Monday, March 29, 2010

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How to Wash and Lanolize Wool

11 comments:

Erin Houser said...

This is wonderful! I just bought a bunch of wool sweaters to repurpose for covers! Thanks so much!

Johanna said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I have a wool soaker that I need to wash and lanolize; I'm so nervous! A video helps a lot.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Thank you for posting this! I am so nervous about using wool when our baby is born, since I feel so lost when it comes to washing and lanolizing! I'm DEF bookmarking this post!

K8tmama said...

I love videos like this! My preferred method of learning is seeing and then doing. I like the idea of dissolving the lanolin in a jar before adding it to the sink. It also never dawned on me to turn the cover inside out when lanolizing...makes sense! Thanks :)

juliedonahue said...

I have a wool wash bar with lanolin in it (Sheepish Grins). Does this just mean that I would skip the step of the lanolizing soak or should I wash it TWICE with the wool wash bar first just washing and rinsing and then again letting it soak?

lindsayinnc said...

Great video! I wasn't confident about how to wash a few wool covers that I got used so I hadn't used them yet. Now I will! Quick question, how often do they need to be washed and lanolized?

hosiewosie said...

Serena- will you come wash/lanolize my wool for me? I've been procrastinating way too long!

Jessica said...

Thank you for posting this video! I've really been wanting to try wool because I love the idea of using only natural fibers but I've been a little intimidated and unsure if I'd be able to wash and lanolize the wool. This video was so clear and helpful! Now that I've seen the whole process, I think I may be ready to try wool!

TheClothDiaperWhisperer said...

Lindsay: Usually wool needs to be washed every few weeks (sometimes 3-4 weeks - sometimes sooner- it will depend on how heavily soiled they gets or how heavily your little one wets their diaper)

Julie: If your wool wash has a sufficient amount of lanolin then you can skip the lanolizing step - just do the drill one time through - allowing the cover to soak for 10-15 minutes at the very least.

TheClothDiaperWhisperer said...

Correction: Julie - I'm not very familiar with the wool wash bars - I would recommend checking with the manufacturer of your wool wash bar and see what they advise in terms of washing and lanolizing!

MaryAnne said...

Thanks for posting this! Maybe I'll dare to try wool covers now.

Is there a step where you rinse out the soap? I don't remember seeing on in your video.