When I here these two dreaded words, I want to run for the hills. However....add in the word VINTAGE and magically this task becomes one of my most rewarding chores of the day.
So if you are reading this I can only assume you are as obsessed with vintage as I am. Hello new best friend! Lol 😂
So here we go......... Washing Wool
Step 1: Carefully inspect your garment. This means locate any moth holes, snags, stains or areas of concern. It’s very important to pretreat these areas because washing often can make these issues worse. So do some mending and pretreat small stains. When using a stain remover always test a small hidden area for color loss and make sure your fabric is stable.
Step 2: Items you will need are
-A washing tub, large sink, or bath tub for larger garments like coats.
-Baking soda or washing soda
-Woolite laundry soap -Distilled white vinegar -Several large white towels -A flat, warm drying area
Step 3: fill tub with cool water, estimate enough to cover the garment
Note: never use hot water.
Add in about two cups soda. Mix well and gently place your garment in the tub. Keeping it as flat as possible.
Note: Wool is a fiber that will changes shape when wet. Using gentle agitation is important.
Allow your garment to soak for about an hour or so. Baking soda helps buildup and grime to lift and soften. Also helps deodorize any smells.
Step 4: drain water, press garment toward the bottom of the tub. You don’t need to remove all water from garment at this time because..... Step 5: Refill tub with cool water and add your Woolite. Gently massage your garment. Picking up sleeves, collar and hem line to lightly scrub with finger to help remove grime. These areas are where soil makes are likely the heaviest. At this time you can also slosh garment back and forth to mix in your detergent. I like to let my garment soak again for about a half hour and then come back to check if it is still leaching dirt. If my garment looks clean I move to the next step. See washing Wool part 2 #theforgottenfinery#washingwool#laundryday#vintagelover#diy
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