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Posted on: 7/5/03 11:26 PM
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This tip was included in an email from Since I had often...okay, occasionally...wondered whether there was a right side/wrong side to these fabrics, I was glad to learn the answer before I made something that had to be worn inside out:

Confused by wicking knits?? Sprinkle water on both sides of the fabric and the side that absorbs the water fastest is the WRONG side.

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Gigi Louis said... (5/5/05 12:40 PM) Reply
Karla, it did work for me on the Power Dry I bought from MaryBeth's coop. Beads of water just sit on the top of the stuff I bought from Wazoodle.
Karla Kizer said... (5/5/05 12:11 PM) Reply
Now gang, all I did was repeat information I saw somewhere. I make no personal guarantees that this works. In fact, I tried it on some alleged wicking lycra, and either I am visually challenged, or the stuff I got is an equal-opportunity "wicker". It's going to take better corrective lenses and an upgraded stopwatch for me to decide which side is the right one.
Gigi Louis said... (5/5/05 7:56 AM) Reply
Well, that proves it. The PD I ordered from Wazoodle doesn't just look like swimsuit fabric, it IS swimsuit fabric!
AnneM said... (5/4/05 4:18 PM) Reply
Now that's a pretty practical approach, isn't it!
Maria Hatfield said... (7/7/03 4:19 PM) Reply
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !! i dont know how many times i made something with the wrong side... lol... Thanks
els said... (7/6/03 9:56 AM) Reply
Great tip thanks.
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