Q: Can I wash my rolla´s wool blanket in my washing machine?
The short answear is yes. But there are some good guidelines to follow before you put it into your washing machine and hit the start button! First of all you need to check if there is a wool cycle or gentle/hand wash cycle on your machine. Make sure water temperatures on the cycle you choose are low. Never above 30°C or 86°F unless you love taking risks. Don´t use detergent unless you absolutely have to. Only use a detergent that is specifically for woolens. Use it very sparingly.
Q: What´s the best way to dry it?
After you take it out of your machine you need to gently pull it into shape. That pretty much goes for all woolens that you wash in your machine. Next step is to lay it flat while it dries. You can gently fold it once or twice, changing the folds maybe two or three times while your wool blanket is drying. It´s imperative that you lay it flat after you´ve tugged it into shape.
Q: Why do I have to lay my woolens flat while they dry?
Picture this. You put your favorite wool sweater in the washing machine. You´ve chosen the right cycle and special detergent for wool. When the machine is done you take your sweater and put it on a hanger. The following day you go and check if it´s already dry. It probably will have dried out and lost its shape. Why? Because you hungt to dry. While the sweater was drying laws of gravity were also at work. You´re sweater wasn´t trying to reach the floor on its own! Hence the rule of always drying your woolens flat!
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P.S. You can of course apply this advice to all your woolens. Just use your good judgement. If in doubt get in touch because we love to hear from you.