Timtex renewed

Last week can be best described as a banner mail week.  I received the following little delights from our esteemed postman, Clem:

Best of all, though, were the items that came from the kind folks over at C&T Publishing – the company that distributes the new and improved Timtex, and provides sewing and craft products and books of all types!  In the care package was a small sample of Timtex, some different weights of their Fast2Fuse interfacing (heavyweight and regular), a beautiful book on mixed media and Fabric Art that’s full of great pictures and a canvas book to try out the new techniques on.  Mixed media and fabric painting is an area I have absolutely no experience in, and it will be fun to explore!

This past weekend, I had grand plans to use the small amount of old-formula Timtex from my stash as well as the new craft pack for testing out the new stuff, but the projects I had in mind turned out to be too big for the amounts I had.  I do, however, have a small handbag in mind for this test and will experiment soon with the two interfacings to see how they compare.

In the meantime, I have visually and tactile-ly compared the two.  Behold a photo I call “comparison photo with orange:”

The old Timtex is on the left, the new is on the right.  The orange is not a symbol.  It merely serves to keep the new Timtex from flapping all over the place 🙂

Both Timtexes are roughly the same thickness, which is great. The new Timtex is slightly lighter, but has a similar hand as the old.  This is nice, because the old Timtex could add substantial heft to a bag’s weight, which isn’t always so ideal.  The new feels more flexible, more easily folded, yet still firmer than the Peltex I am currently using.  This makes me very happy.  I will do a more detailed comparison soon, and hope that the items I make can be compared both while sewing, but also as it settles and wears over the long-term.

Any thoughts for good sample projects for the Big Timtex Comparison of 2009?  I’m all ears!

Posted by robyn on February 25th, 2009 under crafts, sewing

3 Responses to “Timtex renewed”

  1. MichelleB Says:

    I don’t have any ideas on what to make, but I will be waiting to see what the verdict is.

    MichelleBs last blog post..Quilt Along

  2. Megan Says:

    Hi Robyn, glad you are excited to explore with our new products. All of us at C&T are looking forward to see what you come up with.

    Megans last blog post..Weekly Giveaway: A Touch of Felt

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