WASHING & CARE
Wash wool gently by hand in your sink or on the wool program in the washing machine. Use wool detergent. Note that some types of wool fabric will felt easier than others, especially if they are vert loose woven. If you wash in a washing machine, the amount of turning can vary from different machines, so that can also effect the result. Wool has very good self cleaning properties so we really recommend hanging your garment outside to air out. Ar out your garments more than you wash them. If you get a stain you can also just wash the stain out.
In Nordic countries its common to snow wash wool items. Put your items in the snow (dry snow, not wet), cover them with snow and tap it into the garment. This is especially great with carpets. Use a brooms to brush them with snow. Let the item lay in the snow for a hour or two and take out up and brush the snow of. A carpet beater can be handy. Dry the item laying down, hanging will stretch it out.
When washing linen it can help the fibers alot to soak them in water before washing. Take your fabric or garment and lay it gently in a bathtub without harsh folds. Leave it the for half and hour and then you can put it in the washing machine. If its a new fabric we recomend washing in 60C so it will shrink. After that you can wash your ready made garment in 40C for regular use, and 60C for harsher stains.
DO NOT put linen in a dyer! To much dry turning will damage and break the fibers.
Silk is as we all now a sensitive material. Many silks are not made to being washed as they often are prepared with starch to be stiff. Check the washing instructions on each silk you buy. If it is washable, do it gently by hand in the sink or bathtub with a gently wool/silk soap.
Wool usually doesnt need much ironing but some thinner wools may, or if you are pressing seams. Use a wet cloth to place between the wool and the iron. The fibers needs the moist to change chape. Also steam is good.
Linen fibers loves to be flattened! You can eather just iron it with some steam, or spraying water on it or use our favourite method; mangle! If you have access to a mangle you should defenetly use it! Pressing the linen in a mangle not only makes it flat and tight in the weave but it also makes it super shiny! The shiny mangled linen also is more resistent to dirt.
Iron silk on the lowest heat on the iron. The iron usually has a silk mark. Some water spraying can be helpful here to.
Wool items are best stored laying down since they are pron to stretch. Wool items needs to be checked and air out now and then to prevent moths or other fiber eating instects. Red cedar wood and moth traps can help. You can also store your wool items in vacum bags to be sure.
In case of moths: go through all your clothing. They will eat other natural fibers to. Put damaged items in the freezer for 2-3 weeks or in a hot sauna. Clean the storage place thoroughly. Put out moth traps with feromones and spray the room with mosquito spray. Spray the rooms once a week until they are gone. Remember to also storage yarns and fur pieces in a vacum bag.
Linen & silk can be stored as your other regular garmetns.