I bought fabric for curtains today and the care of it said it might crock, which means it can rub off on other items. if I spray it with Scotchgard, will this prevent this. The fabric is cotton and said to dry clean only.
I don't know the answer to this one. Don't think I have ever seen this before.
Is there a way to contact the manufacturer of the fabric to ask them?
The only other thing I can think of is to ask either a Dry Cleaner or ask a local Quilting shop. They may have dealt with this before. Putting something on the fabric could discolor it.
Julienne, Mid MO
If you know the name of the manufacturer of the fabric, I would contact them.
Thank you for your suggestions. I had not thought to call the manufacture, but I did and they were no help. They told me to call Jo Ann's, so I did that . The girl there offered suggestions, like to take a sample of the fabric and put the water protector on it and then ask a dry cleaners to see if the dye will run.
I did write to a cleaners and they said that the water protector will not protect it from " crocking"..I will say, I don't like that word. Can't they call it something else?
Thanks for the help here. I will enjoy the drapes for as long as I can when they get made and just hope that they will get cared for later.
That is so strange...never heard of a cotton that had to be dry cleaned. Strange indeed.
Very interesting. This seems to happen to over dyed fabrics. It is just the bleeding of color. Wash in cold water with a dye catcher. Don't wash with anything else. See this link. It has a pop up for an iPad app (if you use an iPad) but just click no and it goes right to the thread about cotton crocking. Interesting!
aka Grandma Sunshine
Oops, forgot the link. http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?topic=12012.0
That a crock! :)