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Thread: weaver's cloth?

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    can anyone tell me what weaver's cloth is? I bought a punch needle for punch embroidery and it says for best results use weaver's cloth. I'm using muslin and I'm satisfied but wonder what it is. I had a needle years ago about the size of a cigarette and used 1-2 strands of floss. This one is more like a cigar and uses pearl cotton.
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    Well, about the only help I can give you is to lead you to a web site that sells it....I thought maybe it was like aida cloth but I'm still not sure! LOL Here is one site...I think it gives a good description.

    http://www.nordicneedle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=G44-00-00
    Weaver's Cloth: Nordic Needle

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    thanks, before I start another project I think I'll order some and try it out.
    kathy

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    Ok I looked at the site so I wouldn't sound so stupid but couldn't find the answer so here goes stupid.

    What is needle punch?

    Thanks Rita

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    that's not stupid.......... it's a hollow needle that the thread goes through and you punch it into the fabric, pull out and slide to the side and do it over and over. it makes little loops, like terry cloth. I'm doing a chicken to go in my quilt
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    I didn't want to sound stupid when I asked, so I've been to the site and read the comments and I am still lost....

    I really liked the one comment that said here goes stupid...so here I go:

    When you punch the thread/yarn whatever through the cloth and make the design, are you making an applique? And then putting said design on top of a quilt top and sewing on? Is it done for the design effect or does the punching the stuff through make a 3D effect? I am lost.

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    it's raised, I guess it might look like terrycloth applique, but it's much thicker or heavier woven than terry. I'm doing it directly on the block that will be in the quilt. You know the patches on football jackets, it's like that.
    clear as mud? When I get it done I'll post a pic if I can do it from the scanner, I don't have a camera right now.
    kathy

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    Now I want to try that. Just more gadgets and ideas to run through my head. fisrst it was quilting, than a new sewing machine and then a frame to go with it, just got the embroidery machine now i want this. You guys are killing me lol

    At least this isn't expensive

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    I've done needle punch It is fun! the local quilt shops are selling these patters they come with weaver cloth, it is much like muslin. the kits are fairly expensive. They remind me of minature hooked hooks. very cute. If you look at a recent quilt mag, they show one that is put onto a purse.I think it is the new MaCalls quilter. Enjoy

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    No, weavers cloth has nothing to do with cross stitching.
    It is a cotton/polyester blend that is heavier than muslin but not near as heavy as denim, but has a denim like texture to it.
    I have used it to make summer weight slacks and shorts many times.
    The only 2 places I have found it have been at JoAnn Fabrics or ETC or at Hancock Fabrics. If you do not have these stores in your area, they both have websites that you can order fabric from.
    I can see it being a really great fabric to needlepunch on.
    Hope this helps. :D

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    I was under the impression that there are 2 kinds of Weaver's cloth. One is for clothing which is a firmer weight for things like slacks and jackets.

    Then there is another kind, designed to be used for crafts, such as the needle punch. If you are making a pillow, it would be a firm background for the yarn that is used. There is some even firmer that will allow you to make a "throw" for your chair or sofa. Then an even heavier that can be used for throw rugs.

    Ask at your fabric store about the different weights and what would best suit the project you might plan to make. There are kits availble which you might check into just to get more idea about this craft.

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    I was under the impression that there are 2 kinds of Weaver's cloth. One is for clothing which is a firmer weight for things like slacks and jackets.

    Then there is another kind, designed to be used for crafts, such as the needle punch. If you are making a pillow, it would be a firm background for the yarn that is used. There is some even firmer that will allow you to make a "throw" for your chair or sofa. Then an even heavier that can be used for throw rugs.

    Ask at your fabric store about the different weights and what would best suit the project you might plan to make. There are kits availble which you might check into just to get more idea about this craft.

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    It's a tightly woven fabric that helps to keep the punches from pulling out. I have a book called "punch needle on a grand scale". it teaches you how to make a fabric sandwich using weavers cloth and many other fabrics by sandwishing weaver cloth, your main fabric and fusible web. this opens up a world of different looks (you can even use hand dyed wools). this book also has many nice patterns. hope I helped

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    I think weavers cloth comes in different weight and weave depending on company, I bought some once and made bunny rabbits from it.. I enjoyed working with it.

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    We did needle punch 35 years ago - it was called Russian Punch then and wasn't nearly as expensive as it is now.

    I recovered the pads on a rocking chair in a heavy cotton that had a
    panda bear design (for a nursery) and I needle punched the center bear.
    It came out great. My point is that you can needle punch on other fabrics
    as well as those suggested. Give it a try.

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