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Help! My chenille got eaten!

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Category Weaving
Type Accessory
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Rayon-chenille

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What can I do to save my fringe?!? Please help, everyone!

11/09/2013 Flag

If you leave a long weft thread at the beginning and end you can stitch half a dozen or so warp threads together on the loom itself. It saves hours of frustration trying to tidy it up afterwards! :-)

12/09/2013 Flag

Aw this is lovely Amanda. I love the bold contrast you get with strong colours.

12/09/2013 Flag

Thanks Michelle. Sadly my fringe was eaten by my washer/dryer. I'm trying to find a lingerie bag to put them into for cleaning the next time.

12/13/2013 Flag

Ah, well you can always comb it down to a fine fluffy texture. It takes a bit of work but the results are lovely x

12/13/2013 Flag

Chenille is a tricky fiber and need special care. When I weave with chenille, I weave the fringe with acrylic yarn, the do the wet finishing, the unweave the fringe. The acrylic is pretty easy to pull out. Then after that I always dry clean chenille. Because of the way it's constructed, after several washings, the chenille will start to fall apart.

05/31/2014 Flag