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Thread: Washing Batiks & Knowing What's the Right Side

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    Junior Member SallySaidSew's Avatar
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    Question Washing Batiks & Knowing What's the Right Side

    I am getting ready to pre-wash my first set of batik fabrics after reading many posts advising to do this before cutting. My question is how will I know what the right side is vs the wrong side after washing and drying?
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    if you can't tell .... it probably doesn't matter (at least, that's my philosophy)
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    same here .... I just choose the side that looks best for what I want to do. Just as long as you're consistent I don't think it matters.
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    I didn't know there was a right or wrong side. I suggest you use Retayne. Here is an interesting article.... http://www.batiks.com/a_batik.html

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    Sometimes the design is a little sharper on the front. But whatever looks good to you is all that matters. What I do is to mark the back of the yardage with a chalk pencil before I cut, just a rough grid a bit smaller than the pieces I plan to cut. Then I only have to decide once which side is which.

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    Right side is the smooth side.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I still need to get the Retayne this weekend so I get these fabrics washed.
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