Happy Color Recipe Friday – Update
The laundry is done and the results are in!
• #1: Not pre-wash before and not washed after stamping. Only heat set with iron.
• #2: Not pre-washed. Heat set with iron. Washed in HOT water and tumble dry on high.
• #3: Pre-washed. Heat set with iron. Washed in COLD water and lay flat to dry. Iron while still damp.
• #4: Not pre-washed. Heat set with iron. Washed in COLD water and tumble dry on high.
Pre-washing makes a big difference (#3)!
I am amazed how well the ink color held with very little fading on the sample that was pre-washed. It almost looks like the sample that hadn’t been washed (#1). Honestly, I think it looks a little better than sample #1, because the fibers come closer together after washing.
I was a bit surprised there wasn’t much difference between washing in hot water or cold water (#2 & #3 – both not pre-washed ). it looks like the one washed in hot water held up a bit better….. but either way, without pre-washing, a bit of ink faded.
The cocktail napkin its self being 100% cotton, did shrink a little when drying in a hot dryer, but keep its original size when left to dry flat and iron damp.
So there you have it …. Pre-wash is a must and dry flat when possible or very low heat when using a dryer.
Have a wonderful weekend… See ya on Monday with more from the Kitchen! 🙂