February 16, 2018 at 8:56 am #40438JacquelineParticipant
Hi Jane and team, you mentioned that you only handwash when wetfinishing.
Do you also handwash the cotton towels? I want to put my first three in the washing machine at 40C or 60C with colourcatchers for the red stripe. Please share your thoughts /advice on machine and temperature?
Jacqueline (feeling more free allready, after three towels did 7 samples with silk and other materials. Enough left on loom for two shawls depending on the result of wetfinishing those small samples, which I will do by hand as in your video.
February 16, 2018 at 9:58 am #40448GinetteKeymaster
I wash my newly hand woven tea towels in cold water in the washing machine. If I need to use a colourcatcher, I still use cold water and it works great.
Wow you’ve done lots with the first sample warp! Can’t wait to see pictures of them.0
February 16, 2018 at 5:49 pm #40484MaggieParticipant
I wet finished my 8/2 cotton towels at 60 degrees in my washing machine, a front loader. I felt that as they were going to be used by the people I gave them to I had better treat them as they would be treated in future. As for the samples you are weaving in this guild I suppose it doesn’t matter if you will be keeping them to admire and remind you of the work you have done. I have never had any trouble with red running BUT there is always a first time!
I won’t be able to do any of the projects for a while yet. I have so many projects lined up to do before this and also a workshop coming up which sounds very interesting. It is all about breaking the rules of weaving and we have a variety of yarns we could warp with including acrylic or fishing line!! That will be on my Jane loom whilst my David is about to be warped with a cone of yarn I have had for a while for a blanket for my beautiful Hearing Dog. Luna. She loves wool so I have to put all the yarn I have spun up out of the way or she cuddles up to it, hence the need for her own wool blanket. Then I may be able to think about these towels. Not the same colours though. I have to use stash as my finances won’t stretch to new cones of yarn at present. Cotton is very expensive here in the UK.
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February 16, 2018 at 7:46 pm #40489SandraKeymaster
Have fun at your workshop, Maggie and please, please post photos of Luna’s blanket when you finished it and before she starts to felt it 😉 We’ll be here when you start working through Colour and Design in your own time.0
February 18, 2018 at 4:16 am #40555JacquelineParticipant
Hi, Here a picture of the sampling with different yarns, silk, cotton cotton boucle, etc. These I still have to wetfinish.1
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