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"London method" of shrinking ?

Terri_Evans | Posted in The Archives on

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Can anyone help with instructions on how to do the “London method” of shrinking wool fabrics? I have a blend that I want to make a jacket with.

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  1. Janelle | | #1

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    Terri, run a flat bed sheet through the rinse cycle of your washer, so it is evenly damp. Spread it out, then spread the fabric on top of it. Fold up the whole package carefully, then let it sit overnight. Then steam the fabric dry. If I'm working with enough yardage to make a suit or coat, I vacuum the living room floor and spread everything out on it. Removing the dog and cat from the house first, of course. If it's a blend, you might consider dipping it out in water and hanging it to dry. Try with a small sample first to see if the fabric changes much.

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