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October 30, 2006



I can honestly say that I have never measured shrinkage on my chenille scarves. I have all of those lovely pages with all of those blank spaces that simply remain blank despite my best belief that I WILL measure and I WILL record. Warp calculation sheets I am pretty good with. After that......Sigh. Time to start thinking about new years resolutions. How about doing a card weaving sample about 5x5? That way you could measure your shrinkage and not waste a lot of the oh so expensive rayon chenille.


Oops, I forgot to say that chenille has to be woven quite tight due to its tendency to worm or unravel. Not a pretty sight. I have mine sett at 12 epi for plain weave and I have read that twill can go as high as 16 epi. I'm going to do a twill colour and weave with it sometime in the near future. It has been officially put in the queue. I'll let you know how it turns out although it may not see the light of day for another month. Such is my life.


good luck with the chenille!


Well, it's offical. I checked out the 'how many of you are there link'. Surprise, surprise. I'm the only one! Not to mention that they claim that my last name doesn't even exist. Again, surprise, surprise.

Hope your head is better today! Mine is. Hooray for heavy meds! :)


Hi Christine, I have to admit that I've never given much thought to the shrinkage of rayon chenille since I tend to recommend that it be dry cleaned rather than machine washed. I looked up rayon in my copy of Claire Shaeffer's
Fabric Sewing Guide, but all it says is that "some" rayons shrink. Not much help.

To add to Jackie's comment about sett, I use 16 epi for plain weave for my chenilles and have no problem with worming.

I'll be interested in your project.

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