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A fabric question 
2nd-Dec-2005 08:59 pm
Is sail cloth an even weave fabric?

For the record I hate stitching on it.

Edit: I also thought it worth mention that it is a pre-printed kit.

Further editing: I finished it at 0600 on the 3rd. *CHEERS*
3rd-Dec-2005 10:19 am (UTC)
The only sail cloth I know is the canvas stuff they use for sail boats... and after seeing a sail maker swear at it, I wouldn't want to deal with it.
3rd-Dec-2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
hehe Yep that sounds like this. The good news is that my little brother won't care that my stitching looks terrible. ^_^
3rd-Dec-2005 05:59 pm (UTC) - You need one of these.
http://v1.travelements.com/graphics/shop_photo/shopphoto303.gif This is a sailor's palm. It's a uber thimble, it's what they use to get through the cloth. Basically, the hard part of the thimble is on the meaty part of your palm.

Also something else that might help if you can find them, sail needles are triangle shaped instead of round. It's that shape again, because of the weight of the cloth.
3rd-Dec-2005 09:48 pm (UTC) - Re: You need one of these.
I think I could have used that with this. I started using my nylon nose pliers for beading to pull the needle through the fabric and through when tucking my tails. I am hoping that the framing will be much more pleasant.
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