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From: MaryW
Date: 05-08-2007, 09:09 AM (1 of 2)
Sewing Tip Newsletter
Editor: Mary Wilkins
Creating With Needle & Thread

Good morning everyone, it is nice to be back with everybody. It is supposed to be a beautiful, warm day here in Halifax. I really hope so, we have had some very frosty mornings here lately.

Today my sewing tip is really a couple of sewing definitions.

When you hear someone talking about the "drape" of a fabric, what they are referring to is how it hangs or falls from a bolt, dressform or the human body.

When someone refers to the "hand" of a fabric they speak of the actual feel and texture of a fabric.

Comments are more than welcome.

Until tomorrow, happy sewing everyone.:bluewink:
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: MartySews2
Date: 05-09-2007, 12:00 AM (2 of 2)
There's a great article in the newest Threads magazine on understanding the "hand of the fabric" in case anyone is interested.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
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