|Clean water |
So today I finally got around to washing the Finn wool I picked up from Spry Whimsy
at the Spin in.
Ingrid told me it was filthy when I bought it, and Boy! She was right!
|First wash |
It took five changes of water, before the water ran clean when I rinsed it.
|First round of dirty water: yuck! |
I used the kitchen sink, (yes, mom, I know, I bleached it afterwards.) and filled both sides at the same time.
|Third water change |
That way the water had a decent chance of being the same temperature to avoid felting the wool. I used dawn dish soap in the first two changes of water.
|Fourth change of water |
After each water change, I would immediately refill the sink with hot water, to give it time to cool before placing the wool in it.
|Fifth rinse water ran clear |
I used a string bag to contain the wool, so that I could avoid agitating it as much as possible, to avoid felting it.
|Rocket guards me and the wool! |
That same bag is now hanging on my fence post, and hopefully the wool will have enough chance to dry before the rain comes this afternoon.I spent a few minutes whipping it around in circles over my head, in giant circles on either side, getting my calisthenics in! I'm sure the neighbors thought I was nuts. You know, however, that I was using Centripetal force to drive the water out.
Next week, I'll be Carding and dyeing!
|Fresh wool, clean and drying |
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