn from people who are so willing to share.

        Good luck with your stole.


      2. MaryinColorado | | #4

        Hi and welcome to this forum!  I have made scarves on the serger with solvy, I might have to backorder that issue as I seem to have missed it!  Thanks so much!  It is so fun to read these posts and find things we had forgotten about or new things to try!

        One tip I learned was to choose which stitch is the "top" and not flip the "fabric" as you make it.  This way it looks more like "crochet" or "knit" than if you keep flipping it.  The other way still looks cute, just different as you will see when you practice.  I think I used two layers of super solvy and perle crown rayon in the loopers, with 30 wt. Rayon in the needles. 

        You can also line this "fabric" for cute little purses. Also for pattern "parts" like the yoke of a shirtback or sleeves.   Hope you have lots of fun!  Mary

        1. katina | | #5

          Lining this new fabric is a super idea - it opens up all kinds of interesting uses. Thanks.


        2. user-217315 | | #6

          Mary!   Thanks,  That is another thing I did not know.... Solvy   I hope I can find it here in the stores in Canada. Or I might have to look on the internet.

          My first attempt  with a water soluble backing called " rinseAway" was a disaster

          and is in the garbage.   But the method was working.  which thrilled me , no end.

          I am so pleased with the response I have received , regarding my question. and the help,  It's nice to be a part of the "gatherings'


          1. MaryinColorado | | #7

            Check out http://www.sulky.com for info on thier stabilizers.  If memory serves, I used two layers of super solvy.  I have heard that the ultra solvy does not work as well for this but have not tried it yet.  The fabric stores sell it here or you can get it online most places.   I think I got the ultra solvy for threadpainting but cannot remember.  Mary

          2. user-217315 | | #8

            Thanks again Mary,  I will go hunting on the internet


          3. NewRenaissanceWoman | | #9

            If you have some fancy embroidery stitches on your sewing machine you may also want to try making your 'lace' fabric by stitching rows or even circles on the solvy (without cutting it into strips). I have also done this with small fabric circles (from scraps) by making 'lace' borders around them. After arranging them to your liking embroider them together to create fabric pieces or whatever. You could even do squares or triangles or even odd shaped pieces.

          4. MarshaK | | #10

            Hi Jean, here in Canada you can get any of the Sulky Ultra stabilizer from A Great Notion, it's a mail order company in B.C. Judi has a web-site as well as a paper catalog, toll free number is 1-800-309-2829 if you want to call and ask for one. Another mail order source is Joanne's Creative Notions in Ontario, they also have a web-site and printed catalog. I can't find my catalog right now so can't give you their toll free number. I think http://www.joannescreativenotions.com should get you to theier web-site. Hope this helps.


          5. user-217315 | | #11

            Thanks MarshaK,   I have purchased from A Great Notion in the past. Thanks for the info.If I can't fnd it locally ,  I will give them a look.  You gals have been just great.,thanks again   Jean at the Briar Patch



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