Sitemap

Know About Life

How to Care for Merino Wool

2013-03-04   Views:1

Advertisement

According to Denver Fabrics, "merino wool fabric is made from the fleece of the merino sheep." This soft and luxurious fabric requires special cleaning and storage methods to extend the life of the material. Using the proper techniques to clean this

How to Care for Merino Wool

According to Denver Fabrics, "merino wool fabric is made from the fleece of the merino sheep." This soft and luxurious fabric requires special cleaning and storage methods to extend the life of the material. Using the proper techniques to clean this natural fibre properly will keep your wool hats, mittens and scarves looking fresh each winter season. Whether you own a sumptuous pashmina scarf or a cable-knit merino wool sweater, you can launder or dry clean your merino wool garments without damaging the fabric.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

Mild liquid soapSmall basinLarge towelDetergent made for woollensCedar chestPlastic containerCloth sachetCedar chipsCedar shavings

Instructions

1 Hand-wash your merino wool garment using cold water and mild liquid soap. Put a cap full of liquid soap and cold water into a small basin. Swirl the wool fabric into the soapy mixture. Submerge the garment for three to five minutes maximum to clean.

2 Rinse the wool garment with cold water thoroughly. Roll the wool item in a large towel to remove the water. Squeeze the towel gently; do not wring to remove excess water. Shape garment back to its original size.

3 Blot the garment dry with a towel. Dry the garment flat on a towel in a well-ventilated and cool area.

4 Follow the manufacturer's suggested cleaning directions for cleaning your machine-washable merino wool garments. Use a detergent made for woollens with a warm wash and gentle rinse cycle. According to Morehouse Farm's website, "strong alkaline solutions, such as laundry detergents, will damage wool."

5 Store your merino wool clothing after cleaning. Moths are more attracted to soiled woollens. After folding your merino wool fabrics, store in a cedar-lined chest or in an airtight plastic container, with a sachet filled with cedar chips or shavings.

Tips and warnings

Dry-clean any heavy sweaters and woven merino wool garments.

According to Ohio State University's website, "wool or silk can be severely damaged by liquid chlorine bleach, so this bleach should be avoided."

Do not put moth repellents or cedar chips directly onto the wool fabric. Place in a fabric bag with a drawstring before storing with your merino wool garments.

How to Care for Merino Wool

How to Care for Merino Wool

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-03-04Views:130

According to Denver Fabrics, "merino wool fabric is made from the fleece of the merino sheep." This soft and luxurious fabric requires special cleaning and storage methods to extend the life of the material. Using the proper techniques to clean this[More]

How to Care for Mini Rex Babies

How to Care for Mini Rex Babies

Category:FamilyRelease time:2012-03-30Views:130

The mini rex rabbit is a friendly, lovable breed of domestic rabbit that has become a popular pet. The breed is known for its small, round body, soft fur that resembles velvet and ears that are shorter than average for a rabbit. The mini rex also com[More]

How to Care for a Spayed Dog With Vomiting & Diarrhea

How to Care for a Spayed Dog With Vomiting & Diarrhea

Category:FamilyRelease time:2012-04-10Views:130

Vomiting and diarrhoea are common symptoms or ailments dogs experience after undergoing spay surgery. If not properly cared for in a timely manner, dogs that suffer frequent bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea could quickly become dehydrated and die, as[More]

How to Care for Physically Abused Cats

How to Care for Physically Abused Cats

Category:FamilyRelease time:2012-11-02Views:130

When you are adopting a new cat, you can never be sure of its prior history. However, you might discover evidence that the cat you selected has been physically abused. In this case you'll need to provide the right type of environment and a stable hom[More]

How to Care for a Poinsettia Plant Year Round

How to Care for a Poinsettia Plant Year Round

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-10-08Views:130

Poinsettias are beautiful potted plants that many of us receive each year in December. While they are gorgeous, their bloom is often temporary. The plant seems to wither and fade, and is eventually tossed to the curb. If you enjoy a challenge, you ca[More]

How to Care for a Hairless Chihuahua

How to Care for a Hairless Chihuahua

Category:FamilyRelease time:2013-11-20Views:130

Hairless chihuahuas are a toy breed of dog that has become popular among young celebrities who enjoy carrying them around Hollywood in special designer bags. Hairless chihuahuas aren't as hardy as other breeds, although they are active and enjoy a ni[More]

How to care for a newborn duckling

How to care for a newborn duckling

Category:FamilyRelease time:2014-07-28Views:130

Baby ducks can be fun to raise and play with whether you buy them at a feed and supply store or hatch them yourself from an incubator. Caring for a newborn duckling is not the same as raising baby chickens although there are a few similarities in car[More]

How to Care for Capuchin Monkeys

How to Care for Capuchin Monkeys

Category:FamilyRelease time:2014-10-25Views:130

Capuchin monkeys are illegal to own in many counties and states, with many bans in process as of May 2011. That being said, if you own a Capuchin monkey it's important to know how to care for it. Capuchin monkeys crave play and attention. Creating in[More]

How to Care for an Orange Tree in the Winter

How to Care for an Orange Tree in the Winter

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-12-07Views:130

Orange trees are accustomed to a warm climate. During the winter, they may need extra care to prevent frost damage and to ensure a plentiful crop of oranges when the warm weather returns. Whether you have one orange tree or an orchard full of them, l[More]

How to Care for Pig Skin

How to Care for Pig Skin

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-02-11Views:130

Often referred to as yuppie house pets, potbellied pigs came to the United States in 1985 from breeds originating in China and Vietnam, according to veterinarian Arlen Wilbers of Belly Draggers Ranch. With their sway backs, straight tails, perky ears[More]

How to care for tragus piercings

How to care for tragus piercings

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-02-16Views:130

The tragus is the small pointed part of the outer ear situated just in front of the ear canal. It can be pierced for the purpose of wearing jewellery but a tragus piercing can be more problematic to care for than other ear piercings because of the lo[More]

How to Care for a Horse That Split His Lip

How to Care for a Horse That Split His Lip

Category:FamilyRelease time:2012-02-20Views:130

Any type of mouth injuries to a horse are hard to treat. One sore, one cut, seems to multiply to many if allowed. A split lip is even more serious, and it should be treated as an emergency. Horses use their lips like we use our fingers. They feel thi[More]

How to Care for Python Snake Skin Handbags

How to Care for Python Snake Skin Handbags

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-04-02Views:130

A python snakeskin handbag is a serious investment. Exotic-skin handbags such as this are very expensive, so you want to pay careful attention to how you treat and care for the purse to ensure a long life. Skill level:Moderate Things you need Old clo[More]

How to Clean a Merino Wool Blanket

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-05-06Views:130

A Merino wool blanket is a very warm, luxurious piece of material. If you happen to spill something on the Merino wool blanket or get it dirty, you will not want to just throw the blanket in the wash as it will possibly tear the wool and the washing[More]

How to care for an Acer palmatum Japanese maple

How to care for an Acer palmatum Japanese maple

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-07-26Views:130

The Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) is an expensive tree prized for its brilliantly coloured foliage and wild aspect. Because it is so pricey, it is well worth the effort to learn how to properly care for it. Thankfully, it is a low-maintenance plant[More]

How to Care for Tarkett Seagrass

How to Care for Tarkett Seagrass

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-08-19Views:130

Tarkett is a maker of flooring whose product line ranges from fibre floors to laminates and more. Their Seagrass Laminate flooring, from the Cross Country Collection of designs, is fine-grained in appearance and available in a light (Japanese) colour[More]

How to Care for a Cambodian Buddha Statue

How to Care for a Cambodian Buddha Statue

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2012-08-24Views:130

For Cambodian Buddhists, as with all members of the religion, statues of the Buddha are an important component of religious practice. The physical images give Buddhists an opportunity to show love and respect to the Buddha and to his teachings by car[More]

How to Care for Newborn English Bulldog Puppies

How to Care for Newborn English Bulldog Puppies

Category:FamilyRelease time:2012-10-19Views:130

Your English Bulldog just brought a litter of puppies into the world and you may be wondering how you are going to care for these tiny tykes. Fortunately, the mother dog will likely take great care of the puppies and you won't have to intervene too m[More]

How to Care for a Burberry Raincoat

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-10-21Views:130

Founded in Basingstoke, England, in 1856, Burberry is a luxury clothing manufacturer whose products are popular worldwide. Stylish, classic and long-lasting, the Burberry raincoat has gained a reputation as one of Burberry's most popular offerings. B[More]

How to care for pewter jewelry

How to care for pewter jewelry

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-02-21Views:130

Pewter combines a mixture mainly of tin with other complementary metals. As long as pewter is a product manufactured in the United States, it will not contain lead and will, therefore, not tarnish over time. The anti-tarnish feature of pewter makes i[More]

Hot
It is not always easy to tell if a goat is pregnant. There are specific signs of pregnancy; however, many signs can be false. When breeding goats, it is best not to keep females with males all the time. Instead, use good timing and medical technology [More]
Pewter provides a durable, attractive and cheaper alternative to silverware. The nature of pewter metal also makes it less susceptible to tarnish and corrosion than silver. However, it still requires regular cleaning and shining to keep it looking it [More]
Curious George has entertained children with his wild antics since the books were first published in 1941. Your child can celebrate her love of this mischievous monkey with a Curious George themed birthday party. Create themed birthday invitations to [More]
The Household Calvary is the oldest regiment of the British army. The Household Cavalry consists of two units: the Household Calvary Mounted Regiment (HCMR) and the Household Calvary Regiment (HCR). The HCMR ride horses and perform ceremonial duties [More]
Creatinine is a waste product in your body. Normally, your kidneys filter creatinine out of your bloodstream. If you have high creatinine levels, this indicates a problem with your kidneys. Kidney function can become impaired from chronic kidney dise [More]
DTV channels are not really "locked." If, after connecting a DTV box to an analogue TV set or setting up a digital TV, you find that you are not receiving all or some DTV channels, it could be because you haven't yet programmed the DTV box or digital [More]
Flagstone is a material used for cladding exterior walls and surfacing patios and walkways. The stones are large, roughly flat pieces that are split from larger pieces of natural stone and then laid onto beds of gravel and sand or mortared in place a [More]
The Nintendo DSI features a simple set of parental controls that determine which games can be played on the unit and how the webcam and Wi-Fi features of the device may be used. In order to change or disable parental controls, you will first need to [More]
The Colonial style of interior decorating can create an elegant appearance for homes built during the early 1800s. The homes have large airy open rooms with tasteful wood panelling and Corinthian columns decorating the entrance to the house. The fron [More]
Gypsum is a common mineral that is a sulphate of calcium found in marine deposits where large amounts of seawater have evaporated. Gypsum can come in selenite, alabaster, satin spar and other types of stone, but it is typically processed and purified [More]