This warp has a texture best describes as a small Bouclé with a rick rack look before it is dyed. It works up into soft, pliable yarn that dyes nicely and is lovely in any cotton fabric as weft or warp. I love this yarn.
Each warp has a white info tag located at the cross. I setup from front to back. I leave loops at the beginning and at the end of the warps. I tie the warp in 5 places: at beginning and ending loops, the cross and two choke ties near each end. If you need more ties to secure it due to your personal setup techniques, add more.
These warps are intended to be used alone, in conjunction with warps of the same length, or to be dyed. Because they are cellulose materials, I use MX Fiber Reactive “cold water” dyes which are color-fast, considered ecologically sensitive and simple to use.
They have not been scoured. Scouring is essential to allow the yarn/fabric to accept dye, but it does not have to be complicated.
Notes on Scouring Yarn/Material to Dye: – use HOT water (140*F), A dash of Dawn dish soap (or Synthrapol if you have it). Do not use anything with bleach or brighteners. Wind your yarn into warps or skeins. Loosely tie them with figure 8 security ties. Without tangling, manipulate and squeeze the yarn to work the hot soapy water into all the fibers and under the security ties. When the yarn is completely saturated and falls to the bottom of bucket (or washing machine) it is done. If something on your yarn is resisting the hot soapy water, you can add 1/4 cup of dissolved Arm and Hammer Washing Soda to the hot soapy water to increase the scouring power. If you have extremely stubborn yarn, you can boil it in the soapy, soda ash water. Rinse well. All this can be done in a washing machine using the fill and spin cycles, but do not agitate!
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