Washing guide?

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Washing guide?

Postby imaginaryanna » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:34 am

I'm so happy to see so many informative guides! Reading through them, I feel like I have already learned so much more than I knew before!

There is one gap that I have found, however.... washing. How does one properly wash a project?

I had the unfortunate experience of attempting to wash some candy cane ornaments one year.... my nice white stripes turned marbly pink.... I haven't attempted it since, but I was probably doing something terribly wrong!

Does anyone have a great method for washing to recommend?

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Re: Washing guide?

Postby Batboard » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:27 pm

I use water and a few drops, literally like 3 or 4 , of dawn dish soap. I use my casserole dish, clean of course, but you can use anything to just submerge the work in it. Let it sit for a while, I pick it up and let the water run out of the fabric and put it back in for a while longer. And really that's all I do. Just wash your hands when you do anything to decrease the amount of oils you get on it. I know there is a thread about washing and all that in the techniques/guides section of the forum.

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Re: Washing guide?

Postby Eliste » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:11 am

Cold water, a few drops of dishwashing liquid. It's more soak, than wash.

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Re: Washing guide?

Postby Firehawke » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:24 am

My family usually uses a cold water soak with a little Woolite, then we wrap it up in a towel to help squeeze the water up. Then we either put in on a different towel, a drying rack, or hang it up on one of those skirt/pants hangers with the clips so it can dry.
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Re: Washing guide?

Postby La Mer » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:01 pm

This was very helpful. Thank you for sharing.

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