What do you recommend for preparing the different materials prior to use? You mention soaking the canvas and leaving to dry but what is recommended for the other materials? I have read that the woollen fabric should be wrapped in a damp sheet for two hours and then pressed before use. Is that necessary or will a good streaming be sufficient?
What about the Silesia pocketing and the linen reinforcement? Should they be treated like the canvases and soaked and left to dry to remove their sizing? All of my materials for coat, waistcoat, and trousers have arrived from Dugdales (who are fantastic to deal with) and I wanted to ensure they are prepared correctly before I started.
Many thanks as always. Jeremy