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Old 11-23-2008, 08:32 AM   #1
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Can I "Sun Dry" My wool?... Share you quick dry wool technique!

Okay I washed/lanolized my Luxe Baby soaker for the first time... I laid it to dry on a towel... and it is still wet! So I just wrapped it up again and squeezed, but since it is still damp... I was wondering if putting it the sun (Well through the window sun, since its a whopping 23 degrees here in Mich.)Or will that felt it? Any quick dry techniques to share?!

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:52 AM   #2
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You have to be careful with the sun because it can cause fading. I would throw them in your washer on delicate cycle and spin dry. Makes a HUGE difference. I also dry above heater vents.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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I dry outside in the shade after the wool goes through the spin cycle. Interlock not knit. I have had great luck sunning stains out of interlock in natural and very light gray interlock though.
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i know that some people say not too but i often hang mine in front of the heater. not too close but close enough to get some warmth. otherwise it would take days here right now! ihave not had a problem with felting or anything yet.
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Okay... Well So far the "sun" is working! Its not DIRECTLY in the sun... Just sort of in the window to allow for evaporation! I am DYING to use it! GAHHHH!!! I can't even look at too much because it is driving me CRAZY! lol! I will try the heater vent as well, oh and the spin dry! THANK YOU, Chasity
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Okay... Well So far the "sun" is working! Its not DIRECTLY in the sun... Just sort of in the window to allow for evaporation! I am DYING to use it! GAHHHH!!! I can't even look at too much because it is driving me CRAZY! lol! I will try the heater vent as well, oh and the spin dry! THANK YOU, Chasity
Oh I know that feeling all to well. Thats why I have spray lanolin on hand for the new stuff and I roll it in a towel twice and my woolies generally dry within 24 hrs.
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I have a mesh drying rack thing that I put on top of my dryer and then dry a load of clothes on med or low and that often adds a little indirect warmth to aid in drying out the wool faster, especially useful in our extra-humid environment here in the PacNW.
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I have a little tabletop fan in our room because it helps block out some of the household noise when A is sleeping...I just put it on oscillate and hang the wool near it; it dries pretty quickly that way with no risk. I usually wash the wool in the sink in our bathroom before bed and when we get up in the morning it's dry.
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When I need something to dry super fast I press out the moisture well with a towel or two and then I put it to dry on top of a dry towel on top of the dryer to take advantage of the warmth from the dryer. Then I do a lot of laundry.
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I use the "rack dry" function of my super cool dryer, I put as many woolies as I can fit on the rack (the dryer spins around the rack, the rack stays still) and then I do 30 minutes on extra low heat, follwed by an hour on air dry (no heat). It works pretty well....no felting, plus my longies and soakers dry in much less time than it takes laying on a towel.

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