Instructions for Wool and Silk
Instructions for Silk
Natural coloured silk
should always be washed by hand. Different coloured pieces should
be washed separately. Please always use a mild detergent as Conlei
or neutral soap. The water should have bathing temperature and
you have to rinse at least three times. Please spin the silk or
press it carefully in a towel afterwards. Then the damp silk should
be ironed with steam. It depends on your speed and your ability
of ironing whether you set your iron on linen, cotton or silk.
Instructions for Wool
Woollen clothes always
have to be washed by hand as wet wool must not be moved intensively.
The water should have bathing temperature and you should use a
mild detergent, such as Conlei, neutral soap, soap splints or
soft soap. You should rinse at least three times and lower the
temperature with each pass.Then the wool should be well spun.
If you don't possess a spin dryer you could use the corresponding
programme of your washing machine (without using the rinse programme).
It is advisable to put the woollen clothes into a pillow slip
or another textile bag. Afterwards shake the woolen clothes well,
unfold them carefully on a towel and pull into shape. Then beat
them a bit with your flat hand, smoothen them and let them dry
lying on a towel. Do not iron, it would ruin the wool.
Instructions for Hand-Spun Wool
The hand-spun wool
has to be washed before being knitted. By washing the wool the
twist thread is set.
The woollen thread
becomes looser, fluffs up and gets shorter. In order to wash the
spun wool you have to wind up a hank. In case you don't have a
reel (you could possibly make a cross reel >Niddy Noddy<
yourself), you could use a big book, the back of a chair or use
your hand stretching your thumb away from your fingers rolling
up the yarn between hand and ellbow. The hanks are to be tied
up together loosely two to four times so that they don't get all
tangled up during the washing process. The yarn - whether the
wool has been cleaned or not - should be cleaned with a mild detergent
at bathing temperature. In order to fix the twist it is advisable
to use a good detergent. Please rinse well afterwards, spin and
shake the hank well so that the threads are all sorted within.
Then lay out flat to dry or hang up.
A woollen hank has to be shaken well after washing
It is not sensible to use weights to dry as the woollen material
is very elastic and would stretch.
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