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Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
How to mark lightweight fabrics for patterns? on 02/09/2013 00:59:54 MST Print View

I am usually a fan of tailor's chalk, but do not find it useful for low denier, slick fabrics. Can someone recommend me a grease pencil or any other temporary marking tool to be used with the likes of m50, nobul, m90 etc.

I do not like using permanent solutions like sharpies, etc.

Thanks!

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: How to mark lightweight fabrics for patterns? on 02/09/2013 02:15:25 MST Print View

Uncoated fabrics can be marked with a soft 2B lead pencil.
Coated fabrics like silnylon take a marker pen very well (strangely enough).

Cheers

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: How to mark lightweight fabrics for patterns? on 02/09/2013 08:47:51 MST Print View

I'm using and like Stabilose Colored Pencils-Aquerellable. They mark things easily and come off easily with a damp rag.

Here's a discussion of them at Kitebuilder:

Here

Edited by lyrad1 on 02/09/2013 08:48:52 MST.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Thanks on 02/09/2013 10:01:06 MST Print View

Thanks Roger+Daryl,

Found some places locally where I can grab some. I knew I could count on the MYOG vets.