Picking up Fuzz of Threads

Masking tape isn’t an exciting embroidery tool but it sure comes in handy.

A caution, until you are use to the masking tape that you purchased I would suggest dabbing the masking tape about on whatever fabric you have selected to work with. Just to ensure that the masking tape in no way mars your fabric. I haven’t had a problem with this, but I do have a few silk fabrics that I plan to embroider and will check that the masking tape won’t mar it. For this bit of a test be sure to dab the masking tape about on the fabric somewhere that won’t be seen when you have completed your embroidery.

I would prefer to leave my roll of masking tape on my table but I can’t. Our dogs love to chew the roll and will take advantage of my leaving my work area to take off with the roll. So I only have a few inches of the actual tape at hand, normally stuck to the arm of my floor lamp. While the roll is hidden away in a drawer.

My goal each time is to keep my length of masking tape nice and flat. That about fails the first time I used a new length as it quite likes to roll back upon itself as seen in the photo below.

Usage of the masking tape comes into play whenever I remove stitches. Quite often it doesn’t look like any bits of the stitching thread has been left behind but, like in the photo below, when I dab an area I find that tiny little pieces of the stitching threads still remained on the fabric.

Masking tape

Masking tape