top of page
  • _

stiffening a crochet piece

I have been experimenting with stiffening some pieces for my next yarn bomb project. I did a little research and started with a spray craft stiffener but it did not stiffen as much as I wanted. I did a little more research and decided to use white glue and water because it seemed the most permanent.

I started by mixing about 50/50 glue and water and soaked the piece and layed it out flat on some plastic. It took DAYS to dry and was not quite as stiff as I wanted. So for the next one I used a ratio that was heavier on the glue. I did not use exact measurements but kept in mind one website's advice that it should look like whipping cream. (mine probably wasn't that thick)

That one took a good 5 days to dry but it was nice and stiff. Tonight I did three more pieces soaked in the glue mixture. It sure soaks up a lot of glue! I wring them out but you don't want to do that too hard because then it stretches out the shape of the piece too much.

I did two more pieces using a paintbrush to dab the glue mixture on. I was hoping that this method would use less glue. I can see that with this method I might have to flip it over after has dried a bit and do the other side too. But maybe the glue will soak through to the other side? I will have to wait and see. I am crocheting the last 4 pieces and then I have to finish glue-stiffening. This one is a total of 19 pieces that will go together in groups.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Yarn and Electronics

I had lots of fun with the pieces I put up at the Zephyr last month. The LED lights on the main lamp post were a verson of LED Throwies that I made. I took a watch battery and attached an LED light

Who knew yarn could bring such drama?

As the yarn bombing at Scribbles is winding down, I am excited to be working on my own projects again. This week I got an email from the Knitting for Those in Need group that one of the owners of Scr

One Crazy Week

This has been an exhausting and interesting week that has just gotten better and better. It started last weekend when I spent a lot of time working with the group Knitting for Those in Need. We yarn

bottom of page