Caring for Wool
Superwash treated wool can, theoretically, be thrown in the washing machine on a cool setting. To maintain a long life for your garments however, I recommend that you hand wash your wool in cold water with as little agitation as possible. Squeeze out excess water (do not wring since this will damage the fibers and distort your garment), and roll in a towel or lay flat to dry, blocking if necessary. Store yarn as well as finished objects where they are safe from the harmful appetites of moths.
Caring for Silk Blends
Hand wash silk blends in cold water with a mild detergent and slight swishing motion. Squeeze out excess water (do not wring since this will damage the fibers), and roll in a towel or lay flat to dry.
Before you receive your yarn, it will be washed in a mild wool-safe detergent and rinsed until there is no dye leaving the fibers and the water runs clear. This means the colors are fastened to the yarn, but it is not a 100% guarantee that no color bleeding will occur in the future. Be sure to wash your garment by itself, and dry on an old or dark colored towel. Each color varies slightly in its light and wash fastness, so please take care to keep this in mind. If you experience a problem with colors running, or fading drastically, contact me and I will be happy to assist you in remedying the situation.
To learn more about the history and sustainability of my yarns, visit the Fibers page.