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organic dyed or printed textiles

Hello, I’m looking for fabric which is organic dyed or block or screen printed. I want to research upon that and come up with something new in today’s date for my college dissertation project. Please guide me through with this by sharing your experience and knowledge. By: Madhuri Yadav

An Interview with a Repair Specialist, Penny, owner of Specialty Outdoors

Penny, owner of Specialty Outdoors updated her web site a few weeks ago.  We caught up with her to ask a few questions about her sewn products manufacturing  business.     How did you get started in the sewn product business? I was first exposed when I took a job with back pack company MountainSmith, run by entrepreneur Patrick Smith, in the early 80’s.  The company was in his garage when I started there, doing a little bit of everything with the job title of “Sewing Supervisor”. I was with them as they moved into their first facility and into national distribution.  More of Penny’s story can be seen at “How Did You Get Into This?” Penny and her husband and two children are very involved in sports of all kinds such as  road and mountain biking, snow skiing, hiking, camping, whitewater boating to name a few.   What education or training you would recommend to anyone in your type of business? Certainly having background or training in basic business management practices, especially how they relate to small/home business is essential.   What gets you up and excited about your business each morning?  I love the people I get to meet and their stories. They are so happy that I can solve their problem for them. This customer had burned the sleeve of her jacket right by the cuff.  Penny had to find fabric that blended with the coat fabric and mend the sleeve.   The repaired cuff looks like it was never damaged.           What is the least favorite part of your business? The administration involved with logging in and tracking items as they move throughout the system, plus the packing and shipping to return completed items.   What do you see as the turning point in your business when you knew you were going to be successful?   When I was able to set up pick up and drop off location in town,  that really underscored that I was a local fixture for my services. Also, when I got my first factory certification from The North Face.   What is the best new product that has become available in your field recently? Sergers that will do cover stitching have been a great innovation for small sewing businesses. They are very specific in the range of use they have, but make for a very professional finish in certain situations. Also the availability of “Sew Free” adhesives for welded seam construction has made my job easier….
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Cleaning Up After Flooding

Image via Flickr Cleaning homes after a flood can be daunting but taking one step at a time breaks up the huge task into smaller pieces. How to Clean Up Mold After a Flood — Health Hub from Cleveland … http://health.clevelandclinic.orgThu, 05 Sep 2013 10:01:05 GMT The symptoms of short-term mold exposure for many are mild, but can be serious for those with asthma and mold allergies. Act fast to remediate mold after a flood to protect your health. Fema has a booklet that you can print out at Dealing with Mold and Mildew in your Flood Damaged Home  You may not have allergies to mold but to be on the safe side, wear masks when you are inside your water damaged home. Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.

Missing Fabric?

Image via Flickr Have you ever “almost” finished a project only to find you don’t quite have enough fabric?  Frustrating!! Fabrics.net has a FabricFinder section where you can post your FabricFinder request and the stores and sources will contact you directly if they have the fabric.  This works for notions too. We have been offering this helpful area since we started in 1997 and it has worked for many frustrated people.  To answer a few frequently asked questions, it is rarely possible to contact a manufacturer to find where they have sold a particular fabric.  Discontinued fabric may be found througfh our FabricFinder.   We also post the FabricFinder requests in Pinterest. Retail stores:  Check this area daily to see if you can help find a fabric. Helpful readers:  If you see a FabricFinder request and know where it can be found, email the requester. Retail customers:  Check this area daily if you want to help someone find their fabric. There is no charge for this free service.  We do ask that all participants register with our site to further protect email addresses from unwanted emails.  After a store or source contacts the missing fabric requester, the transaction of selling or buying is up to the individual people. Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.  We do not accept reimbursement of any kind for our reviews.  

What is Terial Arts?

Introduction to Terial Arts http://www.terialarts.com This video looks at what Terial Arts is all about and how Terial Magic solution can turn your fabric into a workable piece to creat… Have you ever wished you had a fabric that wouldn’t fray, could be ironed into shapes…..all without the use of a sewing machine?!?  Well look what Terry is doing with her Terial Magic spray.  Described as a Dimensional Fabric Art, the  Terial Magic Spray works on most fabrics.   You can use the patterns from Terial Arts to create your own unique flower or design your own pattern.  You want new patterns? We got em! | Terial Arts http://www.terialarts.comFri, 26 Jul 2013 03:40:04 GMT Terial Arts just launched three new patterns for you all! The NO SEW (yep, no sewing machine needed!) Hibiscus flower, great for adding a little tropical flavor to your wardrobe. Hibiscus Fabric Flower made with Terial Magic … Please let us know if you have tried this new product! Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.  We do not accept reimbursement of any kind for our reviews.      

Best Detergent for Car Washing

Image via Flickr The worst detergent to use when washing your car is dishwashing detergent, hair shampoo or laundry detergent.  All of these detergents are designed to remove oil and grease from hair and textiles and will also remove oil and grease from the finish of your car.  If these detergents work well, they will also remove the car wax.  Brian C Mounts: How To Properly Wash And Wax A Car http://www.brianmounts.comFri, 19 Jul 2013 21:19:00 GMT Never use dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, or any other household cleaners on your car. Although most “gentle” detergents will clean your car just fine without damaging the paint they still contain detergents that will … If you want to really wash your car properly, Hemmings Daily has step by step instructions! Skills 101 – How to wash a car | Hemmings Daily http://blog.hemmings.comFri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:31 GMT When it comes to car wash soap, always use a product specifically formulated for this purpose, as dish detergents contain surfactants and other chemicals capable of stripping wax out of the paint’s surface. The same holds … Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.  We do not accept reimbursement of any kind for our reviews.

Outstanding Reference Site for Stain Removal and more!

Image via Flickr Finding stain removal information without any promotion of one laundry product or another is not an easy task!  I have a few personal preferences that I use in my own laundry but my laundry consists of mostly cotton slacks and shirts, cotton towels and sheets and very minimum stain removal.  Other families with small or big children have different laundry needs. When someone posts a stain removal question, I go to the University of Illinois Extension Stain Solutions Stains from A to Z.   The U of I Extension is based in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The U of Illinois has a great web site with news of the university plus news of the students.  Reading the ACES Student blog, also known as “Voices of Aces” gave me a huge amount of optimism when I realized that our students from all walks of life are the true representation of “What is happening to our country today”!  How refreshing it is to get away from the negative form of the question/statement “What is happening to our country today?! I read about the first “Animal Care Internship at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute”  and other ACES Voices.  And I am not an alumni of the University of Illinois.  I am just glad that this University reminded me that there are many many voices of optimism around our great country! Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life. We do not accept reimbursement of any kind for our reviews.