I need to find some brushes to do brush embroidery with, where can I find some that are food safe? [I hate to order them online, do they have them at JoAnn's or Michaels?]
I use the cheap plastic craft brushes, like kids use with watercolor and poster paints. I have a set that I only use for cake decorating and I wash them in the dishwasher. When they wear out, I just buy a new set, but they still last for years. I run them through a dw cycle straight out of the package just to make sure they don't have any mfg residue on them.
Yes, you can also find them at school supplies, etc.You can use any new art brush in the appropiate size.
You can buy a 3-pack of brushes by Wilton at various crafts stores, although I think the vast majority of us use regular paintbrushes that you buy in the fine art department at the same stores.
Yes you can get them at Michaels.
i use makeup brushes too! just like prterrell, I run them through the dishwasher and air dry. They are better than craft brushes because they are meant to pick up lightly - nothing worse than a blob of blush!
I also bought a good set of make up brushes, good ones so they dont looes hairs and in the set there are heaps of different shapes and sizes. I washed them in a diswasher first and keep them in a screw top plastic container to keep them clean.
I've found that the cheap, stiff brushes work better than the softer, fine (expensive) brushes for doing brush embroidery. The stiffer brush makes a more obvious texture when you pull it through the RI.