How to add steam skins to your garden? You could begin with just adding water and adding some fabric or felt to help the skins stick. Then the next thing you know, you will have enough added skins to cover a whole patch of plants, flowers, trees, bushes and a row of fence posts!
You can use a small towel to gather up the fabric to place over the top of the plant and place the base cloth or a small container to collect the water, which is then placed in a cup by using a kitchen pot. When it is time to add more cloth to the top, just add a little water until the liquid is flowing over the top of the plant.
Once you have added enough water, you can turn on the steam and let it do all the work for you. All you need to do is simply close up the container and then place the plant or other plant to be covered in fabric in a dark place until the water in the pot evaporates. This should take about three hours. Once the water in the pot has been completely evaporated, you can open the lid and there you have it, added skins.
The same method can be used on plants that are covered in fabric like cotton, raffia, linen, bamboo, reed and wool. If the fabric is relatively thick, the process may take longer than for a thin cloth.
In fact, you can make the process even easier when you know how to add steam skins. Since the fabric is already moist, you can try to add some moisture to the fabric by rubbing it with a stick or what has been called a “hand soap” which comes from beeswax.
The process is called “grinding” and it is very easy to do by placing the towel or cloth on a damp towel. After it is damp, you can grab a brush, which is great for this type of work, to “grind” the cloth and release the water inside. As soon as you see that the cloth is ready, just wipe it off with another towel.
If you want to add moisture to the fabric, you can brush the fabric by holding it in front of a flame until it becomes warm and then wiping it with a damp cloth. Just remember to allow enough time for the fabric to dry before putting anything in it to protect it from getting burned.
Another way to add moisture to the fabric is to place the fabric in a pan of water and let it steep for a few minutes, while you hold the fabric between your hands and swirl it around. Then you can use a clean piece of cloth to wipe the fabric until it is completely dry. Even if you do not soak the fabric for too long, the fabric will still absorb water.