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The.Knitter 11-14-2007 04:02 AM

Washing Fun Fur items
 
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My sister knit me this pretty scarf from Fun Fur, which is kind of a miracle because she is usually only a crochet person. I am (naughty) a smoker! I am wondering how I wash this scarf so that when she comes to visit me, or when I visit her, the scarf she made so lovingly for me does not smell of smoke (which she hates)! I believe this yarn is 100% acrylic. Could anyone help me please?

:muah:

hocns 11-14-2007 06:21 AM

Handwash, cool water, lay flat to dry. Some fur yarns feel rough when they are washed, but usually soften up again when dry.

Becky Morgan 11-14-2007 08:25 AM

As hocns said, and if it's not fluffy when it dries, you can toss it in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet. I've washed a lot of fun fur (but still can't get the coffee stain out of that one mitten cuff. It WOULD have to be the white one...)

Firey Vixxen 11-14-2007 07:18 PM

Another softening Technique
 
some fluffy yarns (eg Sullivan's favourite) are REALLY sensitive to heat. if you want to soften without a tumble dryer (Or don't have one/don't know to work one) rub the matterial against itself in your hands. it crushes the "fur fibers" to make them soft again. just make certain it's 110% dry or it can matt

lelvsdgs 11-14-2007 07:53 PM

Yeah, my ex tossed a bunch of fun fur scarves in the washing machine by mistake... don't do that... it's not pretty...:whoosh:


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