For those of you who still don't own a copy of Roberta Carr's "Couture, the Art of Fine Sewing", I know Bunny is as devoted as I am :)), you might be wondering just what all the fuss is about regarding a grainboard. I can't speak for other couture books since this is the only one I have, but so far each and every thing I've used from her book is absolutely fantastic, so of course when she says a grainboard is needed, then it's NEEDED! It's a large padded surface to be used for graining-up and cutting fabric, and also as a large pressing surface.
I took some pictures of the process of putting it together, but it will in no way replace her book. You will most definitely need it to get the job done right.
First off, I got the cover from AllBrands
You will also need good quality muslin fabric, wool blankets, and a plywood 1/2" thick cut to measure 36" by 54".
And these tools:
If you'd like to take the grainboard journey, click below in order of appearance :))
I want to thank Angela of RiAnge Creations. Every time I use Carr's book I think of you, Angela. It was your post on her passing that made me go and buy the book. I'm forever grateful.