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Old 01-08-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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What's the best way to lanolize my wool?

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Old 01-08-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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I failed wool horribly. I finally packaged them up and sent them to another mama who wanted a go at them.. hope someone has some ideas. I did some searching here on this site as well as google. Maybe I didn't follow the directions correctly?
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I soak my wool in water mixed with wool wash. I use naturally luxe brand. I spin them in washer and then take a pea size amount of pure lanolin and rub it in my hands and the pat the wet zone areas on the inside. Then let the wool dry.
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The easiest way IMO, would be to buy a wool wash with lanolin in it. You then put enough slightly warmish water in a sink/tub, ect to cover your wool. Put in the wool wash when filling and swish with hand. Put in wool, squeeze wool to get it all wet. Do not agitate. Then you let it sit for a minimum of 15 minutes. I let it sit until the suds are gone, then squeeze out wool, empty sink and repeat but usually leave overnight the second time.
To dry you roll up in a towel and squeeze then lay flat or hang to dry. I just did 10+ longies at once, and had to use all my chairs and every other surface to hang wool. lol It can take over a day to dry.
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The easiest way IMO, would be to buy a wool wash with lanolin in it. You then put enough slightly warmish water in a sink/tub, ect to cover your wool. Put in the wool wash when filling and swish with hand. Put in wool, squeeze wool to get it all wet. Do not agitate. Then you let it sit for a minimum of 15 minutes. I let it sit until the suds are gone, then squeeze out wool, empty sink and repeat but usually leave overnight the second time.
To dry you roll up in a towel and squeeze then lay flat or hang to dry. I just did 10+ longies at once, and had to use all my chairs and every other surface to hang wool. lol It can take over a day to dry.
That is really the easiest way, though some days I want to get some sheep and let my boys ride bareback to get it that way. Sorry, I'm feeling goofy tonight, though it might work, it will probably upset to many people to make it worth testing.
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Won't upset me. Sheep are pretty darn tough. Not to mention:


Kids are pretty tough too
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Hahahahahaha LOL to "whipple"
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Naturally luxe wool wash is 50% lanolin. I like to use the pure wool to provide extra protection in wet zone. And it is good moisturizer for my hands.
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I wash my wool first. Then put wool back in a bowl of tepid water. Mix a small amount of liquid lanolin (if you have a bottle usually 1/2 cap full will do it) with HOT water to make a cloudy liquid. Poor it into water where wool is setting, mix it up. The wool should be submerged. Wait 10 minutes at least (more doesn't hurt). Take wool out, squeeze out excess water (do not wring, just squeeze), lay flat on a doubled up towel, roll in towel to squeeze out water, line dry. It's pretty easy, and doesn't take very long. I also lanolinize inside out, as that's the side I want well coated.
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I can't stand the feeling of sticky lanolin on my hands, so I just use Eucalan and soak for a while, squeeze out, lay flat to dry. Haven't had any leaks or anything.
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