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Old 03-22-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

Sorry, I am new to wool, and I just did my large batch of shaving/washing/lanolizing. It went well, but they have been drying for 28 hours and STILL aren't dry.... Is this normal for wool? I guess I figured 14-24 hours would be PLENTY of time?

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Re: 28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

Yep- totally normal, mine sometimes takes 2 days.

I turn them inside out halfway during drying time also!
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Re: 28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

did you roll them up in a towel and press out as much water as you could after you washed them? I didnt do that the first time I had to wash woolies and I couldn't figure out why they were taking so long to dry
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Re: 28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

I hate that wool takes forever to dry...but what helps mine a TON is to put it through a spin cycle on the washer (just spin, no water). It spins out a lot of the water and they dry so much faster!
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Re: 28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

ditto the spin cycle. It will help a lot!
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Re: 28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

hmmmm..... I did roll up in the towel.
But I never thought of the spin cycle.

Genius! Thanks ladies! It DOES take forever! Good thing we have pockets as backup or DD would be nekkid!
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Re: 28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

yep I always give my wool a good 24+ hours to dry. I usually roate my wool to be washed that way I am never without
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Re: 28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

Another vote for the spin cycle! Our wool dries so much faster now that I use the spin - interlock in about 6-8 hours, knit in about 12.

The humid Mississippi summer is starting though, so we'll see how that changes things...
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Re: 28 hours and my wool still isn't dry?! Is this Normal?

My merino and cashmere are the only ones that dry in around 24 hours. The others take upwards of 48. I only wash a few pieces at a time so that I have wool to use while the others are being laundered. Hard to do when you are just starting up, but looks like you have a good stash started. You'll be fine once you get a good cycle going.
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yeah.....it usually takes around 48 hours
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