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March 24, 2010

Burn baby burn



Burn baby, burn
Is it a viscose inferno?
Burn baby, burn
Work out what I found.


The purchase of a mystery print from a thrift shop, seemed like the perfect excuse to set something alight.



Man-made or natural? I secretly hoped the whisper soft, lusterous yard was something special.



But frankly identifying fabric using fire, was harder than I imagined. It didn't want to ignite. Even with my concerted arson-round.



It wasn't until I consulted this ready reckoner that I realised this wasn't such a bad thing. It seems the stinky, charred remains were most likely silk ( ... and possibly the best $1.00 I have ever spent on fabric).

11 comments:

  1. Aha, now I get it! Excellent science - and excellent buy :)

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  2. What a buy!! ANd love your techique- more mess the better I say.xo

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  3. Oh, you gotta be happy with that. Getting to play with matches AND a great score of fabric as well.

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  4. Oh, you're brain is wierd! What a cool song! I remembered burning in Textiles and Design- din't know about the great flowchart though!

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  5. Wow! A good buy! (had to laugh at the fabric inferno words)

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  6. I was about to pipe up and get all expert while I was reading that... tell you that it looked like silk to me. Where was the internet and nice little flow-charts when I was studying for my Textiles exam at RMIT?

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  7. ooh fire! ;p great buy for a $1.00

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  8. Ahhh, Liesl, such a nerd. I approve. And SILK? Woohoo! I think I might just go and take a match to my stash now... whatever is left must be the good stuff, right?

    Errr, no.

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  9. Phew.... I am so pleased to see that it is you playing with matches and not the boys!

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  10. I'm so impressed that you managed to get a pic while a match was still burning! Nice buy too

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  11. Oh, what fun! And a very satisfying conclusion, too!

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