The studio is located outside the beautiful town of Charlevoix, Michigan, about one mile from Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix.
Monday, March 21, 2011
New Canaan Check Sample After Wet-Finishing
Here are the two halves of the sample. On the left, obviously, is the unwashed half, and on the right, the washed and pressed wet- finished half. Quite a bit of shrinkage. I soaked it in hot water with Dawn dish soap to release any spinning oils, or natural oils. I agitated it just a little after it soaked a bit, then rinsed in warm water, rolled it in a towel and hung it to air dry.
Just a comparison of the pressed sample and the unfinished half. It passed the properly finished test--I couldn't poke my fingernail between the weave.
I actually like the backside, too. It looks more plaid than the front.
From this view, it looks sort of three dimensional, almost like waves. I like it! Now, to get the rest of the 7 yards woven. I'm going, I'm going!