HNW - Setting Silk Dyes

Carolyn Kayta Barrows kayta at
Sun Jul 11 18:47:16 PDT 1999

>>How should pre-washing thread be done - in a lingerie bag?  As in, how does
>>one prevent tangling and other loss to 'washing machine macrame'?
>I'm not recommending pre-washing the thread as such, but pre-washing a test
>piece of embroidery to see how the thread behaves.  If the embroidery is
>ok, there's no need to wash the thread.  On the other hand, I'd really
>recommend prewashing your fabric before you embroider.

I always preshrink fabric.  I was asking about pre-washing the rest of the
thread after the sample wash-tests non-colourfast. 

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