Die 20 besten Pflegetipps für Wolle/Seide und andere Wollstoffe

The 20 best care tips for wool/silk and other woolen fabrics

So that you can enjoy the beautiful pieces that you sew from our fabrics for as long as possible, we have put together the best care tips for you.

  1. It is advisable to pre-wash the fabric before sewing it - in the same way as it is to be washed later when it is used. Depending on the washing machine, the fabrics can shrink differently during washing, which is why pre-washing prevents a finished garment from coming out of the wash shapelessly.

  2. In principle, the (cold or 30 degrees) wool washing program in modern washing machines is gentler than hand washing! (In winter it is best to only use the cold wool washing program.)

  3. It is best if the washing machine is not overfilled so that there is enough space in the drum.

  4. Should be washed with a wool detergent. The wool detergent from Sonett, which is also available from us, has proven itself for us: https://www.danischpur.de/zubehoer/wollpflege/wollwaschmittel-von-sonett-1l

  5. Especially with the first wash, care should be taken to ensure that the colors are the same, as individual colors can bleed. Above all, it is important that wet laundry is not left in the washing drum for a long time or soaked in the hand wash basin - this is where colors can bleed most easily. So take it out of the drum and hang it up.

  6. Woolen clothing that has been subjected to heavy wear feels drier and therefore sometimes a little scratchier. A wool cure helps here ( https://www.danischpur.de/zubehoer/wollpflege/wollkur-mit-lanolin-von-sonett-300ml ). Many also put the wool treatment in the fabric softener compartment with every wash to care for the woolen clothing.

  7. In order to get boiled wool tighter against rain and wind, the boiled wool can also be given a wool treatment (here a wool treatment and no extreme greasing is enough - if greasing too much, the boiled wool can become sticky and attract dirt in the worst case. So don’t wear a boiled wool coat like one Grease the cloth diaper, but only care for it with a wool cure.)

  8. Wool should never be dried on the radiator! It is best to dry the fabric lying flat after briefly pulling it into shape. It is also possible to dry lying on a towel.

  9. Wool can also withstand hot temperatures as long as it is not moved too much. Wool can also be dyed with conventional means and heated up in the process - but make sure that the wool is not or hardly moved. It can also be boiled in a large pot without much stirring or movement to sterilize, for example after a gastrointestinal infection or hospital stay. To do this, place the clothing in the normal temperature water and then slowly heat it up to the boil. Then DO NOT take it out of the hot water, but let it stand and let it cool down slowly in the water, only then take it out. Please note that the colors can bleed when using this method, so only put the same colors in a saucepan and preferably no stripes!

  10. Bad smells (even urine and sweat!) can usually be removed from woolen fabrics by airing them out – to do this, hang the garments on the balcony in the fresh, damp air overnight. Hanging it up in the bathroom also works well. The moisture transports the odor particles out of the fabric.

  11. Coarse dirt such as mud or the like can be left to dry and then brushed out. (Do not brush out wet under any circumstances, then you will get the dirt into the fabric) The miracle brush ( https://www.danischpur.de/zubehoer/wollpflege/wunderbuerste ) is recommended for brushing out. It can also be used to eliminate pilling from woolen fabrics. The brush can therefore be used with all wool qualities.

  12. Many stains can be removed by exposure to the sun. These include tomato stains, carrot stains and stool stains, especially breast milk stool. This variant works best when the fabric is hung wet in direct sunlight. In summer, a single day is usually enough and the spots have faded. However, this method also works in winter, since there is enough UV radiation there too. In winter or on hazy days, hang out in the weak (winter) sun for a few days.

  13. The use of washing-up liquid has proven effective for greasy stains. Simply apply household washing-up liquid directly to the stain, lather up and rinse out again. It is best to try this on a scrap of fabric beforehand, as some types of detergent then leave detergent stains and of course that is not the point....

  14. Chocolate ice cream stains can be rinsed out with warm milk or sparkling water.

  15. We read, but didn't try it ourselves, that you can remove oil stains with hairspray. Alternatively, you can also try ironing. To do this, place a very wet towel underneath and iron over the stain. Repeat several times until the stain is gone.

  16. In some cases, strawberry stains can be washed out with warm milk. It is also possible to pour boiling water over the stain - the only important thing is that the garment must not be rubbed under any circumstances, otherwise the wool will become matted! If you just leave it lying around, the wool can withstand boiling water.

  17. Be sure to rinse blood stains with cold water, otherwise the protein will denature and the stains will harden so that you can't get them out!

  18. The Sonett stain spray helps against fruit stains, ballpoint pens and the like ( https://www.danischpur.de/zubehoer/wollpflege/fleckenspray-von-sonett )

  19. In the case of coarse dirt, we also recommend pre-treatment with hand washing before putting the garments in the washing machine. But what we expressly do not recommend is soaking. Color may bleed if left wet for a long time. So soak to the maximum with clothes of one color and the same color.

  20. When washing without stitching, fabrics can partially fray. Neatening before washing is normally not necessary if the fabrics are folded in such a way that the open raw edges are on the INSIDE - i.e. fold like a packet. Since not much is spun in the wool wash cycle, experience has shown that this precautionary measure is sufficient to prevent fraying.

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Please always test new things yourself on a leftover piece first!

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