Felted items care instructions
This is intended for all of my customers and/or all the owners of beautiful felted wool items, who misplaced or never received their care instructions! Feel free to ask any questions you may have, that have not been answered in the following instruction booklet!
Thank you for choosing Protsenka designs felted/nunofelted piece! It’s a delicate garment and requires gentle, but easy care. Wool tends to be a very efficient fiber and has self-cleaning properties, so it doesn’t have to be cleaned on a weekly bases. When the time does come for you to clean your piece, please follow these easy instructions:
1. Do not use a washer and dryer to wash this garment! Wash by hand in warm water (30-35Co or 86-95F). Do not rub and squeeze hard and use hot and cold water, as that may deform the garment or lead to further shrinking!
2. Feel the sink or big bawl with warm water (room temperature) add a small amount of liquid soap ( the best soap to use is the one containing lanoline, as it helps to protect the wool fibers and restore their natural softness and luster and shine).
3. Place your garment in the water, make sure it has gotten wet all through and very gently rub and wash it by hand.
4. Make sure to rinse all the soap out using the same temperature of the water. Don’t squeeze and twist the water out of the garment, gently press it out, or with very delicate items such as nunofelted scarves no squeezing is necessary, the garment can just be hung to drain the water out and dry. Another way of getting the excess water out is by patting it dry with a towel(obviously that needs to be done gently as well, so the squeezing and twisting is not recommended here either).
5. After the garment has been washed and rinsed, place it flat to dry on the towel. Some garments require some adjustment to get back to the original shape, for example the bucket purse could be dried with a towel rolled inside as well as underneath. Or rouches need to be recreated by gently pulling on the garment and firming the rouches. These adjustments need to be done while the garment is still wet in order for it to take the form that you need.
6. Don’t be alarmed if your garment gets wet in the rain or snow, simply follow the drying instructions under 4. and 5.
7. If the item is not being used for a long time, please place it in a cloth bag or simply wrap it up in a piece of fabric, so the dust wouldn’t collect on it. The moths are attracted to wool items, and if the item is not being used for a very long time you can use dried lavender in cloth bags to prevent your garment from being destroyed by moths.