Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Question About Backing

Hi All,

I'm planning my project and have been wondering about backing, Peltex, interleaving paper. How and when should I use it?

My experience with beading so far has been beading on felt, which I thought worked really well, but I'm thinking I might try something else for my BJP. I'm so new at this I thought I would ask.

If you use ultrasuede would you use backing?

Thanks for your help!


Deborah C. Stearns said...

It's a personal decision, obviously. I like to use backing because it covers up my stitching, which tends to be rather messy looking. I find that a backing just looks neater. But if you plan to frame your works or mount them, that wouldn't matter. So it is up to you.

Lois2037 said...

I like to use interleaving paper for embroidery pieces that are not jewelry, because the paper gives a good foundation, but is nice and flexible and strong. Felt seems to work well, though I haven't tried it. I bead on Lacey's Stiff Stuff when I want a solid, less flexible foundation, mainly for bead embroidery intended for jewelry. It is really easy to pass a needle through, yet keeps its solid feeling. I use ultra suede or ultra leather for backing, and I often sandwich a piece of plastic or thick cardboard to add more solidity if the piece needs it. However, for Bead Journal pieces, I haven't used any backing.

The Beaded Life said...

what is interleaving paper?

Peggy said...

I've heard about interleaving paper here at the BJP. Robin Atkins sells it on her website. I think it's like a backing to use against the fabric you're beading on.