Its no secret that we love making deco mesh wreaths. V and Sandy come up with such interesting designs. A while back, V noticed that she was getting a rash on her hands. She thought it was something she had touched outside or some lotion she had put on her skin. V went to Kansas City and the rash went away. When she came back and started making mesh wreaths, the rash appeared again! She still had not connected the two. Again, V went to help another sister, not in Seasonal Boutique, and the rash was gone. When she came back and touched the mesh, she knew something was not quite right.
We then conducted an experiment. V made a mesh wreath and then did not for the next couple weeks. The first week, she had a rash but next couple of weeks she did not. We determined that V was allergic to something in the deco mesh. But what? Was it the mesh itself or the dye that was used?
Sean did some research and tired to find what kind of fibers were used in deco mesh. That’s where he made a discovery. Deco mesh is made of Olefin. What is Olefin? Sean looked it up and discovered it is a synthetic fiber and it is commonly used for its flexibility and durability. It is also used in carpeting and there are many reports of allergies. Now, Sandy has to make the mesh wreaths and V can only give ideas and help decorate with out touching the mesh. She may have to use gloves from now on.