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Put it in the washer!



There you are, you bought your first fleece. It's got to be cleaned! How? This is an easy tutorial on how to get your dirty greasy fleece clean.

Wash in the washer!
top loading washer
140* water
wool fleece
desired soap (I use Unicorn Power Scour)
about 30 minutes
rags

remember these tips:
presoak
water + soap, then add the fleece. Don't add soap to fleece!
soak in soap, wait for dirt to appear
spin
rinse 2x's **leave the lid up while filling or you could felt your precious woolies!

Now what?? Ok. I have a plan for that. If it's a smaller fleece, you can it out on old window screens, or an old mesh baby gate stacked with bricks for airflow. If you want to go big, follow my fun tute on making BIG drying screens:






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Palouse Fiber Fest!


 Jenkins amazing walking wheel. I wanted to try it, there was a line!

 The co-op table. Look at my pretty batts! Sold a bunch :)

 Shelley Stone of the Yarn Underground (right) with amazing instructors including Sarah Swett.

 Fun times! Check out the Kenworthy Theater marquee.

 Anna Marsh's pretty fibers. Check out that felted mask!

 Jenkins spindles were really pretty. Bustling happy room of fiber folks...

 Sarah Swett's indigo class. Everyone scattered when I brought out the camera!

 I bought three skeins of yarn from this booth. Pretty, pretty!

 The Palouse Fiber Fest was a huge deal. It's been a few years since I've seen the 1912 building full of spinners. Classes were fun looking! From Fair Isle knitting, to indigo dyeing with Sarah Swett there was stuff going on. I bought a bunch of amazing yarn, and some sweet springy Targhee. I dyed it a deep royal blue. Lovely stuff! Jacey Boggs cancelled at the last minute-too bad she would have fit right in :)
Moscow, a real fiber destination. Excited to go again next year!

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