The one crafting gadget that has folks at the Studio completely transfixed!

Jul 23, 2015

We love to share new and/or useful crafting tips and tricks to anyone that comes to the Studio. That is our special sauce – sharing the love!

And the one thing that I use in virtually every workshop that continually wows people is….. The Frixion pen!

My Mom told me about it quite a while ago (of course, in good daughterly fashion, I didn’t listen) and then Anne, who teaches our soft furnishings workshops, also told me about it. So I decided to get a few in and have a go.

So what exactly does the pen do? Well – you write on your fabric with it (transferring markings from a pattern piece) and when you want to lift the ink off the fabric, just use a hot iron on the ink and wallah – ink be gone!

As you may have gathered from the name, the Frixion pen has been created for paper as it has a nub on the end of it that you use to rub out mistakes – the friction (my spell check is in meltdown at the moment) from the rubbing makes the ink disappear. But by applying heat – which also creates a different not-so-obvious kind of friction – the ink is lifted too.

Once you get past the “oops, shouldn’t really be writing on my fabric” feeling, it is addictively fun to use.

Have a go and let me know how you get on!