In this project
I used the
large size of the
Once Upon a Time Lace Bookmarks (Mylar)
We found sheets of
Mylar at our local party store and at
Michaels. It was labeled as "foil tissue."
It's generally found in the gift wrap area.
You can also use foil balloons.
A note about water-soluble stabilizers
There are many, many different brands of
water-soluble stabilizer available. Some are
thin and light, some are fibrous, and some
are thick and heavy. It can be confusing to
pick the right one for your project.
We've digitized and stitched thousands of
lace designs, and have consistently
excellent results with Sulky Ultra Solvy
(the heavy weight water-soluble stabilizer
by Sulky) and Vilene, a fibrous
water-soluble stabilizer. We order Vilene
Use a sharp needle (as opposed to an
embroidery needle) when embroidering onto
water-soluble stabilizer - especially if
using the "plastic-looking" kind (such as
Sulky Ultra Solvy). An embroidery needle has
a larger point, which makes larger holes in
the water-soluble stabilizer, leading to
tearing and misalignment.