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Crafter's Tip: Material vs. Fabric

This is a tip for all crafters. I find readers are getting confused with the word material! Material is a word for all the stuff you need for your project, like fabric, paper wood, metal, glass, and tin. So when asked where to find cheap material, they mean: fabric, wood, paper, glue, containers, glass, and cans.


Supplies usually means things you use over and over, like tools, tape, glue, mixing bowl, or measuring spoons. But some directions lump it all under materials, then list all that you need. So material is not just fabric. Thanks, it's easier if everyone is on the right page, hope that helps, clear up the confusion.

Clara from Ephrata, WA

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March 20, 20050 found this helpful

That is a good tip and thanks for sharing it. I never thought about it before. Where I come from (Toronto), we call it material or fabric. Either word is accepted here and the other things you need for a project are called supplies. We say "the material is made of...."!


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