Sewing and handicraft tips, Wood
- Favorite handicraft motifs can be renewed by tracing the design with a
sharp nibbed pen dipped into some ink> Make the ink from half a cake
laundry blue with 5ml sugar and some cold water, mix to form a paste. Allow
the mixture to dry and then transfer the pattern using a iron to the new
- To cut a pattern of a
garment without undoing it: use heavy clear plastic and trace the seams with
a marker. Cut out pattern piece adding a margin for the seam allowance.
- Put candle wax in your
pin cushion for rust free easy to use pins. Coffee beans are also good.
- Use heavy plastic for
tracing patterns from magazines as well.
Hints and tips for
- Before sawing plyboard
use masking tape to seal the edges and you will not get splinters.
- Dry rot in timber can
be treated with petrol which will kill the fungus.
- Rusty screws can be
removed by soaking the screw in parrafin. Just paint the parrafin on the
screw and leave redoing as needed. The screw will come out without damaging