I’m making preparations to sew a hood, and I have scrap fabric that I thought would be perfect – supposedly wool. Well, it’s been tortured (washed and dried) just in case I didn’t do it the first time, and again, I was looking carefully at the fabric and thinking, hmmm…. did a burn test, and no, it’s not wool. It might be a blend, at least, but pure wool wouldn’t produce that sort of nasty chemical smell!
However, it started me on another train of thought – it can be tricky for me to be sure of what I’m identifying based on the web resources out there (this one is particularly nice) – the descriptions are good, but some are so similar I’m not sure I’m getting it right. So – wouldn’t it be a great project to get some fabric bits – pieces where you were very confident of the fabric content – and do a burn chart like that linked above except including photos of the fabric while burning and of the ash residue. So, questions – would it be useful? Does it already exist? and assuming the answers to the above are yes and no, do you want to help? My stash doesn’t have all fabric types, after all!