What does Mercerised Cotton Mean?

 

We love out crafts at Squeakerchimp but have always wondered what ‘Mercerised’ means. Going up on Thursday are 10 balls of the stuff so it was time to find out. Here is what we now know –

Mercerization is a treatment for cotton fabric and thread that gives fabric or yarns a lustrous appearance and strengthens them. The process is applied to cellulosic materials like cotton or hemp.

So now you know too!

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How are wool blankets woven?

Today we are getting some listings ready to post up on Thursday 22/05/2014. One of them is for a Vintage Pure Wool Blanket by Wormald and Walker Ltd.

Whilst researching them we came across this fascinating film from 1936 which shows the mill in action – Click here to see the short film.