Asked on May 29, 2013

Burlap/hessian shedding

Tammie HousleyDora CervantesMichelle W


I read somewhere that you can use Mod Podge to stop burlap/hessian from shedding its fibres, anyone know if this is true or what I could use ? I want to cover a footstool and I don't want it making a mess. Thank you
5 answers
  • Patricia W
    on May 29, 2013

    Give it a try, I would love to know!

  • Michelle W
    on Jun 2, 2013

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Michelle W
    on Jun 10, 2013

    I have an answer - Amy from very kindly replied to my question on her blog and yes it will work, she suggested "hard coat" and I'll be trying that out asap. Just thought I would let you all know too. Happy Days !!!!

  • Dora Cervantes
    on Dec 31, 2014

    I went on to the website and couldn't find the information. Any way you can a link to the post location? Much appreciated.

    • Michelle W
      on Jan 1, 2015

      @Dora Cervantes Hi I tried the Mod Podge thing and it really didn't work, I have not tired anything else yet. Sorry I can't find which website I saw it on. Perhaps just trial and error ?

  • Tammie Housley
    on Jul 27, 2015

    Yes it will work but it will make any fabric it stiff and hard. Mod Podge is basically watered-down glue so it glues the fibers together so might not be the best choice for use on a footstool.

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