Pre Shrinking Wool / Wool Crepe19:40
I apologise now for the rather dull nature of this post, those who are not mildly fabric obsessed may wish to skip this one:)
I succumbed to this beautiful fabric when browsing the web...
It is wool crepe and I am going to be making a peplum top with it but I had no idea how to pre-shrink it. After a quick search on google I came upon this site. I was sceptical that it could be so easy and actually work..
I decided to give it a go with my bargain wool blend coating material I bought last month to make my soon to be formed Abbey Coat. I overlocked the raw edges then flung it in the tumble dryer with 2 large towels that were very wet (hot water) but not dripping then put the dryer on for 40 minutes on high and....it worked! The fabric came out looking great.
Next was the wool crepe, I did the same as above but the outcome was not as great.
The material has shrunk a little but it has also lost its sheen and it has felted quite a bit. The drape is no longer as nice as the material is stiffer:(
I am still going to use it to make the top but I think I will take my next piece of wool crepe to the dry cleaners to be shrunk!
Hopefully my next post will be either a finished top or coat...or maybe a living room with a ceiling...
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