Woolite

For anyone concerned about Woolite because it contains bleach, it does not
according to the manufacturer. Quoting from the back of my nearly empty
container: "WOOLITE Fabric Wash does not contain bleach, phosphates or
enzymes, which can be harsh on your clothes." The labeling indicates that
it is safe to use for washable fabrics made of silk, wool, linen, cotton,
cashmere, acrylic, nylon, spandex or rayon. This same information is on
their web site. I have no doubt that they have done testing to back up
their claims.
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Macaroni
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I think I'll stick to baby shampoo, though, especially for wool (since that is HAIR).
Erin
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Erin
"Erin" wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@n76g2000hsh.googlegroups.com:
since i've ruined both silks & woolens with Woolite, it's not ever getting near anything of mine again. lee
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enigma
Lee use HAIR shampoos , And for thoe of you kin on Soap flakes ,,, don`t break up new soaps , Use your Ends and bits of soaps , put them in a high jar , add HOT water , you will get the nicest liquid soap , and use your sops to the end ,,,, mirjam
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Mirjam Bruck-Cohen
It's all sodium laurel/laureth sulfate. The problems arise with the "extra" stuff, which isn't listed on the Woolite website nor in the household products database maintained by NIH here in the U.S.
I use cheap Suave shampoo and conditioner to clean my handknits. I won't use it on my hair but the bit of dimethicone in the conditioner helps woolens repel dirt a bit more - which in turn lengthens the service cycle between washings.
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WoolyGooly
Ha,I as waiting for Michelle to post the definitive word on this! How on earth does Woolite get away with their marketing, when they ruin the very thing they're supposed to clean?
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spampot
in news: snipped-for-privacy@ar.news.verio.net:
oh, i have been using shampoo on wools for years. most of my silks are washable now (i preshrink everything before i start sewing. some silks shrink almost 25%). the ones i ruined were ready to wear. they came out of the Woolite wash crispy, & not in a good way... they were supposed to be drapey. i have a half gallon bottle of Orvus paste (soap) for precleaning fiber (works pretty well for felting too). once it's spun & knit or woven, i wash it with shampoo & hair rinse, then vinegar to make sure all the residue is out (same as i treat my hair). lee
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enigma
innews: snipped-for-privacy@ar.news.verio.net:
Years ago, I read that Woolite is designed to for use on wool garments made by commercial mills, not for wool garments that have been produced at home by hand, that wool fibers headed for full mill treatment get some treatments to toughen them up to survive the experience. The same article recommended that hand-knit articles, like wool socks, be washed using dishwashing detergents like Joy or Dawn.
Suave shampoo and conditioner work great on my hair!
Cece
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Cece
Lee, can you tell what product you prefer for washing silk fabrics? I have a "dry-clean only" silk blouse and I don't want risk ruining it by washing in Woolite.
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Macaroni
"Macaroni" wrote in news:a4XRh.24330$ snipped-for-privacy@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
what type of silk is it? a lot of silks shrink, so you need to be aware of that first. dry cleaning, OTOH, is no guarantee they won't shrink your clothing though (i had a beautiful fitted wool suit that the dry cleaner shrunk beyond wearability) i usually use *cold* water & a tiny bit of lavendar baby wash (i like the Grins & Giggles brand). soak in the wash a few minutes, pour out the soapy water, soak/rinse in *cold* 2-3 times. roll gently in a towel to get excess water out. dry to barely dry flat. iron on silk unless it has decorations that need a cooler iron. i do have 4 silk shirts i can just toss in the washer (i hang them to dry). i wear those most frequently ;) with silk, it's hard to tell if the dry cleaning recommendation is because the actual fabric is going to shrink or water spot, or if it's because they used thread that shrinks at a different ratio, or if buttons or trims aren't washable. i sew, so i abuse the fabric first (i mean, i treat it like i'm going to treat the finished object ). i'm also highly chemical sensitive, so any fabric that comes into the house gets at least one trip through the washing machine before it gets anywhere else in the house. lee
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enigma
innews: snipped-for-privacy@ar.news.verio.net:
A-HA. That explains a lot (like why I can't wear commercial wool garments next to my skin.
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spampot
Well, here's the little item that started all this! I finally finished, washed/blocked my little doll sweater. It fits an Electra- sized doll (making it approx 4x4 inches). It has beading on the front and 4 buttonholes in the back. I'm quite pleased with it as my very first doll try. I particularly was happy with the beading process that I found on-line to bead as you go using a crochet hook. It worked like a dream! My SIL, who creates beautifully detailed hand-sewn doll clothes, is the recipient of my efforts. I have uploaded it and HOPEFULLY, you can see it at this site. Please do let me know if it doesn't work. Thanks all!
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myswendy
Hi Wendy,
That link doesn't work I'm sorry, it would require us to know your yahoo login details (don't give those!). You can share photos through your yahoo account though - on your All My Photos page drag the photo you want us to see up to the area under the Slideshow, Create, Share ... buttons. Select Share> Photos in Tray> Permissions and allow the world to see it - you'll also be provided a url at which we can access it
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by your yahoo username).VP
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Vintage Purls
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snipped-for-privacy@sbcglobal.netHi Wendy, I went to
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but thoughthe page opens I don't see any photos - are you sure you chose to makethe ones you want us to see publically available? (I'm really keen tosee this wee project of yours!)VP
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Vintage Purls
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Oh lordy! HAHAA! Thanks for your persistence. I'm not sure this project is worthy of all your efforts. LOL! Ok, try again:
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snipped-for-privacy@sbcglobal.net/albumWendy :D
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