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Comment by Devon Thein on March 27, 2011 at 7:39pm
I used to photocopy on white paper and cover it with blue contac paper. But, now that I copy using my computer printer/scanner/copier, I copy onto a colored paper, usually blue, and cover with clear contac paper which is available from Ace Hardware stores by the roll. I haven't found a source for the blue contac where you can buy it by the roll, rather than the sheet. The clear works out to be cheaper for me. In fact, a couple of rolls will probably last me a lifetime.  However, if someone has a cheap source for the blue contac I would love to hear about it, since many teachers still copy on white.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on March 26, 2011 at 11:05pm

Cover you pattern with the sticky stuff - called contact over here in Australia.

You can photocopy on white paper, then cover with a coloured contact, and that also stops the ink getting onto your work. I like a jade green to work on best.

And yes, up-dated specs help!!  (don't I know it!!!!!!!! :)  )

Comment by Branwyn on March 26, 2011 at 10:57pm

Thank you very much.  


It is very difficult to work white thread on a white background.   I've learned a lot of things in working this sampler.  One being that I should have a different color background than the thread I'm using.  Another is to cover over my pattern with clear plastic (the reason the threads became so dingy is the lead from the pattern rubbed off on the lace -- I have ideas on how to clean it so it's nice and white again).  And last (but definitely not least) is that I need new glasses.


Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on March 26, 2011 at 10:27pm

Well done.

Don't you find it hard to work a white thread against a white background?

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