HNW - flame testing

Willow Polson willow at verio.com
Sat Aug 29 20:46:09 PDT 1998


>I cut a swatch and took it to the sink and lit that sucker up!  It
>burned for a few seconds after I removed the match, then it gradually
>snuffed itself out.  The fire left behind some very soft, still-fibrous,
>black 'stuff,' still in the shape of the fabric.  It didn't really seem
>like ash.

Sounds like metalweighted silk to me... what did it smell like as it was
burning?

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Willow Polson

"I have *many* skills."
- - Xena
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