Scouring, or washing, raw wool is all about chemical reactions. Once you understand the way soap reacts with grease and water temperature you are golden. I did a quick video on how to wash wool if anyone is interested in seeing my side of the golden fleece.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Turning poop into gold
I received this Blueface Leicester fleece about a month ago. I finally threw it on the skirting table and man was I surprised. It was the dirties, greasiest, stinkiest fleece I ever had. This was going to be a scouring challenge. I soaked part of the fleece in a huge bucket of cold water overnight. The next day I washed it in super hot water with Dawn dishwashing liquid. It was so dirty I had to wash it twice. I rinsed it two times and in the final rinse I added a little Unicorn Rinse. Right after the final rinse I chucked it in a pot of dye. Man did it ever turn out lovely, shiny and silky soft.