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, Joane Silvertoppe <jsilvertoppe@...>
> That's an interesting term for it... sponging. The term I've heard
> for this method is "London shrink" in a few of my tailoring books.
I think "London Shrunk" is a trade term for a sponging process that is
done for you before you get the fabric. It's not quite the same as
sponging at home, but the result is *supposed* to be the same. I do
know people who get "London Shrunk" fabric, then sponge it themselves,
just to be sure... Of course, if you live in London, the home-made
version must count???
You don't have to press the whole piece before moving it, just let the
part that you have pressed finish steaming dry before shifting the
cloth on your ironing board. I have a piece of padded plywood I put on
top of mine so that I can do bigger things like cloth and table linens,
ect. instead of using the tapered ironing board shape.