On today's agenda washing wool. My Jacob fleece from MDSW has been waiting patiently for a little attention. Other than washing sample locks, the fleece has remained wrapped in a sheet in the garage.
After a little internet research I gathered my mesh lingerie bag, grabbed 66 grams of light colored fleece and washed it in hot water and dawn.
|Bad photo but you can see the wet, washed fleece in the mesh bag. I spun the water out using the spin cycle on my washing machine. The lock structure was not maintained using this method.|
|This first batch laying out to dry, clean and not at all greasy. The difference is striking as compared to a clump of the unwashed fleece. I used too much soap and let the Dawn create suds so a lot of rinsing was required.|
|After first 20 minute scour.|
Clean, flicked locks ready for spinning.