Silk is in great demand all over the world

. Silk is in great demand all over the world since remote past and is widely used in making suits and attires for both men and women. In fact the outfits made glass fiber of silk are matchless in their quality as well as by looks.

If the factor of durability of fabric is concerned, Organza is one of the best options for making translucent type of clothes; a slight looser variation of attire will be best created by using this fabric with chiffon combo.

Fabric is the raw material of an outfit which is generally manufactured by weaving, knitting, crocheting, bonding, or spreading processes. Apart from making outfits, organza is also widely used as upholstery fabric and interior designer fabric, like paint holders and screen panels etc. For example, silk fabric, chiffon fabric, organza, are different types of fabrics, commonly available in market and widely used for our everyday use or for special occasions like marriage and special functions. are widely used in making everyday use attires, whereas attires made of silk are quite costly and demands delicate care. Chiffon is widely used in making ladies attires, evening and formal wear, as this cloth material adds a floaty look with beautiful draping. Different types of fabrics are produced by using different types of yearns. Apart from being used in gowns and skirts, it is also used for making belts, accents, scarves, and tops and mostly used with under layer, and silk is considered as bridal fabric for its charming texture and coherent elegance. This particular fabric is a hybrid one which is produced by blending polyester, nylon and silk blending together.

Nowadays stretch fabrics are commonly used in outfits as mixed element with silk and chiffon for costly ladies’ and kids’ garments; without silk, stretch fabrics and chiffon are also in wide use with Denim and jeans material. For example, organza, cotton fabrics, and chiffon fabrics etc.

The tale of fabric will never be completed unless we speak of silk fabric. The weavers consider silk as the gem of fabrics for its elegant colors, soft texture, and great looks.  In general, silk dresses look elegant and expensive but silk made dresses are also very sensitive and demands great care for wash and preservation.

If the question of dress material is concerned, we must consider about chiffon above all.

Some fabrics are soft and sensitive by nature; on the other hand some fabrics prove durable despite their regular and tough uses. Basically chiffon is a kind of hybrid fabric made of blending different types of yearns made of nylon, polyester, rayon, cotton; silk, chiffon, and organza are available under different colors, however, as a general trend chiffon fabric is used in lighter shade and silk fabric is used in bright shades more. for its soft, colorful, cottony, frilly look and great comfortable textures

Pot-pourri is a very traditional aromatic accessory

                                    Herbal Pot-Pourri

Pot-pourri is a very traditional aromatic accessory for the home and many recipes have been handed down through the generations.  There are several ways  knitted fabrics to make pot-pourri.  The oldest method is for a moist pot-pourri where layers of rose petals, spices and salt are arranged in a large crock and left to rot down for six weeks or more.  The strength of scent is excellent but the visual appearance is not good (the salt bleaches out all the color in the rose petals).  That is why traditional pot-pourri jars are closed, with holes for the fragrance to waft through.

A prettier finished effect is gained by mixing flowers and herbs with essential oils and a fixative, such as orris root.  This is also a fairly lengthy method but the finished effect can be lovely, particularly if some flowers are dried with silica gel and placed on top for decoration.

As most of the projects here are for sachets or other items where the herbs are hidden away behind some fabric, the look of the finished pot-pourri is not of paramount importance.  The main point is that the scent should be strong and long-lasting.  When making small sachets it helps to use fairly small ingredients of an even size, so there are no unsightly lumps and bulges in the sachets.  The best answer for this is to use small sprigs of dried herbs and flowers with a much larger proportion of fixative.

Many recipes call for powdered orris root, but I use cut and sifted orris or blue flag root instead, as I find the powder spoils the outward appearance of pot-pourri.  However, as the recipes here are mainly for use on sachets, either powdered or cut orris root will do.

Many of the recipes here can easily be altered to suit whatever ingredients you have available.  Once you have made several batches of your own pot-pourri you will become more courageous and want to experiment.  It is easy to make up your own recipesjust keep to the basic guidelines on quantities of ingredients.

                                Orris Root and Oil Mixture

As a general note, I use a measuring jug when measuring out the various dry ingredients, unless they are measured by the spoonful.  The orris root is best mixed with the essential oil first and put into a small screw-top jar to mature for a couple of days.  If you are intending to make several types of pot-pourri, I would  suggest you build up a collection of jars with different orris root and essential oil mixtures which you can use as you wish.

Mix the oil and orris root in the proportions of 4 oz orris root to 1/2 fl oz essential oil.  Once it has matured for a couple of days you can use it by the tablespoonful as indicated in the recipes.  Make sure that you label the jars clearly, stating the particular essential oil you have used.  The collection of orris root/oil jars can then sit in a neat row on your kitchen shelf or worktop, where you can shake them occasionally to encourage the mixing process.  Avoid storing them in strong sunlight as it will reduce the strength of the essential oils.

                     Delicious Mint and Cinnamon Pot-Pourri

1/2 pint cinnamon pieces

1/2 pint mint leaves, crumbled

2 tbsp cinnamon/orris mixture

1 tbsp apple/orris mixture

1/2 tbsp mint/orris mixture

Use a large mixing bowl and mix together all the ingredients.  As these recipes are mainly destined for use in sachets, you should break the cinnamon pieces up fairly small.  Having mixed it well, turn the mixture into a large jar or polythene bag and seal.  Put it away for two to four weeks, shaking it regularly to ensure even distribution of the oil mixtures.  Check the smell after two weeks; if the aroma seems satisfactory you can use it, but if not, you should wait another couple of weeks.  If you are still not happy with the smell, try adding other orris root/oil mixes until you like the balance of the fragrance.

                                          Lemon Pot-Pourri

1/4 pint lemon verbena leaves

1/4 pint lemon balm leaves

1/4 pint lemon thyme leaves

1/2 pint lemon and orange peel, dried and chopped

1 tbsp bay leaves, crumbled

1/4 pint mint leaves

3 tbsp lemon/orris mixture

2 tbsp neroli (orange blossom)/orris mixture

1 tbsp mint/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large jar or polythene bag.  Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weeks, shaking occasionally to help the mixing process.

                             Herbs and Spices Pot-Pourri

1/2 pint ginger root

1/4 pint cinnamon sticks

1/4 pint star anise

3-4 nutmegs, broken

1/4 pint angelica root

6-8 bay leaves

1/4 pint lavender flowers

1/4 pint rosemary

1/2 pint sage leaves

1 tbsp thyme

5 tbsp allspice/orris mixture

3 tbsp cinnamon/orris mixture

1 tbsp thyme/orris mixture

1 tbsp rosemary/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large jar or polythene bag.  Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weeks, shaking occasionally to help the mixing process.

                                   Herb Garden Harvest

1/4 pint lemon verbena leaves

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1/2 pint rosemary leaves

1/2 pint lavender flowers

1/4 pint lemon balm

1 tbsp thyme

1 tbsp crumbled bay leaves

1/4 pint sage leaves

1/2 pint oregano

1/2 pint scented geranium leaves

5 tbsp geranium/orris mixture

4 tsp lavender/orris mixture

1 tbsp rose/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large jar or polythene bag.  Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weeks, shaking occasionally to help the mixing process.

                                  Spicy Lavender Pot-Pourri

1/2 pint lavender flowers

1/4 pint cornflowers

1/4 pint cloves

1/2 pint crushed cinnamon sticks

1/2 pint pink rose petals

2 tbsp lavender/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large jar or polythene bag.  Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weeks, shaking occasionally to  help the mixing process.

                                    Moth Chaser Sachets

1/4 pint Santolina, crushed

1/4 pint Artemisia

1/4 pint mint leaves

1/4 pint rosemary leaves

5 cinnamon sticks, crushed

1/4 pint cloves

1/4 pint lemon peel, dried and chopped

1/4 pint lemon-scented geranium leaves

3 tbsp lavender/orris mixture

3 tbsp clove/orris mixture

2 tbsp lemon/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large jar or polythene bag. Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weeks, shaking occasionally to help the mixing process.  Use in sachets that can be hung in cupboards or laid in drawers to ward off fierce moths.

                                        Christmas Sachet Mix

1/2 pint pine needles

1/2 pint conifer leaves

1/4 pint bay leaves, crushed

1/4 pint eucalyptus leaves, crushed

1/2 pint orange peel, dried and chopped

1/4 pint cinnamon sticks, chopped

1/4 pint allspice berries

5 tbsp pine/orris mixture

3 tbsp orange/orris mixture

2 tbsp allspice/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large jar or polythene bag.  Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weeks, shaking occasionally to help the mixing process.

Hop Pillows

For centuries, hop pillows have been popular remedies for combating insomnia and promoting restful sleep.  Originally, mattresses would have been filled with grasses and herbs, which is why the plant Galium ordorata is commonly known as ‘ladies bedstraw’ or ‘hedge bedstraw’.  From there we progressed to stuffing pillows and mattresses with down and horsehair, but the smell of the grasses was replaced by an herbal pillow.  During the Victorian era, herb pillows were much favored, particularly ones made from lavender and roses.

Although it is traditional to slip herb pillows into the main pillowcase and therefore keep them out of sight, they look best when decorated with plenty of lace and ribbons, especially if you are giving them as a present.

Many fabrics can be used for making pillows, ranging from plain calico that can be slipped into the main pillowcase to antique linens and lace that give a really luxurious effect and deserve to be left on show.  The two most popular scents for inducing sleep are hops and lavender, but these fragrances do not blend well together so choose one or the other.  Both of these recipes smell heavenly and will help you drift off into scented sleep.

                                 Sweet Hop and Spice Mix

2 pints dried hops

2 tbsp allspice

2 tbsp orange peel, dried

2 tbsp lemon balm leaves

1 tbsp allspice/orris mixture

1 tbsp neroli (orange blossom)/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large jar or polythene bag.  Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weeks, shaking occasionally to  help the mixing process.

                                Victorian Flower Sleep Mix

3/4 pint dark red or pink scented rose petals

1/2 pint elderflowers

1/2 pint lavender flowers

1/4 pint rosemary leaves (they keep away evil spirits!)

5 tbsp rose/orris mixture

3 tbsp lavender/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large jar or polythene bag.  Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weeks, shaking occasionally to help the mixing process.

                                   Making a Hop Pillow

To make a hop pillow, you will  need the following ingredients:

1/2 yard muslin

Sweet Hop and Spice Mix

1/2 yard plain or patterned cotton lace or ribbons

Cut out two pieces of muslin, each approximately 14×12 inches and machine or sew by  hand around three sides.  Turn right sides out and fill with the hop mix, then stitch up the fourth side firmly by hand.  Now cut out two pieces of the cotton, slightly larger than the muslin and allowing extra for seams approximately 16×14 inches.  Placing right sides together, machine sew around three sides, incorporating the lace if you wish at this stage.  Turn right sides out, then turn under the seam allowance on the fourth side and place the hop pillow inside.  Finish the last edge by hand with neat oversewing stitches.  You can then decorate the pillow with lace or ribbons.

When the fragrance of the hop pillow begins to fade, all you have to do is remove the inner filling, replace the hop mix with a new batch and then sew up the pillow again.  This is quicker and easier than having to replace loose contents in the cotton pillow.

                                        Handkerchief Pillow

The easiest way of all to make a pretty square sleep pillow is to use pretty lace-edged handkerchiefs.  Most of the work is done for you then, and a pretty pillow can be made in a very short time.

You will need:

4 lace-edged handkerchiefs

1/2 yard plain white cotton lawn or cotton

1/2 yard muslin

Join the four handkerchiefs together in a square by oversewing the edges or using a zigzag stitch on a sewing machine.  Cut the cotton backing to the same size as the square of four handkerchiefs and then turn in the edges by the depth of the lace so the square fits the fabric area of the four handkerchiefs.  Machine-stitch around three sides of the fabric, leaving the lace free and one side open.  Make a square muslin pillow as described for the hop pillow and fill with any of the sachet mixesthe Victorian flowers mix might be the most suitable.  Insert the muslin pad and close the pillow with small slip stitches.  You can decorate the top of the cushion with some ribbon bows if you wish.

                               Small Perfumed Sachets

Smaller sachets have many uses; they can be tucked in drawers and cupboards, or used to scent linen cupboards or lingerie.  There is nothing more glamorous than a drawer that exudes a lovely floral aroma whenever it is opened.  Desks can benefit from sharper scentsif work has to go on through the night, a sachet filled with basil to relieve tiredness, or cardamom to help concentration, might be appropriate.

To sleep in bedlinen scented with the sweet smell of lavender has long been a luxury.  The easiest way to make little sachets to give as presents, or to use yourself, is to buy a collection of pretty lace-edged handkerchiefs.  Place a couple of tablespoons of one of the mixtures in the center of each handkerchief, gather up the edges and tie with pretty ribbons to make an elegant and fragrant bundle.

If you wish to use a printed or plain fabric, you can cut out two pieces of fabric of the size you require, with a small allowance for seams.  Sew around three sides of the main sachet and similarly on two slightly smaller pieces of muslin.  Turn the muslin right sides out, fill with pot-pourri and sew up the fourth edge by hand.  Turn the cotton sachet right sides out, insert the muslin sachet and sew up the fourth edge by hand.  It is not essential to make the muslin liner but it does save time when renewing the sachet as you can throw away the old sachet and replace it with a new one.  A liner also reduces the likelihood of the oils staining the outer cover.

                    Padded Coat Hangers with Fragrant Sachets

Another luxury with a practical purpose is a padded coat  hanger that has a matching sachet hanging from its center.  Padded hangers are much kinder to clothes than ordinary wire ones and are less likely to leave hanger marks on delicate fabrics.  The sachet can be hung inside the article of clothing, making it fresh and fragrant the next time it is worn.  You can either use a flowery pot-pourri mix or the moth chaser recipe, which will keep away moths and help to protect woolen clothing in particular.

You will need:

6 wooden coat hangers

1/2 yard wadding

1/2 yard printed cotton

2 yards 1/2-inch wide ribbon

matching cotton

extra ribbon for bows

Cut a strip of wadding 36×2 inches and wind it around a coat hanger, stitching it securely at each end.  To cover the hook, fold 1 inch of ribbon over at the end and then bind the remaining ribbon tightly all the way down the hook. Stitch the end of the ribbon to the wadding at the base of the hook, then cut off the surplus ribbon.

Cut out a piece of the fabric about 4 3/4 inches wide and slightly longer than the hanger, then fold it in half lengthwise with the right sides together.  Stitch across both short ends.  Turn to the right side.  Neaten the raw edges on the long sides by folding the seam allowance over and pressing or tacking it into position.  Press a crease line along the bottom of the casing.

Place the wadding-wrapped hanger inside the fabric casing, with the open edges along the top of the hanger.  Pin in position while working.  Join the seam edges with running stitch, leaving the cotton loose at the end.  Also sew running stitches along the bottom crease and again leave the cotton loose at the end.  Pull both ends of the hanging threads to form gathers all along the hanger, then secure the threads tightly.  The hanger can now be decorated with a large or small bow.  Make a matching sachet in the same way as for the small perfumed sachets, then hang it from the hook with some ribbon or lace.

                                      Gentleman’s Mix

Most pot-pourri and sachet mixes are rather too feminine for a man’s wardrobe.  So here is a mix that would suit most men and might appeal to some ladies as well!

1/4 pint lemon verbena leaves

1 tbsp mint leaves

1 tbsp cloves

1 tbsp rosemary

1/4 pint raspberry leaves

1 tbsp lemon/orris mixture

1 tbsp mint/orris mixture

1 tbsp oregano/orris mixture

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and place in a large  jar or polythene bag.  Seal and put away in a dark place for two to four weekshtml”>Health Fitness Articles, shaking occasionally to help the mixing process.

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The scope of styles, colors, and materials of available products

The scope of styles, colors, and materials of available products has never been greater. The same characteristics that make them appropriate for poses, postures, stretches, and meditation are the very same features that make them ideal for other situations as well. Yoga pants for women and men are designed with natural body movement in mind. These clothes work with your body instead of against it to make classes, periods of relaxation, and even dining out with family and friends more comfortable, stylish, and uniquely you. Tencel, in particular, offers superior draping ability, resulting in smooth, elegant lines and form-fitting comfort without feeling constricted or compressed into unnatural shapes.
Traditional Versus Modern
Traditionally, yoga pants for women and men were difficult to find. Bending, reaching, breathing, and being your beautiful self come easily and naturally in today’s yoga apparel. A simple wrap-around skirt or a pair of short boots can transform a top and leggings into an outfit suitable for dining out in a matter of minutes.
Whether you participate in classes or not, these items are useful in any wardrobe. Stretchable waistbands, flowing lines, and breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics allow you to face whatever the world sends your way with style, grace, and comfort. Unless you lived in the Far East or near a large metropolitan area, it was simply unavailable. In the same way, these clothes work beautifully for lounging at home or out with friends. Flat seams, soft, flowing material, and breathability are just a few of the ways this apparel makes movement of all kinds more enjoyable. As you put your body through its paces, bending and stretching, twisting and balancing, and breathing deeply all the while, your clothing needs to move with you. The elegant simplicity, high performance quality, and the colorful self expression that can be had with today’s yoga apparel make it suitable attire for class, home.

The poses and postures used to build physical and mental enlightenment also allow you to strengthen your sense of balance, grace, and inner peace.
Yoga Apparel And Its Uses
Clearly, these clothes are designed for stretching and posing on a mat.
Materials And Construction Quality
Workout clothing of today is made from moisture-wicking, breathable organic cotton, Supplex, Lycra, and Tencel, among others.
The styles, cuts, and fashion available online in yoga apparel makes shopping for yoga pants for women and men, tunics, tops, and other items as easy and comfortable as they are to wear. Today’s online sales and high performance fabrics have transformed the availability and quality of these elegant and comfortable clothes. By shopping around and comparing price and product quality, shoppers can now fulfill their every wardrobe need with these sleek, comfortable clothes. Instead of wearing ill-fitting, unflattering clothes that strain both your skin and your savings, yoga pants for women and men, as well as tops, tunics, and jackets, allow people to express their personal style while feeling comfortable. These articles of clothing lend themselves to layering, which allows wearers to 3D air mesh create unique, stylish looks at any time of year

The only one exception in this method

The only one exception in this method is that they have opposing barbs for securing the carpet in corners. While fixing the carpets on the stairs, one can staple or wedge the stair rods into every step on the stair using a stair tool.

  • Carpet (Runner)
  • Utility Knife, Chisel, Saw and Hammer (Well Sharpened) Woven jacquard fabrics
  • Tack Strips
  • Carpet Padding (underlay)
  • Heavy Duty ½” Stapler and Staples
  • Carpenter’s Square
  • Tape Measure

Ideas for Carpeting Stairs

  • Narrow Tacks Strips: In this method of carpeting stairs, narrowing of tacks strips is executed to give an advance look of a wall-to-wall carpet. Start installing the tack strips in the direction facing upwards.
  • Designed Stair Tacks: Designed tack strips are readily available in the market which actually makes the carpeting stairs work go much faster.htm”>laying carpet.carpetcleaningauckland. If you surf through articles over the internet or perhaps on Buzzle, you will find that there is a mixed-bag of tips and alternatives on learning how to install carpet in your house. So you too learn to install one on your own, particularly if you have children around at home, their constant running up ‘n’ down on the stairs should keep them safe and functional too.. It depends on the type of stairs you have in your living room or any other place in your home and also on the structural items surrounding the Take a look.
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  • Decorative Stair Rods: In the books of carpeting for stairs, using fancy, decorative stair rods could work as an excellent alternative in lieu of tack strips.

Well, this is not the end to the thought line of designs and ideas for carpeting stairs. Firstly while choosing any material, check for the stability and comfort of the carpet material.

There is no harm in taking professional help while installing carpet on stairs, but think about it, it can go the expensive way also.steam-n-dry.

Moreover, speaking of budget you can cut down a slack on the carpet installation cost of carpeting stairs, if you learn the proper techniques of carpeting stairs or flooring on your own. With this, here are some basic materials which are needed for carpeting stairs along with that are some ideas for carpeting stairs in many possible ways.

Learning how to install carpet on stairs is definitely a personal preference to go about doing the job

They are light, easy to wash and efficiently handle water

They are light, easy to wash and efficiently handle water. You can easily wash it with any mild detergent. The delicate material is often woven into elaborate pattern that makes it fit for a royal setting, high-budget wedding or a formal event.

Woolen window curtains: These shades provide you insulation and check the entry of direct winds during harsh weather conditions.

Synthetic window curtains: The use of synthetic plastic materials like nylon, rayon and polyester is quite popular because they are resistant. These shades are available in full-length, half-length and balloon types. Longevity and reasonable prices are other prime advantages associated with them. However, the disadvantages are that linen has a tendency to shrink during humid conditions and these cloths require special dry cleaning processes in order to preserve its quality.

Linen window curtains: This material has recently grown popular in the western countries because it can easily be woven into light or heavy patterns, following many different styles. The plus point is they get dried very easily therefore they are mostly used in moist areas or preferably, for outdoor venues. The cost of these blind defer considerably based on the variety of dye which is used for coloring it. It also depends upon the quality of wool. The only disadvantages related to silk are that it is too fragile to handle direct sunlight exposure and that the best designs are rare to find unless you find a good dealer. They are quite economical as compared to silk, wool and velvet. The downsides are that it is moisture absorbent hence not suitable for coastal areas. The heavy woolen fibers are skillfully woven to provide a decent look. It is suitable for cold regions.

Choosing an appropriate fabric is very important when it comes to purchasing window curtains however, it mostly depends on the personal preferences and the budget of the homeowner. These cloth pieces are universally available and arrive in vibrant graphics as well as intricate patterns that easily blend with the room.

Cotton window curtains: These draperies are best suited for kitchen, bathrooms and verandas. Let us know more about Textiles different types of blinds based on their constituent materials.

Silk window curtains: Silk is considered to be the most luxurious and expensive fabric that is used for manufacturing a drapery

Sprays should only be
used if an infestation exists.

There are a number of common household insecticide sprays available
for fabric pest control. Clothes moths and carpet beetles often breed in hair-based
accumulations that might be found behind baseboards, under door jambs,
inside heating vents, etc. Either place mothballs, flakes, or
crystals on a layer of paper on top of items in a box or chest or layer
the clothing and place paper and moth control product between the


may be thoroughly brushed at regular interval (once or twice a month)
to control moths.

Do not place
any insecticide directly on fabric.

Cold Storage:
Although cold storage temperatures (at 40 degrees F) may prevent larvae
from feeding it does not kill them. Woolens and other susceptible fabrics should be drycleaned or
laundered before being stored for long periods.

The length of exposure
needed to kill clothes moths or carpet beetles will vary with the
temperature, the size of the larvae, and the form, concentration and
which variety of insecticide is used. Other potential sites can be dried flower
arrangements, or decorative items with “seeds” in them. Clean
and vacuum carefully.

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. This means applying the sprays to cracks and crevices in
closets and chests where the pests may be hiding.  Sprays will not be effective as a
preventative measure and should never be applied directly to fabrics. Several days is usually sufficient
to kill most infestations, but older larvae and most stages of carpet
beetles may require two to three weeks. Furs should be cleaned prior to cold
storage by a professional cleaner using the furrier method. Baseboards,
behind door casings,under heat radiators, and inside furnace or air
conditioning registers should be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. Look
in back corners of the closet, hat boxes, remnants of wool fabric glass fiber or
carpeting. To ensure this,
enclose the manufacturer’s recommended dosage in containers that are
practically airtight.


vapors from moth balls, crystals or flakes containing
paradichlorobensene (PDB) or naphthalene, are lethal to fabric pests,
but only when maintained at sufficient concentrations. Brushing should be done outside.


laundering in hot water and drycleaning will kill all stages of fabric
pests and will also remove perspiration odors that are attractive to
pets. Trunks, garment bags, boxes and chests, when
tightly sealed, will be effective.

insect damage is suspected check all susceptible items carefully. All should be equally effective if used
properly. All areas should be
brushed including pocket flaps and under collars. Do not use PDB in plastic containers.
This process is considered permanent. If using a garment bag, suspend the moth control product in an
old sock or nylon stocking at the top of the bag or use a moth cake.


Moth proofing
is a chemical treatment given to fabrics that protects them from
insects without leaving any odor. A label stating “mothproof” or “moth
resistant” means that the item has been treated during manufacturing. NOTE: Most animal-based
fibers cannot tolerate hot water without shrinking or other damage. Read
and follow the care label before attempting to wash these fabrics.
Clothing should be loosely separated.

to popular belief, cedar chests and closets are seldom effective in
preventing fabric pest infestations because the seal does not keep in
enough concentration of the volatile oil of cedar

Collect the items that you will need

Collect the items that you will need to create your embellishments. Adhere the item to your scrapbook page using the foam squares and it will stand out from the page just enough to give a touch of depth to the entire page. No matter which way you choose to make your pages stand out, you’ll be sure to Glass Fiber Fabric Suppliers make an impact. Then think about the page it is going to be displayed on, and choose an item to create that is in line with the page theme. The problem with purchasing 3D embellishments is that they are often the most expensive embellishments in the store. Purchase fun and lively fibers for your pages. Use a brad as the “nail. You will want to have plenty of scraps of fabric and felt, as well as wire, felt flowers, small wooden rods, fiber, yarn, die cuts, cotton, and anything else you can think of to create with.

If you want to create pages that pop without spending all of your money on one or two pieces, consider creating your own. After all, you did so much work to create those 3D embellishments that it would be a shame to squash them flat!
. Use fabric to add texture and bounce to the design. If you are using a die cut of an animal or person, consider adding googgly eyes to it to start the process. Be as creative as you possibly can! And do not forget about foam squares to add layers to your creation.

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Start with a die cut and build your embellishment around it.

The most obvious way to add dimension to your scrapbook is to purchase three-dimensional embellishments from your local scrapbooking retailer.”

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They may produce a glare in the room

They may produce a glare in the room. A basement is one of the best places to turn into a media room.
* To calculate, multiply the diagonal of the TV size by 2-2.
* A 55 inches TV is best viewed from a distance of nine feet.Create a home theater decorating your basement or other space into a media room that is both functional and comfortable.
* A set of recliners, swivel chairs or chairs with castors can seat guests individually and offers many alternatives for lounging.
* Choose upholstery materials in dark colors that are easily cleaned, like the washable suede, lightly textured chenille, brushed twill and leather. It is easier to control the light and the interference from outside light would not cause glares to the screen or distract the entertainment.5 in inches and that should give you an idea on the distance the seating should Furnishing the room with big soft furniture will also insulate sounds from the outside.

* Consider the amount of available space you have before buying a big screen For example, take a 30 inches TV screen and multiply the screen size by 2.

Center seating for optimal sound and screen viewing. It generally has fewer windows and a room without windows is ideal. Most pieces will include storage for videos or CDs and some will feature pocket doors to close off the TV when not in use.
* Use matte finish paints to avoid reflections or choose textured wall coverings or fabric for the walls in dark colors.

Sound reverberates off hard surfaces like wood or tile so this is one room where wall to wall carpet in dark colors works best and hanging draperies or other sound absorbing items on the walls are necessary. The larger the screen the farther the distance must be between it and the seating area. For more details www.
* Have tables within reach for each guest when possible. High backs support the neck but not too high that affects the surround sound.

Controlling the light is a major factor in the success of your home theater decorating.

Be sure to compare both the width and the depth with your TV.
* Lighting should be on dimmers to truly capture the movie theater experience and if possible locate the control near the seating area.

TV is a basic component of home theater. So 60 inches or 5 feet of viewing distance from the TV.

Window treatments help to absorb sound and also control the light entering the room. A left and right speaker for each side, one speaker for in the center, and two surround speakers for in the back, and a sub woofer.

The quality of movie viewing is affected by paint color.

* To ensure an optimal viewing experience, paint your home theater decorating space with deep colors such as charcoal gray, chocolate brown or deep red or plum.

* A seating arrangement with large sofas or sectional sofa units is a great way to seat a lot of people and accommodate kids comfortably. Use wood tables with a low sheen finish or ottomans that can be used for supplement seating.
* Sconces lining the wall will offer soft lighting that can also controlled with dimmers.

* Try to avoid overhead lights. These cabinets accept a variety of TV sizes and are available in styles suited for most everyone.
* For your home theater decorating, use a theater system of six speakers to provide high quality sound.

Manufacturers design specially made cable accommodating pieces for housing electronic equipment in exquisitely crafted armoires, credenzas and modular units. Choose heavy fabrics for draperies and have them overlap in the center by a few inches and extend the windows at each side to block any slivers of light.
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* The viewing quality is affected by the distance from the screen as much as the size of the screen itself.

If you are planning your reception at a local vineyard

If you are planning your reception at a local vineyard, for example, you could consider pairing your wedding invitation with a small bottle of wine from that vineyard (you can probably get a discount for hosting your wedding there) and mailing them in small wooden boxes that emulate wine crates. You could also attach your invitation to a piece of coral or decorative drift wood via fishing twine or hemp rope and a decorative punch in the top corner of the invitation. The emergence of various themed weddings has led to invitations that think outside of the envelope.Many couples are getting creative, not only with their wedding location, but with their wedding invitations.

Outdoor Weddings

Since many weddings are planned during warmer months, outdoor weddings have also risen in popularity.

As long as you tie in a distinct element of your wedding with your invitation holders, your guests will marvel at your creativity, be excited to attend your special event, and you will have a unique keepsake to cherish for many years.

For instance, you could house your invitation in a conch shell, or similarly shaped shell to signal to guests a beach wedding.

City Weddings

If you are planning a modern wedding in a metropolitan area, you might consider incorporating an element from your location into your invitation package. Keep in mind that most of these invitations will need to be sent in boxes, which means increased postage and a greater possibility of damage during shipping. Or perhaps you could send a stamped rock with the date of your wedding as an alternative save the date announcement.

Weddings on the Beach

Whether youre planning a destination wedding on a tropical island or live near a beach and plan to have your ceremony on the sand, this trend can inspire several envelope alternatives for housing your wedding invitations. If your city is famous for a certain area or type of food, such as San Francisco or New York City is known for Chinatown, you could have your wedding invitations encased in a decorative Woven Jacquard Fabrics Manufacturers or silk version of a Chinese take out box. You could also roll your invitation like a scroll, tie a piece of hemp rope around it with a sea shell charm attached and then insert it into a bottle with some sand, as a message in a bottle. If its in your budget, however, the result is well worth the effort and expense.

If you are hosting your special day in an outdoor setting full of flowers and plants, perhaps even at a botanical garden, you could place your wedding invitation in a small pot filled with dried moss or even silk flower petals to signify a garden wedding. If you have a favorite building in the city, you could have a black and white photo transformed into the wrapping for an invitation box, so that when guests open their wedding invitation, they are immediately faced with your favorite cityscape