The green plaid wool skirt was well past its prime... the blue sweater developed holes... so I decided to see what would happen if these two items were washed in hot water. Would I end up with lovely felted wool?
The first few attempts (hot water wash and rinse - high heat dryer) brought no change at all. (After years of dry cleaning bills, that was a bit distressing!) Tonight, I whacked the garments into pieces and pulled out the big guns - my stockpot and boiling water!
Drying on the highest setting...
What? Am I the only person on earth that can't shrink wool?
Though it didn't become what I expected... this fabric certainly is clean!
The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6