11 January 2012 @ 08:42 pm
Jester Wools Clothes  
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gatepromisegatepromise on January 12th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
The jester's face is just creepy.

Don't you have to dry clean wool? What is this with the "washing"???
Alexandraartichautka on January 12th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Nah. Sheep are washable, right?
Zenspinner Chaosdancer: old schoolchaosdancer on January 13th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Depends on the wool. Some are "superwash" today, which means they've either been coated with a polymer or treated with chemicals to remove the scales on the individual hairs - those locking down when wool is heated & agitated is what causes the shrinkage. Those can be washed without a problem. Not sure what technique they'd have been using back then...maybe it was a wool blend.

Most wools are safe to wash at home if you don't agitate them. Garments or yarn can be placed in hot water, to which something like Dawn dishwashing soap has been added (but not agitated to create foam - it'll never rinse out!). It needs to soak for a while, not agitated or wrung, then put in rinse water of a matching temperature. It can be dried by gentle squeezing and then wrapping up in a towel and pressing, then dried flat. My spinning teacher also told me never, never use Woolite, as counterintuitive as that may be. It is actually alkaline-balanced for plant fibers, like linen or cotton, not animal fibers. They're a whole 'nother critter. :)

And is that more than you wanted to know about washing wool? :) And yeah, there's definitely something off about that jester.
siddlessiddles on January 15th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
I hand wash a lot of my woollens, even those labelled "dry clean only", but I like to buy machine-washable woollies where possible. These days they even make machine-washable cashmere jumpers, though I'm not sure how. In the '40s, I guess hand-washing was more common, and washing machines probably didn't agitate the clothes as much as modern ones do.
Brian Piercecaptain_slinky on January 12th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
Vote for Rick Perry or THIS COULD HAPPEN!!! WAKE UP, AMERICA!!!

Thank you for making a crappy day become all sorts of awesome :)
My name is Freezer and my anti-drug is pornfreezer on January 13th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
Ladies and Gentlemen: The REAL Gay Agenda!
Do NOT provoke the Anger Monkey!adrienneee on January 13th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
Fine wool knits? I'm in!
Trompé Setsuled: Kappai!setsuled on January 13th, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Even the woman's face seems to say, "Um. Oh. Uh, okay."
Disco citizen: Wood:  Janto gooseteamrodent on January 13th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Gay textile
Hmm, Some of the "Wizard of Oz" remakes are interesting...
Nyxalinthnyxalinth on January 13th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
He looks so smug about it, too!

Joe: G-Rated Gheyjoebehrsandiego on January 13th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
OMG, Becky.
Ejia Arath: Jack and... Jack?ejia_arath03 on January 13th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
What, I'm not gay enough already? That makes me sad.
Geek Queen: star trek 'use the force jim!'1geek_queen on January 15th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
The phrase, "I've robbed the rainbow," makes me think of Skittles ("Taste the rainbow").
siddlessiddles on January 15th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Do Skittles make you gay too?
Geek Queen: pauley perrette goth1geek_queen on January 15th, 2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
lol They do make me gay in the happy sense of the word. ;)
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