Help in presentation, please.
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I am knitting wash cloths for a church bazaar. I would like a pretty presentation of items, so, should I wash cloths perhaps in a lightly scented fabric softener in rinse. I would so appreciate any ideas members have in a finished product that is appealing to buyers. Thankyou in advance.
I wish I had some ideas for you, but I don't.
Please don't be offended, but I do have a suggestion though. As I am sensitive to various scents, I would stay away from that if I were you. I would not be able to purchase them no matter how wonderful they were and I'm sure that they will be.
Good luck at the bazaar!
There are so many places now that have 'no scent please' signs up. Perhaps ask at your Church to see if they have that policy. Some people here have made the wash cloths into little flowers and such. If that sort of thing appeals to you, it might be worth looking into. Otherwise I think people like to see little stacks of 4 or 5 cloths together. I've seen them that way at our local farmers' market.
Thank you about the reminder in regard to scents! One of my GD has an allergy to some scents.
I would wash them but nothing scented. There are too many odors in the world. I love vanilla, my daughter is nauseated by it. You could lose a sale from the most pleasant scent.
I would not use a scented softener. There are people who are sensitive.
Perhaps putting 2 of the same color or contrasting colors together, tied with raffia.
I went to a play yesterday with my sister. She had bought a small bag of pine air freshener in one of the gift shops before the play. All during the play all I could smell was the pine. The lady next to us thought maybe the theater was having it "piped" in somehow. I found it bothersome even tho my sister finally put it under her bag and under the seat. I would stay away from scents altogether. Maybe drape some of the cloths over a nice glass dish with a bar of soap in it, or tuck it into a nice glass with a bottle of detergent next to it. Be creative...but not with the scent. Good luck and Happy Needling. jberg
just remembered that there is a way to roll them into little dolls....might also be nice are the suggestions below.
Little stacks of cloths tied with grosgrain ribbon always make for a nice presentation...skip adding scent of any kind though. You can also roll cloths into flowers or shape them into bunnies.
You CAN get the scent less/Oder free fabric softener sheets...All makes a detergent that has no colors or scent added
If I had not had a bad reaction to room deodorizer scent I would not need to know/use both of the above items!
My church is a perfume free facility, to accommodate those with allergies and sensitivities.
If I knit or crochet something for someone I use a piece of yarn and sew it through the yarn wrap and tie it around the gift so that the person knows what kind of material it is and how it should be washed and dried and I mark my lips with lipstick and give a kiss on the wrapper; that is as long as I use lipstick my trademark...
But you can also print cards like this...
Please, be kind to all of us who have any degree of allergies or asthma and don’t use any scent on them. And not everyone likes scented softeners. I gave away 5 nearly new. sweat suit sets because I couldn’t get the scent of downy out of them. You could put a small card in the corner if rolling them would hide a design. Use a small ribbon bow and a tiny pearl threaded on. That would be pretty.
Many yarn wrappers say “do not use fabric softener”, and also they are heavily scented, so I wouldn’t do that.
Learn how to fold them into flowers.plenty of instructions on youtube.