Skip to main content

New Work With Kraft Tex


I'm lucky. I have friends who remind when it has been too long since I have posted anything. Thank you Lauren for the gentle nudge!

Solstice Friday last week was my final day at work. It felt a bit surreal really, and I cant say that the reality of this change has really hit me yet. I keep thinking that I should feel something - and yet I feel as I may just be on a vacation. My email and employee account were quickly deleted. That should say something. No moss growing the County's feet! That felt a bit odd after all of these years - to not have a business email account to look at!

Being the bag-a-holic that I am, I have been working on some projects. The projects are for C&T Publishing, which I am thrilled about. It's a baby step, but one never knows where opportunities will come from nor where they may lead, and so I am, most cautiously, hopeful. To my knowledge I am not  prohibited from posting any of these images. These will be provided to C&T's top sales agents for use in selling their new, and utterly marvelous, material called Kraft Tex. I have fallen in love with this stuff, and was surprised and delighted to find that an image of one of bags is on their packaging label for the rolls of Kraf-Tex. Right now it's available in, what else, Kraft color, but early next year it will also be available in black and white.

I plan to making some of these for sale, so if anything interests you, please let me know!


This is the packaging label that comes with the rolls of Kraft Text. I was shocked to see my bag there. I had not know that it had been chosen for this!


This is a group of bags that will be provided to C&T's top sales managers for use in their displays at shows. The sizes range from a small pencil case (second down on the left) to a larger knitting project bag with an interior pocket (on the top). I love taking this material and making it look like aged leather. I've been having blast with it!




Comments

  1. What kind of paint did you use and how did it cure?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Share your thoughts! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Popular posts from this blog

Circular Knitting Needle Comparison

When I use something a lot I have to admit that I try to find the brand that works best for me. I never thought that I would ever be a scissor snob until I found Dovo brand scissors and, of course I love my trusty Fiskars too. I became a scissor snob thank to Dovo. 
Now I seem to be searching for the perfect knitting needles - the perfect one for me at least. I have been enjoying the 'chase' and I think I am close to knowing exactly what my preference is, and want, in a knitting needles. 
I only use circular knitting needles. When I first taught myself to knit myself  that's what I used and my preference has not changed. I began knitting with Addi Turbo needles. That is the brand that my LYS sold and I have always loved how slick and fast they are. I have sets of Addi clicks interchangeables in both lace and regular.  Over time, I have discovered what I want in a knitting needle: metal, the pointiest tip possible, a fast knitting, slick, metal needle and a very flexible c…

Fabric Stiffeners and Hardeners For All Occasions Plus A Recipe For Home Made Starch Alternative

I have had to become better acquainted with various ways to harden, stiffen or prevent fraying in cloth lately. It has been an enlightening journey, and I thought that I would pass it along the lessons that I have learned about a variety of excellent products that suit any need to 'tame' fabric for a variety of reasons. 
Fray Check. Who among us has not used this ubiquitous little potion over the years? It works like a charm to 'glue' up those raw edges on some of the most beautiful fabrics I use; ensuring that I can sew the fabric without fear of endless unraveling. This product has remained a favorite since I first discovered it many years ago. The only change that I think Prym/Dritz has made to it over the years is a finer application tip.
I have re-discovered my admiration for this product as I was making a holiday gift from some beautiful cotton that was especially prone to fraying! I have also recently learned that Fray Check can be removed with rubbing alcohol.…

Aurifil's New 80wt Appliqué Thread

The changes that getting older bring can be amusing at times. When I was younger I eagerly awaited hearing about a new job or pay raises, what the weekend might bring, what art I hoped to make soon...those kind of life experience kind of things. Lately though, my 'awaiting moments' are far more simple. Thread! Yes, I have been eagerly waiting to try Aurifil's new appliqué thread...an smooth, strong, 80wt cotton. It seems that my 'making' life has been dominated by hand sewing and hand appliqué lately. Therefore, anything that tends to make my stitches look smaller and blend better is on my radar. Over the years I have used a lot of varieties of appliqué thread. Who doesn't love stitching with silk thread?! It's soft, lustrous and blends so well! My issue with sewing with most silk threads was that it tended to break a lot. I tried to love Superior Threads Bottom Line poly and Wonderfil's Invisifil poly. The problem? I really tend to be old school and …