Thursday, July 24, 2014

Washing Wool

WHY am I washing wool????
    Can stinky wool be saved?????

Have you ever tried to get a smell out of wool yarn?  If you have, then you know it's not an easy process.

How to Get Smell Out of Wool | Get Smell Out

  I'm working my way through these suggested procedures.  I did find some charcoal that is used for closets that I'm putting in a storage tub for the final step.

  What was I thinking?????


You might remember Tuesday's blog:  we had a bunch of barrels that were full of yarn.  What I didn't say on Tuesday was that these barrels had an odor problem!!!! 
  Therefore, the yarn that had been stored down in the barrels also had an odor problem!!!!  
  I wasn't going to get any of the yarn, but the blues caught my eye (of course!)  It wasn't allowed to come into the house until it had been soaked in a vinegar bath and air dried.
  But, that still didn't remove all of the smell.  They soaked again last night in baking soda, and rinsed again.   It is much better....but there is still some lingering odor.  I'm going to leave them on the rack and let them continue to air on the porch.  I'll get a tub ready with the closet deodorizer (charcoal) for when they are completely dry.  I've got my fingers crossed.

Have you ever encountered this problem?  If so, what was your solution?


1 comment:

Pat Byrd said...

Hi LeeAnn, try spraying them real, real good with Febreze, while they are airing outside, it worked on an old quilt of mine.