Can someone please tell me how I can soften my material , it is like a piece of wood not cardboard , I have put through washing machine 3 times and not worked , I have soaked it in softner , no good, other than buying more material I just don't know what to do , it is a largish piece of navy aida. HELP PLEASE!!!
Cant help you with that, but I prefer the stiff aida as I dont use any hoops or frames when stitching. I like to roll my fabby up from both sides and hold it together with a hairgrip so I try to use the stiffer kind.
tubbsy24 wrote:I just get on with it and in no time at all it soon softens on its own with no washing. A nuisance as it's hard to get the hoop to stay on but like I said it doesn't stay stiff for long.
I do this too. I thought I was the only one. My WIP started off with really stiff aida but I just put it in the hoop and got on with it, now its soft as anything and I have to keep tightening it in the hoop.
I can sympathise with this as I have just finished a baby sampler and like yours,my aida was like cardboard.I washed it and used softener but it was still really stiff,in fact it made my hands go all rough where they were rubbing against it as I was sewing. I have just started another kit and thankfully the aida is nice and soft. Just a shame the pattern has a mistake on it Have emailed DMC twice about it,still waiting for a reply. Rita xx