Thoughts on 10.4 – Handwashing Silk Fabrics

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    • #157124
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 10.4 – Handwashing Silk Fabrics.

      • #157125
        Ellen Black
        Participant

          which would be your preferred method to full a cotton shawl? by hand or machine?

          • #157126
            Ginette
            Keymaster

              Hi Ellen, I would do it by hand first and see how it turns out. As a shawl, you may not want it to fully bloom from being in the washing machine. You can always throw it in the washing machine after it’s been hand washed if you think it needs it. Hard to do the reverse if it’s been machine washed first 😉
              Ginette

          • #157127
            momsampson
            Participant

              I just finished some fabric that is cotton warp (like 10/2 boucle) and 20/2 wool for the weft. How would you full/finish this fabric? Juli

              • #157128
                Sandra
                Keymaster

                  Hi Juli, I would hand wash it, in the manner of the episode where Jane fulls the mohair scarf. Just hand wash and keep an eye on how your wool is starting to pull together. Stop when you feel it fulled to where you like it. Better to under full and do it again gently, if you are looking for a tighter cloth, especially with a fabric you haven’t worked with before.

              • #157129
                akhdoyle
                Participant

                  Is it possible to full a mohair blanket and/or a wool blanket in a front-loading washing machine? If so, would the process be different?

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                  molliereddick
                  Participant

                    I have been weaving with Harrisville Shetland. I remember Jane saying it is soft, but I’m finding it is not. It helps when I put some un scented hair conditioner in the soaking, is there something else I can do?

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