Ingrid told me it was filthy when I bought it, and Boy! She was right!
|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!|
Next week, I'll be Carding and dyeing!
|Fresh wool, clean and drying|