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Old 06-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Help! I used too much lanolin!

LIke...I have yellow clumps all over my wool!

What do I do???

This is the first time I have lanolized...and I am really wondering if wool is worth it!

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Give those woolies a nice warm bubble bath with lots of Dawn, blue original dawn. It'll strip out the lanolin


In my world, blue Dawn is like liquid duck tape!



Get yourself a bottle of ENI wool wash.... Its the perfect soap to wash your woolies in and it's got lanolin in it, so it saves that sticky step... No worries about clumpy lanolin then
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What product did you use? How did you use it?

You can strip the wool by washing in dawn, but you may be able to rewash and redistribute the lanolin
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Soak I warm water with lots of Dawn, blue dawn. It'll strip out the lanolin
for how long? Already been doing that and spots are still there. I wanna cry!
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What product did you use? How did you use it?

You can strip the wool by washing in dawn, but you may be able to rewash and redistribute the lanolin
it's just plain lanolin....no additives
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Give those woolies a nice warm bubble bath with lots of Dawn, blue original dawn. It'll strip out the lanolin


In my world, blue Dawn is like liquid duck tape!
I almost died laughing at this
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for how long? Already been doing that and spots are still there. I wanna cry!
Very warm water.... Like almost hot water. You gotta melt the lanolin off. Just gently push woolies down in the water. Don't move the water around. Let it set until the water cools. You might have to do this a few times. When your done, put them in your washer on the spin only cycle and that should suck out the water and leftovers.
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I would laugh too...if I didn't want to cry! I seriously think I felted my very, very fav cover. It's laying out to dry and feels all felted.

Hot water and Dawn....

and an order of ENI on order.

I am not sure I am cut out for wool...I am a throw it in the washer, throw it in the dryer kind of gal. This is alot of work!
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With the water temp... Make sure you just lay in the water... Dont move around the woolies or the water. Movement plus hot water= felting. It probably looks a little on the fuzzy side... The fibers will lay flat after they are dry... It takes a lot to felt wool.


Breathe.... Wool is SO worth it. There is a little learning curve; but once you got it, it's smooth sailing!
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