Re: [SCA-Garb] vinegar (was Re: Wash linen at what ... )
- View SourceOn Feb 25, 2013, at 5:59 AM, Sayyeda al-Kaslaania wrote:
> The vinegar changes the pH during the wash so the wool fibers are lessI learn something new every day. :-) Thank you Sayyeda and Rashid.
> likely to open up their scales and grab on to each other.
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- View SourceWhen I was spinning and weaving, I was told to wet and freeze the linen first and then drop it into boiling water to really abuse and shrink it. I believe it is supposed to soften it up as the freezing opens the gaps between fibres so the water and soap get in quickly.
I was also told that traditionally the white linen was bleached by lying in the sun and then redampening, drying.... repeat until the required shade is reached. I haven't actually done either, but the ladies who gave me this advice were the top of their skill base in NZ.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, Vicky Eisenstadt <alysounJ@...> wrote:
> I abuse my linen befeo I cut it - machine wash on heafvy duty warm/cold
> (which is how I do ALL my laundry) and then in the dryer for like an hour.