This is our recommended method for washing our wares. It is important to remember that wool products shrink and/or felt (band or mass together) when they undergo temperature changes while wet (i.e., the greater the temperature change and/or agitation, the greater the risk of shrinking and felting). Machine washing is therefore extremely hard on the fibers we use. For prime hand washing conditions, please follow these perameters:
- Use only mild neutral soap
- Do not use chlorine bleach or any other detergent
Set iron on the “wool” setting and add water for steam. Always use steam heat when pressing. Use a cloth when top pressing.
Storing to Preserve
It is important to make sure the item is completely dry before storing, and to also ensure it is protected from moths (e.g., store items in cedar chests, plastic zip-lock containers, or sealed plastic tubs). Sachets of dried lavender can also be helpful. We do not recommend using mothballs.
Care Instructions for Merino Wool
Dry clean only.