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Awesome! I'm so happy you love it.Thanks for letting me know! :)AnnetteFiberArtsy.com
If the outer yarn is 100% wool, it should felt. Did you use very hot water? I do know that my Mother tried to felt some slippers and found out her tap water did not get hot enough. She ended up heating water on the stove and felting them that way.
If it's just a little felted, you should be able to tease the locks open after washing. Can't wait to see the pic!Happy Sunday :)Annette
Thank you so much Lily! That fleece was fun to wash because it was super, filthy dirty :)You might try soaking the fiber in either a white vinegar solution or hydrogen peroxide solution to remove the yellow. The vinegar won't hurt anything but honestly, I don't know about the peroxide so I would try testing just a few locks before soaking the entire fleece. If you get a chance, I'd love to see some pix of your fiber!Thanks,Annette
I emailed you with a little more detail i.e. I always wash with hot water. Not everyone does, but it works for me. So far, I have not had a problem with yellow tips ... I usually add a bit of vinegar to the rinse to neutralize any remaining soap but I have not tried it for yellowing. Sorry, that should have gone in the post. I'll update.For the yellow tips tho, try a water/vinegar rinse or a hydrogen peroxide/water rinse. ALWAYS make sure there is no major change in water temp between the soaks and rinses. That will cause felting as well as agitation. Push the fiber down and let it soak. No movement.Let me know how it goes!Annette :)
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