Viscose is the most natural of the synthetic fibers because it’s made from the cellulose from plant cells. After being dissolved out for spinning into thread it returns to being pure cellulose without chemical alteration. Viscose can be manufactured plain or shiny, as required. Depending on its sheen, delicate qualities or curliness, viscose can therefore look like silk, cotton or wool, and even typical linen fibers can be easily reproduced.
Viscose characteristics: Viscose is more absorbent than cotton but not as robust when wet.
Viscose fabric care: Viscose can be washed by hand or machine-washed with delicate detergent on the delicate cycle at 30 to 40 degrees C. Viscose should not be rubbed, wrung, spun or dried in the drier, but hung up when soaking wet or rolled in a cloth to carefully squeeze out the water. Press viscose at a silk setting while still damp, with a steam iron or under a damp cloth. Viscose cannot be dry-cleaned. Being composed of wood-fibre, the fabric by its very nature retains water, so it can take a long time to dry on a clothesline.
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.