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    k, i bought pellon from fabric store. this might be a ridiculus question but do i need to sandwich it when im beading on it. the material just seems so thin to me?

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    Originally posted by delila77 View Post
    k, i bought pellon from fabric store. this might be a ridiculus question but do i need to sandwich it when im beading on it. the material just seems so thin to me?
    Delila, there are several weights to pellon. You can get it super thin to very thick. I think you selected a weight that is too light for your work. Depending on the fabric store, they usually carry several weights of Pellon.

    If you have to make it work, you could sandwich it, but baste around the edges so it all doesn't shift while you're beading.

    If you have the ability to get another weight of pellon, it might make things easier!

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    • #3
      I agree with docat. If it is the limpy kind it will need to have something with it it wil be a painn to work with when it gets heavy with beads. You could put it in a hoop and bead that way as ive seen many do and swear by but that way has never worked for me. Secureing it to the other piece is a must, for a long time i would tack it with threa in the corners then I went duh and just used my stapler due to when finnishing it gets trimmed away so in my opp its faster to staple .
      I got a fevah! And the only cure is more cowbell!!!

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      • #4
        if you sandwich it then you could (before basting) place a thin piece of cardboard or thick poster board paper in there to keep the pellon standing firm (so to speak) as you work so it's not so floppy.

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        • #5
          Dumb question here....but what kind of beading projects do you use pellon for? My beading projects have all been on either wool or brain tan.
          "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LeannB View Post
            Dumb question here....but what kind of beading projects do you use pellon for? My beading projects have all been on either wool or brain tan.
            I bead all my barrettes, earrings, rings, necklaces on pellon. Then I back it in leather. My strike a lite set was lazy stitched on buckskin but my other gear was all done on pellon.
            I got a fevah! And the only cure is more cowbell!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Eagle Plumes View Post
              I bead all my barrettes, earrings, rings, necklaces on pellon. Then I back it in leather. My strike a lite set was lazy stitched on buckskin but my other gear was all done on pellon.
              AHHH!!!! Thanks!!!!! That explains a few things (Like the switchless back of barrettes and such that I see at powwows, etc.

              Live and learn!!!!
              "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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              • #8
                The piece im holding in my avi was one of several pieces for a southern buckskin. After drawing it on paper and then running it threw a copier making various sizes for the outfit I then stapled the paper to pellon and beaded threw it, as I like say it was like buter lol a nice change from beading onto leather.
                I got a fevah! And the only cure is more cowbell!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Eagle Plumes View Post
                  The piece im holding in my avi was one of several pieces for a southern buckskin. After drawing it on paper and then running it threw a copier making various sizes for the outfit I then stapled the paper to pellon and beaded threw it, as I like say it was like buter lol a nice change from beading onto leather.
                  WOW--I'll bet that was like butter!!!! Wonderful Ideas!
                  "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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                  • #10
                    ty fer the replies. i think ill just use it up since cant find my receipt for returns.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by delila77 View Post
                      ty fer the replies. i think ill just use it up since cant find my receipt for returns.
                      Yes use it up, I had to do that the first time I bought that.
                      I got a fevah! And the only cure is more cowbell!!!

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                      • #12
                        Yep, the thin Pellon can be layered multiple times to get the thickness you want. The thin stuff is good for drawing or tracing your designs onto it. Pellon also comes with an iron-on adhesive on one side. I adhere this to a backing of stiff felt (Hobby Lobby has it) and bead on that. I refuse to use any paper or cardboard in my work. Over time it will desintegrate to dust.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Czechy View Post
                          Yep, the thin Pellon can be layered multiple times to get the thickness you want. The thin stuff is good for drawing or tracing your designs onto it. Pellon also comes with an iron-on adhesive on one side. I adhere this to a backing of stiff felt (Hobby Lobby has it) and bead on that. I refuse to use any paper or cardboard in my work. Over time it will desintegrate to dust.

                          Pellon also has a double side adhesive surface type you can buy...I unfortunately ironed a nice medallion to my ironing board cover when I forgot what type of pellon I had.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by docat View Post

                            Pellon also has a double side adhesive surface type you can buy...I unfortunately ironed a nice medallion to my ironing board cover when I forgot what type of pellon I had.
                            Oh no! I once did something similar, getting gunk all over my iron! Ever since, I have shopped for Pellon and other interfacings very carefully. I have stood in front of the selections for a good 20 minutes to make sure I am getting what I want. Usually this requires fondling each and every bolt, lol!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Czechy View Post
                              Oh no! I once did something similar, getting gunk all over my iron! Ever since, I have shopped for Pellon and other interfacings very carefully. I have stood in front of the selections for a good 20 minutes to make sure I am getting what I want. Usually this requires fondling each and every bolt, lol!
                              My daughter asked me once WHY I have to feel all the bolts of fabric I walk by. I might not be in the market for wool, but I have to feel it if I am walking by it. I didn't even realize I was doing that.

                              Yeah, going to the fabric store means I don't plan anything major for the rest of the day.

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