I’ve read several tutorials by Hope Yoder and she talks about using English cotton netting. I have asked our local sewing store for English cotton netting but they do not know the material. What is English cotton netting and where can it be purchased? Thanks – Connie
Below are the answers to your questions regarding English Cotton Netting.
English Cotton Netting ~ is imported from England and is 40-42″ wide, there are also different s of material (we are spoilt I know!). This fabric is used to create the lovely heirloom effects in my embroidery design collections and patterns. Create your own lace motifs using this wonderful fabric. Please note this fabric must be pre-shrunk as it shrinks at 6″ in width. Weight
Pre-Shrinking English Cotton Netting ~ Dip in hot water, wring out excess water and dunk in straight liquid starch (found in the grocery store next to spray starch). Fill a bowl with just enough starch to cover fabric. Swish around and wring out excess starch. Place netting on an open bath towel and roll up and squeeze out excess moisture. Let air dry until 80% of the moisture is gone and iron dry. Netting is perfectly stabilized and ready to use with Hope’s Heirloom Embellishment embroidery designs.
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(You can purchase English cotton netting directly from Hope Yoder. It is sold pre-cut in 1/2 yard increments for $14.95. Please email us via this Ask the Experts link if you are interested and we will pass your message onto Hope.)