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tracing “paper”

Marionc032 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Many years ago I bought some tracing paper that was not paper at all. It was more like an unwoven cloth impregnated with that purple ink that fades after 24 hours or so, or can be removed with a damp cloth. It feels slightly damp to the touch. I’ve had this stuff for almost 25 years and with careful storing I’ve managed to keep it going all this time. I like it much better than the traditional tracing paper and I’ve been on the lookout for it for quite a while now, but so far have had no luck. Of course I don’t have the original packaging anymore, so I don’t know what its called or who makes it. Has anyone out there ever seen or heard of this stuff?

If I can’t replace this cloth tracing material, does anyone have any preferences in tracing paper that they could recommend or are they all pretty much the same?

Marion

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  1. mygaley | | #1

    What a champ you are! 25 years with the same package of product.  I rememer this product and even purchased some (after I had to embellish a jacket with paint to cover tracing paper marks) but I found it smeary and messy and never used it but once.  Considering the way my sewing closet looks, it could still be around; I'll look for it when I have time this afternoon.  As I recall, the big selling point of this product was the air-soluble ink: you might ask the people who make the pens, or even use this discription to find it online.  The main purpose of this reply is to say don't give up!  Mygaley.

    1. Marionc032 | | #2

      I found it!! Thanks so much for your reply. That was an excellent tip to look for the manufacturers of the purple pens...Dritz. Turns out they still make the stuff--its called Mark B Gone. One reason I like it is because you can mark on both fabric pieces at the same time, but especially because the marks will disappear. I don't recall that it was messy to use, even new, but I imagine that if you let it dry out a little, it would solve that problem.Anyway, thanks again!Marion

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