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Identify Fiber Content with a Burn Test

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Identify Fiber Content with a Burn Test

From our friends at Fabric Mart we have a good list of how fibers react to burning. These differences help us identify fiber content. VERY useful when you pull out a long held fabric from your stash and there's no label! Be sure to visit Fabric Mart and refer a friend for free shipping!  First, Precautions: Use caution during burn test. Use a metal bucket, an old tuna tin or a glass ashtray. Do not use plastic containers. Always have water nearby or have some in the bottom of your burn dish. The Method: Cut a 1” long triangular shaped...

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