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Old 04-26-2007, 09:32 AM   #11
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Manufacturers are required to be a method of cleaning not all the methods of cleaning.

Dry cleaning, IMHO, makes wool scratchier. I'd hand wash: Fill sink with hot water with a little shampoo added. Submerge item and let soak. Remove water. Remove item. Fill sink again and add a little hair conditioner. Let soak. Remove water. Remove item. Squeeze very gently get mose of the water out. Roll in towel and step on it several times to get more water out. Lay out and pat into shape. Let dry.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:38 AM   #12
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I've had wool pants shrink when dry cleaned. I know I didn't just gain weight because when they came back they were "high waters" also.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:03 AM   #13
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yep, the dc shrunk a nice pair of my dad's wool pants.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:12 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Yarnlady
Manufacturers are required to be a method of cleaning not all the methods of cleaning.

Dry cleaning, IMHO, makes wool scratchier. I'd hand wash: Fill sink with hot water with a little shampoo added. Submerge item and let soak. Remove water. Remove item. Fill sink again and add a little hair conditioner. Let soak. Remove water. Remove item. Squeeze very gently get mose of the water out. Roll in towel and step on it several times to get more water out. Lay out and pat into shape. Let dry.

Thank you for the washing instructions, but hot water? I thought hot water was a no-no, especially for wool.

Or is it okay because I would be handwashing it instead of machine washing??
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dry clean by yourself, by using a kind of dry cleaning alternative, that won't shrink your clothes, and also reduce your dry clean budget.

There are multitudes of ways to dry clean your items at home. An article on the How Stuff Works website titled “How Home Dry Cleaning Works” talks about items on the market today, such as home dry cleaning kits Dryel or Custom Cleaner, but they don’t work for many items outside of clothing.

Another option on the Market today is Freshcloz, which is a dry cleaning alternative machine. This particular cleaning device uses ozone technology to eliminate odors and bacteria from all items and it’s big enough to hold not only all the small items like hats, shoes, and scarves, but also pillows and comforters.
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dry clean by yourself, by using a kind of dry cleaning alternative, that won't shrink your clothes, and also reduce your dry clean budget.

There are multitudes of ways to dry clean your items at home. An article on the How Stuff Works website titled “How Home Dry Cleaning Works” talks about items on the market today, such as home dry cleaning kits Dryel or Custom Cleaner, but they don’t work for many items outside of clothing.

Another option on the Market today is Freshcloz, which is a dry cleaning alternative machine. This particular cleaning device uses ozone technology to eliminate odors and bacteria from all items and it’s big enough to hold not only all the small items like hats, shoes, and scarves, but also pillows and comforters.
Do you mean "FreshCloz"? I just ordered one, omg, it only takes 40 min to fresh up my cloth, I don't have to go to dry cleaning shop, it save my time, and money.
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