Saturday, 6 February 2010

Next Step Hand Dyed Threads

The market was a bit quiet this morning  so I took the opportunity to heat set the threads.

I always use a pressing cloth, means I can have the temp up without risking the threads.

Then I rinsed first in cold water. Then into some hot soapy water they go. I repeat this step twice.

Last step is to add some white vinegar to the last cold water rinse. I find that it puts the sheen back into the silk. I've hung them up here to drip. If you try to separate them into their skeins while they are dripping wet you just get in a mess. So I wait........

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