As I mentioned earlier, I am sewing again. I purposely left my sewing table accessible when I packed up my studio. I had to set up an ironing/cutting station on top of a dresser in another room but it works (except for when I forgot to move the cutting mat and ironed on top of it - warped it and ruined it!). Anyhow, what I wanted to mention today is pretty obvious. Fabric matters. Or rather, thread count. I am working on some mermaids and I wanted them to have black gloves (yes, my mermaids are cold blooded). I used some black fabric that was in my scrap bucket and it frayed, it wrinkled, it puckered, and the fingers blew out. It was an old sheet. Tsk tsk, I knew better. So to make myself feel better I made hands out of a knit. This is some old doesuede. I should have changed from a Sharps needle to a Universal (or rounded point) needle but it wasn't too bad to sew. It was hell to turn though as the fuzzy side was inside. Once I got them turned they looked so nice that it was all worth it. So moral of the story? Don't skimp on the thread count, use a good fabric and make your life easier!