Shrink effects

Being a print designer, for shrink effects I mostly work with a chemical bath, whereas weave designers will typically use special yarns with shrinking properties. But in the end, it’s mostly weaving mill that buy my designs.


For chemical shrink a type of caustic soda is used that requires a very disciplined way of working; rubber gloves at all times, a bucket with a mixture of water and acid, plus indicator paper to check the acidity of all the fluids used for this technique.


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