It’s Tuesday Makers! Tulle is one of those textiles that most sewist I’ve known either love it or like me, avoid it. I’ve filed this fabric in my ‘fussy’ folder . I’m not a fan of fussy. Tulle netting can be made of a variety of different fibres. Nylon, cotton ,rayon or silk and the like. But not to be confused with other soft sheer fabrics like chiffion, organza or bobbinnet . Oh, who doesn’t recall crinoline petticoats. Gah! Makes me itch just thinking about them. LOL
I rarely have a sewing project that calls for tulle material. It’s often used mainly for wedding attire ,decor and tutus. Tho in today’s creative world tulle is being used in all types of crafty ways. This winter I may sew something with tulle. What’s your recent tulle creation?
One of our local Makers ,Tammy, at the Alger Sunday Market crafts a dish scrubby by crocheting strips of tulle and yarn together. She said she often upcycles the ‘netting’ from produce packaging from the grocer and combines it with yarn to make these scrubby. I don’t know how , but I’ve never seen one of these before. She made me this purple square one and I’m hooked. I love it. It works great,even on my cast iron pans. Ole dogs (me) can learn something new 😉 .
I know many crafters use tulle for holiday decorations and even for wrapping gifts. I’ve used it for gift basket kitsch and for bows and stuffing into gift bags. Above is an idea you may like to try this holiday season for a unique handmade tree. Hmmm, trade show table tree?
What sewing or crafting experiences have you had with tulle?
oh and tulle was seen paired a lot with street style at many of the trendy fashion week events around NYC,Paris,London. Google tulle fall fashion week. My fave stylish trend came from the Dior Blue fall line (above). Would you wear this? Something about the soft over-sized G’Pa sweater and blue tulle tea length skirt speaks to me. Tho I’d need many more layers than this. And thick knit tights underneath . I’d freeze if wear sheer tulle in PNW fall weather. LOL…… and didn’t I say , it’s beret season!
Happy Tuesday Makers~cheers
Share your photos if you make that tulle holiday tree and I’ll post them.
Dior photo credit: Vogue.com
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