Marker for fabric: basic types
Counting the crosses on the canvas when you transfer the pattern to the fabric looks quite a challenge for both beginners and experienced needlewomen. This need not only tires, but often leads to the assumption of critical errors, especially if large-scale work is planned.
To avoid unnecessary problems, it is worth using a special marker for the fabric. Such tools are a convenient solution when creating a counting grid according to the embroidery scheme. Today, you can choose a marker for the fabric of any shade, which allows you to work on a dark or light canvas.
The marker for the tissue is an indispensable tool when it is necessary to mark out the canvas, mark the tissue bases, number and place labels. Currently, the consumer audience is available several versions of products for this purpose:
- a marker for the fabric flushing;
- erasable marker;
- disappearing marker;
- a marker designed to work on black cloth.
Next, we will examine in detail the quality of products of each type, try to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of individual devices that are used for marking out canvas.
Washable tissue marker
Products of this type are rods, one side of which allows for marking, and the reverse one - to erase and correct the resulting pattern. To distinguish the devices of the above mentioned plan from other models is possible by marking the eraser pen. To use them is expedient both for work on light, and color canvas.
Some markers of the presented type contain the inscription air erasable, which indicates that after some time the paint will naturally be erased from the surface of the fabric. Therefore, it is not recommended to mark large fabrics with such devices, since the marks can disappear before sewing is completed.
The most demanded today is the marker for the fabric flushing Hemline. The feedback of the needlewomen speaks of it as one of the most convenient means for performing marking on the sewing cloths.
On products of the type presented, there is a special label water erasable. The marker for the fabric that is washed off Hemline leaves a distinct mark on the surface of the material, down to the rinsing of the material in the water. The devices of this brand are ideal for implementing large-scale schemes, creating embroidery, which requires a significant time and effort.
However, it should always be remembered that a marker for a fabric that is washed off, the photo of which is presented in this material, often leaves firm marks on the surface of the canvas. Proceeding from this, the markings should not be left on the tissue for a long time (on the order of several months).
In general, working with a flushing marker is extremely simple. It's enough just to do the marking, finish the sewing, and then put the fabric in cold water until the paint dissolves completely. Only after this, the material can be washed with soap, powders or detergents. It should also be taken into account that water, the temperature of which exceeds the mark of 40 o C, will not only not be able to mark the surface of the fabric, but will also lead to the fixation of the paint. Therefore, in this case, removing traces from the markup will be much more difficult.
Disappearing tissue marker
You can recognize the markers of this type by the inscription air erasable. In most cases, traces of marking when using the products of the submitted plan themselves disappear within 24 hours. However, there are more stable markers that retain the pattern for 2 days or more.
In general, the disappearing markers seem to be the optimal solution for the implementation of relatively small embroidery schemes. Their application is acceptable both in color and light canvas.
Markers for black fabric
The presented type of products has the defining differences from the above devices. First of all, such markers allow creating white markings. In addition, they can be both erasable and washable. In the latter case, the packaging of the product will contain an appropriate label with the inscription aqua or water. In turn, on the disappearing markers for black tissue there is the designation air.
The main problem with the operation of products in this category is the gradual appearance of markup, which becomes clear only after a few minutes. On this basis, it is quite difficult to perform accurate marking with their help. Therefore, it is not surprising that when working with dark materials, needlewomen often resort to alternative options in the form of light pencils or an ordinary piece of soap.
Given the size of the upcoming work, it is worth selecting the markers for a dark fabric of a certain character. For example, it is absolutely irrational to use a device with a vanishing dye for marking a large scheme.
The determining condition for selecting a marker of any type for marking the tissue bases is its preliminary check in action. Before finally determining the specific option, it is worth trying it out on an inconspicuous, small area of the canvas. First, draw a few lines, then check how easy they are to be deleted. Only by understanding the features of the operation of the marker for the fabric, you can go directly to its use when implementing the embroidery scheme.