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Thread: water soluble dressmaking pencil problems

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    Is anyone else having problems with the lead breaking?

    I can sharpen mine, and then it pulls loose from the inside of the pencil. It is like the blue lead inside is broken.

    I use these pencils for marking on fabric all of the time.

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    I have had that problem with marking pencils before. I wonder if they weren't dropped in shipping and the lead is just in pieces inside so that it falls apart when you use it. It is very annoying and expensive.

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    I use a soft lead drawing pencils to mark my fabric. They may be soft but they don't brake inside to often. Try not to put a lot of preasure on the pencil.

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    That ayways happens to me too. I was told at the Road to CA quilt show to keep them in the freezer and you won't have that problem. Mine are still there!

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    I have also had that problem and it's discouraging. Thanks for the freezer tip. I'll try that next time.

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    I can just imagine my hubby's response when he finds my pencils in the freezer :roll:



    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I have also had that problem and it's discouraging. Thanks for the freezer tip. I'll try that next time.

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    From time to time I have that problem with dressmaking pencils, and with regular colored pencils. I assume it is like a previous poster said, they were dropped at some point and the lead inside broke. I haven't come up with any solution yet.

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    Yep, my pink one is in very small pieces. I sharpen and it falls out, I sharpen again...time for a new one and just hope it ain't broke too.

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    And I thought I was the only one with that problem. Maybe we could all send a message to the maker and let them know we aren't able to use their product because they are defected. I have had an awful time of finding markers that are safe and work well. They are expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    Is anyone else having problems with the lead breaking?

    I can sharpen mine, and then it pulls loose from the inside of the pencil. It is like the blue lead inside is broken.

    I use these pencils for marking on fabric all of the time.
    Ditto!! :evil:

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