• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 

Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Did a search but nothing came up...

anyone know if viscose is ok for spinning? It's really just modified cellulose so from the chemist point of view it should be okay, was just wondering if anyone knew for definite or had tried it?

You know, those clothes makers really could stop putting "keep away from fire" on EVERYTHING, and only leave it on stuff that'll actually melt! rolleyes


"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

Delete Topic

MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Only one way to find out... Hold a flame to some for a couple seconds. If it gets set ablaze, dont wear it. If it melts, dont wear it.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

Delete

Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:yeah, that's exactly what I DIDN'T want to do with my new pair of trousers ubblol hug will let you know the result though if noone else has already done it and tells me wink

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

Delete

kash
GOLD Member since May 2006

kash

Dangerous cynic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 166
Posted:I wouldn't say so.
As a poi spinner, I havn't tried it, but as a dressmaker I would say no. I have seen certain types of viscose (usually the finer crepe) shrivel up or even burn under a medium-hot iron. So even though it is a plant based synthetic, it still behaves like oil based synthetics (polyester etc) and could still melt into your skin.
I just checked my fabric reference and even heavyweight viscose shouldn't be ironed hotter than medium which suggests it doesn't go well with heat.


Delete

kash
GOLD Member since May 2006

kash

Dangerous cynic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 166
Posted:Oh it also occurred to me that viscose is also known as rayon, if that helps.

Delete

Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted: Written by: Birgit


that's exactly what I DIDN'T want to do with my new pair of trousers



I think you just answered your own question... If you don't want to damage or soot-up your new trousers...don't spin fire with them...

biggrin biggrin


HoP Posting Guidelines
* Is it the Truth?
* Is it Fair to all concerned?
* Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
* Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Delete

Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:tongue well, you know, they're nice for spinning and no-spinning, so if they get damaged by soot etc it's not a problem, but if I just start melting them for the fun of it it's wasted money wink

thanks guys smile will keep them in the closet for now and spin in the good old cottons!


"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

Delete

ducky2108


ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:http://www.swicofil.com/viscose.html
br>
This website has this to say about rayon viscose.

"because of it's excessive flammability, it inspired the flammable fabrics act.The FFA was enacted by the U.S.Department of Commerce in 1953 in reponse to public concern over a number of serious burn accidents invovling brushed rayon high pile sweaters (referred to as "torch sweaters") and children's cowboy chaps which could catch fire and flash burn."


Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"

Delete


Similar Topics

Using the keywords [viscose clothe*] we found the following similar topics.
1. Forums > Viscose clothes [7 replies]
2. Forums > Fire/poi clothes [24 replies]
3. Forums > when you just cant let clothes go [5 replies]
4. Forums > sewing corner/sourcing clothes [3 replies]
5. Forums > starch on clothes, hard to burn? [17 replies]

     Show more..