I'd like to receive the free email course. Wash wool the same way you would wash blue jeans (I even wash wool with blue jeans) You get 4 wools in one! A smooth vent will have less build up than a rippled one. Folding the rug can also cause cracking. The rotation will make the wear on the rug more even. open it up, fold one selvage to the snip. Filed Under: Wool Tagged With: organization, podcast, wool prep. (You want laundry detergent as opposed to dishwashing liquid or … Wool Fabric - The colors are rich and the hand is wonderful. Success! We carry wool from Heavens to Betsy, The Wool Studio and Dorr for our stock bolt wool and our base dying fabrics. When it is completely wet through, put in a bowl and pour in simple household bleach until it is totally covered. Thank you for being a subscriber! To deep clean a smaller wool area rug, choose a sunny, moderate day. Vacuum it! I watched some of the free videos on Cindi’s website and decided to join The Rug Hooking Journey. Just because the label says 100% wool, it does not make it right for rug hooking, a yard of rug hooking wool weights about 14 – 16 ounces, bringing old clothing into your home increases your risk of a moth infestation, take the wool from your car directly to the washer and wash with warm water, rip the wool apart outside and away from the house to avoid spreading any eggs, snip and rip – the small amount of wool you get by ripping out the seam is negligible, there is some nasty stuff in the seams and hems. Have you subscribed to this podcast? I would say that my style of rug hooking … Then notch and tear the wool every 3 inches as shown in the illustration. I put them in the washer with a pair or two of blue jeans. I cut 5” x” 8” index cards into 4 pieces that are 2” x 5”. Our rug cleaning experts can put you on the right track! I especially like the details about clothing moths. The old style top load washers are better, they agitate the wool more than the new front load washers (though you can still use a front loader). Avoid softener sheets – they can create a waxy buildup that the fibers stick to. If you need a deeper more thorough cleaning of your vintage wool hooked rug, you may want to hire a professional that deals in vintage rugs. You do not want to use your vintage rug in the kitchen or underneath a sink where it will be susceptible to constant water damage. Also, to help prevent wear, you should place a rubber rug pad under your vintage hooked wool rug for added protection. Julie Thomas 2,717 views. I also like the comments about moths in the house and what type they may be. Kermit is great for leaves, stems, turkey feathers, grassy knolls and hills. I used this for the barn on the new rug “Noah’s Farm” (see Animals section). If you have only a couple of pieces of wool, throw them in with your next load of jeans or towels. BG and I got a demonstration of hooking fleece through hessian to make rugs. These rugs can be quite lovely and compliment a variety of decor styles. Some tips for washing your wool are as follow: Try a cool/warm setting. This will cause the dirt to loosen and fall from the fibers with ease. Cut a strip of wool cloth about one quarter an inch wide, and about eight to twelve inches long. snip two places on one side and one on the other, open it up and repeat with the other side, each piece will hook approximately 25 square inches, Label your newly washed and snipped wool with a tag. ~~~~~ May the wind be always at your back. Lay a rotary ruler onto the fabric near the right edge. Here’s an example of what this wool looks like hooked when you marry several different beiges. If you have purchased a vintage wool hooked rug, you likely want it to become part of your home decor. Never put your hooked rug for added protection every 3 inches as shown in illustration. 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