Member since 8/15/04
Date: 12/9/04 12:42 PM
I've heard a lot of people mention this in passing, but I don't know what it is. I'd like as much information as possible, since I don't have a piece if it in my hand to look at/feel. I get the idea it's stretchy. . .but how stretchy? Is it a "firm" stretch, or is really easy to stretch? Is in transparent (that's what onionskin implies to me)? I would guess it's a man made knit of some sort, but I wonder what it's pros and cons are. What do people like to use it for?
Member since 9/18/02
Date: 12/9/04 3:30 PM
Here's the discussion we had: Onionskin--what is it?
Member since 1/21/02
Date: 1/2/05 12:24 PM
www.emmaonesock.com now has a section on how to handle unusual fabrics. it includes onionskins.
New York USA
Member since 3/6/03
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 1/2/05 9:40 PM
I have made a crossover top with onionskin, and have ordered another length of it from EOS. I don't like to wear sleeveless or short sleeves, so I made this top with 3/4 sleeves. It was still very very cool on a hot, humid, hazy NY day.
I also spray starched it when constructing to give the material some stability.