Friday, January 2

What you need to know about velvet

I was so surprised when the doorbell went at 9:00 a.m. I wasn't expecting anyone, least of all the postal service! I was even more surprised when I saw this parcel on my doorstep that was taller than I was. It could only be the velvet fabric I had ordered two weeks earlier. Yippee. The velvet I ordered is a rich, dark chocolate brown...Cindy, the grass can be greener, you'll love this one! It was on sale, so I ordered quite a lot of it. The company I ordered it from did the right thing by rolling the fabric onto a cardboard tube with the right side facing in. This is really important for velvet, because if it had been folded up like cotton, you'd have a really difficult time getting the creases out. You cannot iron velvet. It has to be professionally steamed to remove the creases. So keep this in mind if you have some velvet fabric and need to store it over a longer time.Don't fold it!

15 comments:

  1. Duni!!! I do love it..I saw the little snipit on my google reader and said to myself..Self, is that brown or black? How great is that! Yeah!! I love it :)

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  2. ohhh that looks... delicious!!! thank you so much for your comment.. I love your blog! wishing you a very happy new year!!!

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  3. Cindy - ☺☺☺ I knew you would!

    Triz - Thank YOU for your kind comment and for following. Wow!

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  4. What a gorgeous piece of fabric! That is a good tip about velvet, I didn't know that.

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  5. Hi Duni!
    How was your holiday? I hope you had a great Christmas.

    That velvet is just so lovely. Thanks for the tip on how to handle velvet. I am wanting to make some slip cases for the ugly throw pillows on my sofa and I wanted to use velvet. I bought some toffee colored velvet and I stupidly folded it. I'm heading straight to the cleaners in the morning!

    I can't wait to see what you create with your beautiful velvet.

    Smiles,
    Deanna :)

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  6. hello! Congratulations for being my top dropper..

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  7. Anne - you're welcome. I learned this the hard way.

    Hello Deanna!

    ooh, velvet pillow covers will sure look awesome in the living room!
    I bought so much I can make bags, pillow covers and an entire suit with it! Keep tuned...and thanks for following!

    nurseabie - thank you!!!

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  8. Thank you for your tips, very useful. Now I know how to threat my velvet pant. No wonder!

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  10. I never knew that you had to iron velvet! I will keep this in mind. Sounds beautiful and Happy New Year to you!

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  11. Chocolate brown velvet is certainly rich and beautiful! Great tip on the steaming!

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  12. Oooh, that is really pretty. So rich and warm....

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  13. To all the above...thank you so much for your kind comments!

    I'm working on a bag design for the velvet. It will probably be a large hold-all...just working out how to maintain the shape without loosing the softness of the velvet.
    And since there is so much of it, I just might make a nice jacket for me too!

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  14. velvet is my FAVORITE material. i absolutely love it. whenever i see someone wearing it, it's like falling in love...i get dreamy eyes and just want to touch it. i love men who wear velvet jackets too.

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  15. Natural - yes, it is beautiful... Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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