Sunday, January 23, 2011

Panty Hose Trick

A few people requested "The Panty Hose Trick" so I thought I would try to show it.

First of all, thanks to my friend, Dana, who told me about this when I complained about my last painted warp being so tangled!  Dana has a degree in Fibers, so I should have asked her about this before I started painting warps....but who knew????

Scrunch up the panty hose leg (just like you do when you're putting them on!)  Grab one end of your painted warp in the toe and start pulling it into the leg of the hose.

Remember:  the leg of the hose will S T R E T C H a lot (they have to to go on me!)  It's just like filling a casing with sausage!!!

I loaded one pre-rinsed warp in one leg and the other warp in the second leg.  To be on the safe side, I tied a knot in the waist band so they couldn't escape.   Then I put them in the washer on low water level, cold water, and let them go through a whole wash/rinse cycle.

Afterwards, I just carefully removed each warp from their "leg" and hung them to dry.  There were NO tangles!!!  Such a simple solution to the problem!
I hope this helps!


FiberGeek said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. I will definitely try it next time I dye a painted warp or yarn.

Linda said...

Did you use a color catcher or was the dye not a problem?

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This is definitely going on my list of Useful Tips.

I'd like to see more about using the horizontal warping mill. I have one, but haven't used it yet I'm planning some longer warps, and am sure it would be easier if I could get it figured out. I'm sure there are more tips there too.

Bonnie said...

Thanks, LouAnn. Good to know.

Roxie said...

Well that's too cool for school! Do you want my panty hose when they get runs in them?

Maggie said...

Brilliant! Thanks, Dana & LouAnn!

Tina J said...

Great idea Lou Ann. That is what I love about reading blogs, you can really learn some useful stuff!