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Thursday, November 29, 2012
New selvage fabric
I ordered 65 lbs of selvage from Leesburg looms in Ohio recently. I usually get a nice assortment of cotton selvage in nice bags full. This time 2 of the bags had a different fiber so I called them but guess they are middle men/(lady) and didn't know the answer. I took a sample to weaving class and the instructor did his tried and true method of testing, lit a piece with his lighter. He can tell by the smell and how it burns if it is wool, cotton, or synthetic. It was synthetic as I figured, prob polyester. Anyway it turned out real pretty, The color is more golden than the picture shows. I washed and dried the rug to get a better feel for how it would turn out. It is quite soft and for some reason smells like downey!