Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Indian Shawls & Wraps & Their Care

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Indian Shawls Wraps & Their Care
Indian shawls are known for being quite durable clothing. However, it does not mean that they are impervious from looking tired and worn. Piling is a term that is used to refer to the bits of fluff that appear on the surface of shawls after repeated use. They are caused when the surface of the fabric comes in contact with other surfaces. This is a normal reaction of fabric to being in use. Remember that just because piling is normal that does not mean that you have to live with it. In order to prevent piling from happening to your shawls, it is best if the garment is hand-washed. Placing the fabric in a washing machine can put a lot of stress on it because of the harsh tumbling motions.

Indian Wool Shawls
It is particularly important to use a gentler method of washing for items that have loose threads, embellishments and openwork patterns. This is because these styles are more easily snagged. If hand-washing is not an option, make sure to turn the garment inside out before tossing it in the wash. For shawls that already exhibit traces of piling, all hope is not lost. There is a device called a fabric shaver that is readily available in most department or household stores. These can remove the pills, or the bits of fabric that make the garment look worn. Fabric shavers work best with flat knits.

On the other hand, knits with textures or patterned services because they can be damaged. For loose threads, a knit-picker can be used. This is a tool with hooks to draw the thread from the outside to the inside. It is easy to find a knit-picker as most sewing shops carry them.

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