Friday, April 5, 2013
Alex, the Answer Man from Aurifil!
We have been so lucky weather wise on these trips back and forth. Spring is definitely here which means intermittent showers but so far we have been dodging them and as HH said we loaded a U Haul in the middle of a snow storm...a little wet is no problem. Especially when it helps dampen down the pollen!
My embroidery drama was read by Alex from Aurifil and he left a comment that is worth passing on because we love our Aurifil and this is good stuff directly from the source!
"Anna, I am Alex from Aurifil http://www.facegook.com/alexveronelli. what you got is not "fading." when a thread bleeds it loses its original color. also when a thread bleeds the color there is no way to remove it from the fabric as it brings with all the dyestuff that will fix it on the fabric...gosh forever. so if you will ever see a thread that loses the original color will be pretty hard to remove the stain....nearly impossible. If instead it keeps the original red 9kn this care) means that the thread did not released its color but was just an overcharge of colorant dust deposited on the thread surface that left the fiber and went on the fabric. In this case the dye stuff will not fix it on the aric so with a second washing all the stains will go away...( could even take a thrid wash if the stain is huge...but keep washing it will go away for sure)My suggestion is to wash at 60 degrees (140) for 90 minutes. Your soaking solution seems made the same good.
The over charge of colorant release is pretty common in cotton textiles and it's not considered a defect. Do not hesitate to contact me for further informations or questions. http://about.me/alexveronelli "
Thanks Alex! Now I am heading back to my below minimum wage job of packing...although the present house looks like a bomb went off...Tonight we sleep in our new home!