Finishing linen

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    • #34413
      Janet
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        I just finished my first linen warp with linen and silk weft
        . It’s a shawl in blues and greens, plain weave with two huck lace borders. How should I wash it the first time? I’m thinking Dawn gently, dry then steam iron. I’d like it to be somewhat soft, as if it had been worn for a while. Your thoughts appreciated. Janet

         

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      • #34446
        Jane Stafford
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          Hi Janet,

          This project looks beautiful.  I would wash this is soapy warm water in the sink with a mild soap.  I try to not really squish my weaving when I’m washing it…just squooshing it up and down and then I rinse the same way and hang and let the piece drip dry.  Then a good press with good steam.  Linen just gets softer and softer the more you wear it.

          Let us know how it goes.

          Cheers,

          Jane

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