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Need advice on how to pre wash Italian wool before making a garment. Cold water wash or dry clean?


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  • Patti_12-28-2011_large

    Jan 29, 2012, 05.49 AMby patti-r

    deja vu, just posted this for another member. Would not wash unless it was stated it is washable, some newer versions are preshrunk.

    See page 2 for home steaming:


    Let fabric dry for several hours after doing one of the procedures

    Dry cleaners will preshrink fabric using a steam press method, they do not usually use the dry cleaning solutions unless requested.

  • Andrea_ozzfest_supercrophappy_large

    Jan 30, 2012, 01.19 AMby Andrea Delesdernier

    Thanks Patti!

  • Purplefan_large

    Jan 30, 2012, 06.11 PMby purplefan

    Not specific to Italian wool but wool in general-I’d wash it in cool water with Woolite/Zero by hand and rinse it, then spin out the water by washing machine before hanging it dry (or using a towel on drying rack, drape fabric on the rack.

    Whether the wool is preshrunk or not, fabric always smells good after it is freshly washed!

  • Andrea_ozzfest_supercrophappy_large

    Feb 9, 2012, 07.14 PMby Andrea Delesdernier

    That’s good idea PurpleFan. Thanks.

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