HNW - Cleaning Embroidered Velveteen NNCaldwell at
Wed May 12 23:27:50 PDT 1999

A question was asked about washing cotton velveteen.
	I use a lot of cotton velveteen in my SCA dresses and I always 
prepare the fabric by washing on "HOT" and drying on "INCINERATE" before I 
cut anything.  It does shrink. A lot in hot water, not so much in cold, but 
only the first time. I end up with a washable velvet gown.  If your local 
drycleaners are anything like mine they will disclaim any responsibility 
before accepting the garment.... So, I would go ahead and try the gentle wash 
with cold water and hope for the best.  A little shrinkage should be 
expected, though.

Good luck!!
Lady Klare mette Katten
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