Here are the steps I do to go though the wet-finish process after I cut the wraps from the loom:
- hem the edges
- fix the broken threads and any thread skips
- put the fabric in the dryer with low temperature and rubber balls, to soften the yarn, if the yarn allows, or
- dry it on a rack
- check for any skipped threads that I missed earlier
- embroider the middle markers
- wash the wraps on recommended settings
- dry them
- pack for shipping.
I use the least scented fabric detergent, as I am scent-sensitive. I don’t use fabric softener in the washer or dryer.
Cat allergy alert: I have 5 cats at home, and as much I clean and wash, I cannot guarantee that the wrap is 100% cat hair free. Weaving also adds dust bunnies (some yarns shed more lint than others, but all of them do), so I am vigilant on my vacuuming duty. I weave with the door closed, to avoid cat hair woven in, and I do not let cats to touch the fabric.
However, if you’re allergic to cats, please exercise caution and refrain from ordering the wraps from me.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.