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best stabilizer for hand embroidery on synthetic?
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Date: 3/21/13 5:00 PM

DS1 requested I " pimp" his lab coat for polymer and chem finals. It's a standard issue white number made of some wicked coarse synthetic impervious to stains, acids, bases, and fire.

His idea is a for assorted flasks /beakers bubbling on the back...the chemical structure for caffeine...."maybe a snarky name tag" on the pocket. Nerdy "biker" jacket. Those funny, funny chemists. :rolleyes:

What is the best stabilizer for the task?

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Date: 3/21/13 7:41 PM

For hand embroidery, I wouldn't bother with any stabilizer. It will only make it that much more difficult to needle. I know some pattern designers recommend very thin iron-ons, but the experience of my embroidery-accomplished friends is that it ain't worth the bother. I would hoop the work though, as best you can, to avoid distortion, and bury the thread tails by intertwining them into the backs of the stitches.

Jennifer in Calgary

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Date: 3/21/13 8:21 PM

those lab coats aren't really impervious. In the course of my undergrad and MS mine got pretty ugly looking

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Date: 3/22/13 7:53 AM

Awesome! What area of chem??? Chem is his most favoritest subject, ever.Graduating from a STEM Pre- Engineering program and admitted to Chem Eng: Polymer program. Wants an MS.

Asked for a periodic table on his grad. cake.

Wore lab coat in one of his Sr. portraits.

OTOH: it is sooooo cool to see your kid super excited about learning and loving a potential career so much! <3

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Date: 3/22/13 7:55 AM

Thank you, so much! Will post pics when finished!

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Date: 3/22/13 9:25 AM

Urban Threads has chemical, funky designs. You can get the artwork, hand emb. or machine emb. designs - very reasonable prices. I do believe they have a caffeine chemical! Check them out.

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Date: 3/22/13 4:59 PM

Please post pictures when you're done-it sounds like a wonderful, fun project! Edited to add: Love your subject/title line!
-- Edited on 3/22/13 5:00 PM --

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Date: 3/22/13 6:16 PM

I have a tshirt with the name of a lab on it, the letters look like peaks in a chromatogram (hard to describe, but looks great). Maybe you could do his name like that. I could take a picture if you'd like to see it. (It also has the chemical structure of valium on the back - it is an old t-shirt from when valium was a best seller).

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Date: 3/22/13 8:36 PM

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I have a tshirt with the name of a lab on it, the letters look like peaks in a chromatogram (hard to describe, but looks great). Maybe you could do his name like that. I could take a picture if you'd like to see it. (It also has the chemical structure of valium on the back - it is an old t-shirt from when valium was a best seller).

OMGosh! That would would be great! Thanks you, to all for the great ideas!

Boy made a 3-d sphere w/ in a sphere thingie ( similar to an electron orbit) on a super duper high tech CAD and 3-D printer, today. Very cheerful pretty colors.

School is fun.

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Date: 3/22/13 9:39 PM

I did undergrad research and half of my MS in synthetic inorganic chemistry. I'm now attempting to do a PhD in computational chemistry

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