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Washing guide?

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:34 am
by imaginaryanna
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?

Re: Washing guide?

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:27 pm
by Batboard
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.

Re: Washing guide?

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:11 am
by Eliste
Cold water, a few drops of dishwashing liquid. It's more soak, than wash. ... son-1.html

Re: Washing guide?

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:24 am
by Firehawke
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.

Re: Washing guide?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:01 pm
by La Mer
This was very helpful. Thank you for sharing.