Remember Catzee's Cloth? (If not, click here.)
Remember how surprised I was when I wet finished the fabric and the yarns shrank at different rates, so that the fabric sort of bubbled? (If not, click here.)
Remember how I didn't like it but decided to try and do it on purpose for another project? (If not, click here.)
Remember how I researched rayon and cotton yarns and read that they don't shrink at the same rate and so thought they would be a good choice for an experiment in differential shrinkage? (If not, click here which, BTW, is the same post as the above.)
Well, I did it and the results are in.
Before wet finishing .....
After wet finishing .....
Both yarns shrank the same! My experiment was a flop.
- Weave structure - summer & winter
- Treadling - "O's" (see Summer & Winter: Treadling)
- Yarns -
- Warp & tabby weft - 10/2 unmercerized cotton
- Pattern weft - 8/2 rayon
- Sett - 16 epi
- Picks Per Inch - 16 tabby & 16 pattern
- # ends - 244
- Reed - 8 dents per inch
- Sley - 2 per dent
- Wet finishing - cold water wash and hot machine dry
- Measurements before washing - 53 x 8.75 inches
- Measurements after washing - 48 x 7.75 inches
At the moment this is just a scarf sized sample. Even though it's a little heavy for a summer scarf, I may go ahead and twist the fringes to finish it off. Might as well make the best of it. :) [UPDATE 3 July 2009 - Click here to see what I did.]
Posted 30 April 2009 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
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