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I'm a Hand Washing Convert or How To Hand Wash Wool Sweaters

Can you hand wash merino wool sweaters? Yes! Can you wash cashmere sweaters? Definitely! Can you wash a dry clean only sweater? I will show you how. I will show you how to wash wool sweaters by hand. In this hand washing how to you'll be guided through how to hand wash wool, cashmere, and wool blend sweaters. This tutorial on hand washing sweaters will show you best practices on hand washing wool, tricks for repairing holes in sweaters, and the cost benefits of hand washing sweaters.

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Notes on Dyeing: Mini Clutches in Grey Shibori

So I can remember what I do, and recreate it if I so desire. These notes may sound like a robot.  Materials hemp/organic cotton/recycled polyester canvas  ~ 3 T. "better black" dye - fiber reactive dye  ~ 3 cups water 2 T. soda ash rubber bands large plastic container to hold dye bath plastic bag to wrap fabric for curing professional textile detergent (synthrapol) Note: For this experiment I started with 4 canvases pre-dyed with fiber reactive dye, then bleached to remove most of the dye (one was slightly darker). One canvas started un-dyed.  Round 1: folded into 4ths, then triangles. Dyed with fiber reactive dyes in blue + black. (4 canvases) Round 2: folded into 4ths, then triangles. Bleached with pure...

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