Skirtex equivalent for sewing caddy

by Lorraine
(New Zealand)

Could anyone tell me an alternative I could use instead of Skirtex. I'm not sure what Skirtex is exactly but it's obviously a stiffener of some sort. I'm making a cross stitch sewing caddy that is slightly shaped upwards - very much like a Biscornu, in fact exactly that shape. I thought I could use cardboard but that might break eventually. I'd be grateful for any ideas.

Kind regards to everyone


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mat board and skirtex

by Nany

Please would you tell me what is the mat board? Which is the difference with skirtex?

I would want to finish my "Fair Maiden's Etui" from Ellen Chester. I don't understand all informations written in English... I speak French, I live in France.

Thanks for answering quickly.

Carol answers...

Matt board or mount board is a heavy type of cardboard used to mount stitched embroideries ready for framing.

Skirtex, (or buckram) on the other hand is a non-woven stiffener used for upholstery purposes and for finishing items such as ornaments, needle cases and 3D needlework projects.

I hope that helps to explain the difference.

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