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Use by dates on yarn


Re: Use by dates on yarn
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 23:06:16 PM »
By 'wool' I assume you mean the stuff grown on a sheep rather than a synthetic fibre such as acrylic.

No textile is indestructable, but UV light will seriously weaken the natural fibres especially.  That's why museum exhibits are kept in the dark as much as possible.

A woollen yarn which has been chewed at by moths with already be in short lengths, a weakened yarn will initially be intact but will break very easily.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.