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Old 11-14-2007, 04:02 AM   #1
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Washing Fun Fur items
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?

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Old 11-14-2007, 06:21 AM   #2
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Handwash, cool water, lay flat to dry. Some fur yarns feel rough when they are washed, but usually soften up again when dry.
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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...)
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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
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Yeah, my ex tossed a bunch of fun fur scarves in the washing machine by mistake... don't do that... it's not pretty...
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