Monday, July 24, 2006
Mason Dixon KAL: July 2006
Hi! I've been lurking for awhile now and have enjoyed so much looking at everyone's warshcloths and other lovely projects. Since I haven't been here that long, I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before. I've read several posts about the cotton yarn fading. Years ago a woman at a needlecraft shop passed along to me the tip of dipping my finished cotton cloths in a mixture of part vinegar/part water before using them for the first time, to help prevent fading. It has worked very well for me and the colors of my cloths have stayed vivid for a much longer time. Just wanted to pass this tip along in case there was anyone who hadn't heard of it. :)
*runs off to make dipping instruction note cards to gift with ballbands*
No,I don't bother to let the cloth dry before washing it.
I generally use a round cake pan for dipping, and I leave the cloth in the vinegar/water mixture for a few minutes on each side, turning it over to make sure it all gets covered. Then I just take it out and start washing with it, using my dishwashing liquid.
Hope it works well for you and everyone else! :)