Laura Fry showed us in her seminar how to wet finish many different types of cloth. I am encouraged to attend more to how I finish my own handwoven cloth and jacquard work. The wet finshing adds stability and improves greatly the handle of the cloth. I may wet finish some of my hand-woven bands, which I have never thought of before.
Here is an example of a pre and post finish cloth. I believe Laura wove this cloth using cotton across a hemp warp – a dramatic difference.