Oh wow Nicole - there are some beautiful things for sale in Rae's Etsy shop! I've had to wipe the drool off my chin.
I've just looked at her photo of some scrim that you might buy for scarf making
and the weave does look different - the weave of her dyed muslin is more like the scrim for sale by Whaleys isn't it?
Interesting! You are right, the muslin look more like the scrim from other places. Hmm. She does have beautiful things for sale.. it's hard not to want to buy it all!
I havent made many scarves or shawls, but this one has encouraged me to give it a go. Whats a good size to cut the fabric for either a scarf or shawl?
I am happy you are inspired. For a scarf I usually start out with a piece maybe 85X15 so it shrinks down to about 70X12. For shawls I start with a piece that is about 100X22 inches.
Thanks Nicole, Ive ordered my gauze, lucky me that Rae is a fellow Aussie, so it wont take long to get here. Was going to get 1 piece, but nooooo.........way to many nice colours for just 1 piece
Raes rags gauze is nice but the postage is very high to UK. I was going to order from Yarns & Fabrics, but they don't have enough in stock, so I'll try Whaleys instead.
50 metres sounds a lot of scrim, but it makes it very cheap!!
Surprising how quickly you can use 50 metres - trust me!
And yes, even with the postage, it is cheap.
If you sell things, you can always bundle up 10 metres or so and sell it on Etsy. We used to do that when we sold wool and it was very popular because undyed scrim in large pieces is very hard to find.
Or you could share with a like-minded friend or two?
Yes LillyBeth - the reason I purchased from Whaley's is that it was the only place I could find that sold scrim in rolls so that I could have just the size pieces I needed.
open scrim from Rae's Rags ( Australia)
I get my scrim from Rae's Rags in australia: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RaesRags
Her scrim seems like a much looser weave.
I bought some white scrim and it looked really tight and uniformed, for some reason the scrim that Rae has is just much more open, I couldn't find anything like hers undyed.
With this shawl, the more I felted the swirls the looser the weave got around it, came out with some cool texture!
I'm new to this forum and it's great. I'll be taking a week long workshop on Nuno felting at the end of May. Our supply list requests 3 yards of cotton gauze or scrim. I've never worked with this before preferring silk fabric. I really don't like cotton gauze because of the way it bubbles up when finished.
Parvana, I simply love your chestnut colored shawl in scrim from Rae's Rags in Australia. But when I followed the link to her Etsy shop, she doesn't seem to be selling anything but dolls. The scrim you used is so open and delicate and see through. Plus it's flat and smooth even after dying and felting. Searching online to find scrim, harem cloth ( Dharma Trading) or cotton gauze doesn't produce results that are as open weave looking. Can anyone help me. I live in the USA but was willing to pay the "penalty" for overseas shipping and high exchange rates. BTW, I need 3 yards. I'd settle for white but would prefer dyed.
Nicole, the link you give in the first post to your blog seems to be not working correctly. It says the page is not available. Can this post be found somewhere else?
Have you tried checking with the instructor for her source for this material?
In the US try the onlinefabricstore.net at $4.75 per yard. There is a picture of the fabric.
White Cotton Scrim Fabric
That is some really open cotton scrim, never seen anything like that! Does it make the scarf any stronger though? It looks beautifully organic. Are you aware that your upper link doesn't lead to an existing page?
Yes, I am aware that the link doesn't exist anymore. It was an old post and I have deleted/am revamping my blog.
I am not sure where to get anymore cotton scrim like from Rae.. since she has passed. I have only worked with the cotton twice and more partial to silk.
Hi every one, I have a large amount of 50 thread to the inch scrim, I can dye it or sell it to you un-dyed. If you want to know more of what I have available send me an e-mail. I use it for nuno felting all the time and it works out beautifully.