Water soluble marker pen - something new to me and maybe to you too

Hello everyone!!
Thanks for being with me. This was meant to be the post for June 8th and not ramblings ..but I do not know what came over me and I just scribbled something..though Iam quite happy I got it out of my system.Thanks once again. Your words work better for me than any therapist. And, Neetu, big thanks for calling....

I'll post this one and go back to my reading...

Recently I tried out an item new to me and possibly to many people over here in India. What I'm going to show you today is a water soluble marker pen. With this you can directly draw over the fabric and embroider. One needn't worry about the pen marks remaining on the fabric even after the embroidery is washed.They will easily wash off and there'll be no traces at all.
I had bought this a few months back along with some brazilian embroidery supplies. The pen is Marvy Le Pen (Japan). Ofcourse, those who're familiar with this product may be aware of some other better ones too. But ,I'd no other option but to accept what she put in for me when I said water soluble marker pen.

To test it, I scribbled on a piece of cream colored poplin cloth. You can see that the dots have spread a little. Let us see if it washes off.


Then, I soaked it in some water, rinsed a litte and let it remain there for 10 minutes. Voila!! completely washed out!! Would that be the case with our ballpoint pens or carbon?

Here is my new prized possession..

This pen is a wonderful tool in case you're drawing directly onto the fabric. The butterfly above has been traced direcly onto a piece of organza.
By the way, Indians, have you by any chance seen these in Indian stores? Iam going to keep an eagle eye on the stationery section of the supermarket I visit. Those abroad, are their any other brands of water soluble markers which you use?This one costed about 2.5$ (150/- approx,a huge amount here for a silly pen). Normally, I would've never ever bought a 'pen' at such a price.But I just wanted to try out a new product and pass on the info to you. Probably some of you would like to own one too.

Hugs to you all,
and ofcourse,
Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa

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