Yes, I really think I might be – in love that is – with my top favourite new (to me) product …..
I’ve known about Sulky Solvy before, but only recently came across these pre-cut, paper backed sheets that are designed for feeding through your printer. This is absolutely perfect for me as I have to make sure all my patterns are printable. Then when I’m making up the final sample to photograph I try to replicate exactly the purchaser experience to make sure everything is as it should be. Having discovered this product I’m making good use of it in the February issue as it’s perfect for embroidering on felt….
And it really does dissolve away. I found I needed to give it a good soaking – face down so the Solvy dropped away cleanly. Then I carefully worked around the edges of my stitching – particularly the flowers where the stitches are quite dense – with an old toothbrush using a gentle circular motion to dislodge any fragments that had become trapped in the stitches. I was very pleased with the results – you can see the letter “L” on the left – the Sulky Solvy has completely disappeared. Then all that remained was a little more stitching to create the first project for the February issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – Love Letters ….
I really REALLY enjoyed making these and think it would be a lovely idea to create more letters – perhaps to spell out a name? What a lovely gift for a new baby… wedding .. birthday. But for now the pattern just includes the blocks above, though if I have time I may try to expand it over the coming months. Meanwhile I’ve moved onto the next project – incorporating the Bustle & Sew Bunny embroidered onto felt – again using Sulky Solvy paper….
This was a real test for the Solvy as I was working on white felt. I have to say though, it passed with flying colours! But more of that to come in a future post. Meanwhile, these sheets are readily available – I purchased mine from Amazon.co.uk where it was £7.66 for a pack of 12 sheets including delivery, and I still have 11 left!!