This is very much a personal choice, however, if you’re going to go to the expense and effort of sewing a quilt then I’d prewash. Smaller items that aren’t getting washed, well for me that’s another story. Weeks shares her insights and they are very helpful! Link to post.
A new online textile magazine, hand eye magazine, with a wide variety of topics such as sustainability, traditions and history, and well as featuring artists and exhibitions and looking at materials and processes. Promises to be a fantastic read and resource. With articles such as ‘The old language of indigo‘ and inside indigo – looking at the processes and traditions of Indigo dyeing [If you want to indigo dying at home there is an indepth article here.]
Happy Chaos – the story of Cape Town’s Mielie Studio – turning scraps from South Africa’s fashion and textile industries into hooked rugs and other homewares : African Velvets – looking at the tructure and improvisation of Central African Kuba cloth.
[thanks sknitter and ina]