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Old 12-12-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Drying wool

I have a Kissas Wool Lover cover that I love, but it takes forever to dry - like 3 or 4 days! Any suggestions? I roll it in a towel to squeeze out extra water then lay flat to dry.

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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I'm very bad- I put my wool in the washing machine with a dry towell and spin it on the gentle cycle to get out the water. Then I let my wool dry overnight in our furnace room, which is very warm. When it's warm outside I let them dry outside. I have also been known to put them in the dryer on low heat with a towell for a few minutes to speed things up. I know that's supposed to be a no-no but I feel like it tightens up the fibers if they've gotten at all saggy or loose.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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Re: Drying wool

I lay wool on top of the dryer when I'm drying other stuff - it's warm enough to speed up the drying time, but won't damage anything.
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Re: Drying wool

Great ideas, thanks! This cover is a little big, so I might put it in the dryer for just a little while. I'll try laying it one while I dry the next load of diapers first - my BGEs take 1.5 hours, so that's a lot of warm dryer top time
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #5
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Re: Drying wool

do you have a sweater rack that goes in your dryer? that's what i use when i need something fast. in fact today was woolie wash day here, and i dried a loveybums wrap for earlier and then a pair of aristocrat longies so whe could wear them tonight for bed. i just lay them out on the rack in the dryer and put it on high heat until they are dry. works great!
everything thing else is on a drying rack in her room near the heat register...and yep, they'll take a few days...
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I will point a fan on my wool while it is drying to speed up the drying time. Helps a lot with no concerns of added heat/agitation. (That being said, I now run my wool through a spin cycle on the hand wash setting. I live on the edge.)
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I lay woolies on the end of my bed to dry because we have a ceiling fan that is really strong. After a couple of hours I flip everything over.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:59 AM   #8
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Re: Drying wool

After squeezing it in a towel, I lay my wet wool on a rack above a furnace vent. In the winter, the furnace dries it and in the summer the air conditioning dries it - all without having to use additional energy.
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Re: Drying wool

My laundry is in the basement, so after I roll it in a towel, i lay it on our dog kennel (wire metal crate) and if I feel ambitious I turn a little fan on LOL! Currently, I just bought some wool sweaters to make a couple more woolies because waiting takes forever hehe
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Re: Drying wool

Yep- spin cycle, ceiling fan, on top of the dryer- all great ways to speed up the process! I'm intrigued about the sweater rack, though. Maybe I'll have to give that one a try!
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