Re: washing wool with vinegar
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Maura Folsom"
> When I've had to remove finishes from fabric, I've tried both. BYFAR,
> marinating the fabric in a half-and-half water/vinegar solutionfor 25
> hours was more effective. Good thing vinegar is cheap! Also, if yousmell ...odd
> have a plastic conatiner with a lid, or a spare bathroom that you
> don't use much, I'd advise using that, as this tends to
> while it's doing its thing.tub.
> This was followed by rinsing THOROUGHLY and washing by hand in my
> After removing a plastic-y coating, I would absolutely prewash a
> swatch before trying to machine wash it, since removing the coating
> can change drastically how the fabric washes up.
> Oh - I've found that wools that smell like perm solutions when wet
> (another chemical tactic used to 'set the weave' or prevent
> in modern fabric production) respond farily well to a 3:1 waterKind
> vinegar bath. It SIGNIFICANTLY reduces the permanent-wave smell.
> of like the 'neutralizer solution' in home perm kits.Thanks!!! I haven't found any with the "perm solution" smell yet,
but thank you for the warning about this one as well.