CARING FOR YOUR FIBER ART
Because felted wool is naturally odor and dirt repellent, you will find that you will rarely need to wash it. Brushing it with a stiff bristled brush will often take care of any surface dirt. If washing becomes necessary, follow the steps below:
- Use look warm or tepid water with a little wool wash or no rinse detergent in it.
- Submerge your piece and let it soak for a few minutes.
- Gently swish it through the water a few times.
- Rinse thoroughly, using the same temperature water and the same method.
- Gently sqeeze the item to remove excess water, DO NOT wring like a rag.
- Roll up in a towel to remove more water if desired.
- Pull back into shape.
- Depending on the piece, you can lay flat to dry, or stuff with plastic bags or an appropriately sized (plastic covered) book.
- You will need to turn it over and/or remove stuffing to fully dry.
- Ironing is optional, but not necessary.
- If your bag develops pills, you may remove them with scissors, but a pumice stone is ideal. If the pills are on needle felting, do not pull or rub, but trim with scissors.