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Bathing Wool Finished Objects?


#1

Can anyone advise me what to “bathe” Lamb’s Pride, or any handwash wool, in?


#2

There are many specialty wool soaps like Eucalan and Soak, but I usually just use Dr. Bronner’s or just regular shampoo! (particularly of the natural and/or gentle variety) More important that what soap you use is just to use lukewarm water and let it soak without agitating it.


#3

Thx much for the recommendation Sarah!!
Karyn


#4

I did a Carbeth in Lamb’s Pride and I used Eucalan. Turned out beautifully. I’m currently working on the Station Wagon Blanket and the only thing I will probably do differently is to add a capful of color fixative to the cauldron! Good luck!


#5

Thank you so much for your advice!
I’ll give it a try. Karyn


#6

I’m a Soak user, but the best hint I found was to put the soap in the sink, run the water in as high as necessary, then drop the FO gently on top of the suds, and leave it there until it sinks into the water, so the object is totally saturated. I find that usually takes about an hour, and I’ve been very pleased with the results.


#7

Ooo, that’s a really good idea!! I’ll do it;) thx much


#8

You won’t believe what I ended up soaking my mitered cross and garter squares in; Johnson’s baby head to toe wash!!


#9

Soak. If I’m desperate, the simplest shampoo on my shelf.


#10

I’ve since tried Kookaburra, a nice product I picked up at my lys. Made with tea tree oil which smells horrible (to me) but there’s a lavender scented one I bought!