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How to Conduct a Burn Test (and WHY you should!)

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How to Conduct a Burn Test (and WHY you should!)

Post  AnaIkimaru on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:07 am

Burn tests are often used to help one determind the fibers in a kimono, or any textile for that matter. Simple snip a small little peice if a peice an be found- for example on an unlined kimono, snip a little where the kimono is tucked under from the hem, AFTER the sewing line. (not in between the two sides!).

Here are some links describing the results per the fiber:


Burn ChartBurn Result Descriptions
Another Results Chart
A Video on what NOT to do- always use tweezers!

Be safe when you conduct your test!
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