Recycled Woolens for Happy Homes

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Recycled Woolens for Happy Homes

53 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Nov 29, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

the most whimsical blanket ever :) well made and quickly shipped. Highly recommend!

Anonymous on Sep 9, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Simply gorgeous, Kate. A treasure...thanks!

Anonymous on Aug 24, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

The snakes are wonderful! Thank you so much! <3

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Welcome! This page will tell you about felting, and about the care of FTW's items.

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Additional policies and FAQs
MAKIN' FELT: Felting (or, to be persnickety, "fulling") happens when a wool garment is washed in warm or hot sudsy water. The fibers in the wool relax, and their outer cuticles open a bit. They catch against each other as the fibers rub during the wash. Then, when the fibers tighten back up again, they are inextricably linked. This shrinks and thickens the material, increasing its insulating power and making it impervious to unraveling. (yes: felting gives wool SUPER POWERS.)

BLANKETS: To prevent further felting, which may shrink your blanket unevenly, minimize heat and abrasion during the wash. Machine wash alone on 'cold'. If you have a gentle detergent like Woolite, use that. Same heat-and-abrasion avoidance for drying: Hang the blanket to dry over a shower rail.
Finally, wool loves steam! If the seams are puckery, hit 'em with a hot steam iron.

SCARVES: I like to wash scarves on cold, in small loads or in a delicates bag (so they don't snake and stretch around all the other masses of laundry). Hang to dry or tumble dry low. Tumble drying may increase fuzziness. On single layer scarves, edges may roll in when scarf is hung to dry. Still looks good, but if you want it more flat, blast it with the steam iron.

SNAKES: spot clean. They're full of BB's.

FISHES: spot clean.

FRENCH PRESS COZIES: spot clean if it's hand-embroidered. Otherwise just close the Velcro & toss it in the washing machine.