added by SMDesign
(11 months ago)
Design detail: Turn burlap into a work of art.
The typography on this vintage cocoa bean sack makes a graphic statement in a room rich with eclectic details. Cut the sack down to size and spray it with starch to make it easier for framing. The starch should prevent the fabric from future sagging.
Problem: It's too flimsy for the project I’m attempting. Solution: Burlap is durable, but it lacks the built-in stiffness that might be necessary for certain projects. Despite the loosely woven fibers, it is possible to stiffen it up. Mist spray starch from the craft or grocery store over the burlap before ironing it. Spray one side, let the starch sink in for 10 to 20 seconds, iron and then repeat on the opposite side. Another alternative is fabric stiffener, which should make the burlap even more rigid and firm.