April 18th, 2013
As you all probably know alpaca throws are made out of alpaca animal (which are bread in the mountains of Peru) wool. Being soft and smooth as well as very warm, alpaca throws are appreciated addition to every home.
Items made from alpaca wool fibers can retain heat and regulate the body temperature and therefore they are perfect companions in chilly winter weather.
Interesting fact is that the age of the animal does not determine the softness of the fur – both young and old animals provide alpaca wool that is suitable to make very soft products like alpaca throws, alpaca blankets, alpaca garment. Read the rest of this entry »
February 28th, 2013
If you knit, you certainly have wool yarn in your knitting basket. And probably they are in different colors. But if fancied for some other special color of your wool yarn, be aware that you can dye it at home by your own hands with acid dyes. When the dying process is followed correctly, acid dyes create a strong bond with the protein fibers of wool that cannot be washed out.
So, get ready and follow these steps: Read the rest of this entry »
February 14th, 2013
Wool throws and blankets possess lots of attractive qualities, e.g. fire, water and wrinkle resistance, exceptional insulation and softness. Caring for a wool throw is quite an easy task and we always recommend follow to the instructions the product label dictates. Usually manufacturers insist on dry-cleaning wool products or recommends washing by hand, yet, often wool throws are fine to wash in the washing machine (provided they fit in it, in the first place!).
To wash a wool blanket in a washing machine, follow these steps: Read the rest of this entry »
February 8th, 2013
Seeing a sheep in the fields sometimes makes us guess how in the world this thick and dirty fur becomes a wool yarn ready to be woven into something beautiful like a pretty wool throw or baby wool blanket.
So, it all begins with the sheep-shearing. Then the wool fur, called a fleece, is cleaned to remove the leaves, dirt, natural oils and other stuff. Wool contains beneficial oils such as lanolin, but there are other oils that have to be removed in a process called “scouring” – repeated washings in a special detergent.
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February 2nd, 2013
Wool throws, blankets and garments often come with a detailed care instructions on the label. Usually they can only be dry cleaned and some other restrictions may apply. It might seem they are a real pain to maintain. But this is not so. Most of wool throws and garments can be washed at home by hand (although this is not indicated on the label) and they are also a breeze to steam smooth. If your wool throws, sweaters or jackets or any other wool item got wrinkled, just smooth them out this easy way.
The use of the right hanger is important here! Hang your wrinkled garment on smooth wide wooden hanger or wide, rounded plastic one. Stay away of wire hangers and smaller plastic hangers as they may cause your garments to stretch out at the shoulders. Read the rest of this entry »
January 16th, 2013
Shrinking a wool throw or a garment is often a case when too warm temperatures are used while washing them or in the dryer. It is still may be possible to restore the original size of your merino wool throw or a garment. As the possibility to restore the wool throw depends on a variety of factors, it is probable to increase your throw or sweater by as much as a size and a half using this process (can work for other wool knit objects as well, for that matter).
So, what to do? Follow these steps and be gentle with your wool throws, blankets or piece of clothing. Read the rest of this entry »
January 9th, 2013
Among the wool throws we own there usually is one that you’re reluctant to use because the fabric feels hard and itchy. And it’s always a pity, especially if colors and pattern are those you like. So try softening it.
Although a wool throw’s texture depends mostly on the structure of the wool fibers from which it was made, the chemicals used to process the wool later also can contribute to an unpleasant feeling of it. To return its pretreated softness, try a soaking recipe involving softening ingredients. Read the rest of this entry »
December 13th, 2012
Wool throws are not the only wool products suitable to give as a gift for Christmas. Although I am an admirer of wool throws and blankets, this time I decided to do an investigation of what other original and interesting things can be made of wool and given as gifts. Felted wool is getting increasingly popular; there are lots of individual craftsmen working with wool, so let’s check what masterpieces are there to choose from.
Wool throw is a perfect gift for the person e want to make impression to or the one we love so much, as it is a quite expensive gift. So, I think, what if I want something smaller, simpler and within a small budget. Here are the results of my browsing. Beautiful and exquisite wool things to choose:
1. Gorgeous and masculine, jolly, top quality wool scarf from Papastour. Elegant, isn’t it?
2. Hand-made retro style pendant in wool. A thing to be noticed! From OnceUponATeaTime. Read the rest of this entry »
November 29th, 2012
Wool throws and blankets, being soft, cozy and warm, are perfect Christmas gifts. They symbolize our sincere feelings and our best wishes for the person receiving the gift. And this is why a wool throw is an always appreciated present. Depending on our budget we can choose anything from the simplest sheep wool throw to most luxurious cashmere throws. It is wise, of course, to know beforehand if the receiver is not allergic to any type of the fiber.
1. All-time classic must-have. Warm and cozy and simply gorgeous!
2. Adorable shade of blue.. Reminds me of snowy winter or summer at the sea.. Read the rest of this entry »
November 19th, 2012
Curling up on a sofa after a hectic day with a warm and cozy wool throw is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Similar to slipping into a nice warm bath – heavenly. Quality wool throw provides luxurious comfort and helps to relax. If this is what you wish to your closest – include wool throws and blankets to your Christmas gifts list.
Wool throws & blankets are used not only to cover oneself on chilly evenings – they are perfect as duvets in colder months. Or as an extra layer on a top of a duvet. There are only little alternatives to a pure wool throw to keep one warm at night. Unlike man made bedding, wool blanket won’t slide around and end up on the floor, sleeping under a pure wool blanket is like being gently hugged you as one sleeps. Wool has natural breathing properties. It traps warmth in the winter, but also lets air flow through wool, preventing one from overheating in the summer. Read the rest of this entry »