Journals & Bookbinding
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Khadi paper is another of my favorite papers for making pages for journals. Khadi paper is handmade using cotton rag so it’s thick with a beautiful texture, and is perfect for hand sewing.
Paints & Dyes
Peltex heavy-weight stabilizer comes in three different types – sew-in (Pellon 70F), one-sided fusible (Pellon 71F), and two-sided fusible (Pellon 72F). The two-sided fusible (72F) is the most rigid and is my favorite type of heavyweight stabilizer. It’s perfect for making book and journal covers.
Sulky Tear-away Stabilizer
This is standard tearaway stabilizer. I use it to stabilize my sewing for lots of different applications, but particularly when sewing decorative machine stitches because it helps to support the stitching and they turn out beautiful every time.
Grade 50 Cheesecloth
Grade 50 is my favorite type of cheesecloth. It has a slightly open weave which makes it more manageable to work with than the standard cheesecloth you find in craft stores or the supermarket which is much more open weave than grade 50. Cheesecloth is used to add texture and for layering, and it can be easily painted, dyed or stained.