My Catzee inspired fabric is off the loom.
I think it looks pretty neat and am happy with it. I'm going to call it "Tortie Trails."
However, after machine washing and drying, it did this.....
This is the result of mixing the type and fiber content of my yarns. I used both mercerized and unmercerized cottons, and rayon. As a design element, this is referred to as "differential shrinkage," where the different yarns shrink at different rates as a result of wet finishing.
My problem is that differential shrinkage is not really my "thing." I find traditional methods and effects personally more appealing.
What to do. What to do. This is supposed to be for my Complex Weavers Tied Weaves study group. So tell me ....
Posted 26 March 2009 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
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