29538Re: Wool-buying advice
- Feb 28, 2003
> As for fulling, I don't think it's in the budget. According to "Dailyhand-kneading in
> Life in Chaucer's England" fulling involves lots of
> cold water, followed by stretching it on a special frame to holddown
> shrinkage. The result can also be achieved by throwing thefabric in
> the wash with a pair of old sneakers, but the shrinkage isabout 60%.
> I don't have that kind of time or money.I have NEVER had wool shrink that much in the wash. The most
I have ever experienced is around 20% shrinkage and that was
the worst by far.
Take wool. Throw in washer on hottest setting. Pour in a capful
of baby shampoo. Wash. Rinse on cold setting if you can
control it. Throw damp wool in dryer on hot.
You're done! An hour of your time and $1.50 in the local
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