A while back I ordered these sample packs of fabric from Dharma Trading just to see what fabrics are what. And to play a bit maybe. I also like to know how a needle goes through the fabric.
|Viscose [Rayon-a pure cellulose] Challis. Needle slides nicely thru the white part of the fabric, not the inked part because it's not rinsed well.|
And an even longer while ago, I had gotten a Dr. Ph Martin's India Ink set for Stephanie.
So since the inks, and Steph, were home for the summer, I thought I would play a bit. These are 6 different fabrics, un-washed, that I dropped some ink onto...and a little water....and some salt on a couple. Then put the tray on top of the fridge and left them for 2 days. I then rinsed them out a bit and pressed with an iron to dry. The samples come with the fabric name and other info, sticker-ed on them.