caring for your botanically dyed knitwear
Wool is naturally breathable so doesn’t need washing very often – if your piece gets a bit whiffy you can hang inside out on the washing line to freshen up!
If you do need to wash your knits, however, here’s how:
1. Hand wash in cool water with an eco-friendly, pH neutral detergent e.g. Ecover or Dr Bronners.
2. Gently swish the knitwear around in the soapy water, then leave to soak to 15 mins.
3. Do not be alarmed if a small amount of natural dye colour seeps into the water– this is normal, especially with darker dyes, and will reduce over time.
4. Lift out of the water and squeeze out excess water – do not wring. If desired, you can repeat steps 1-3 with a fabric softener.
5. To help drying, lay the knitwear flat on a clean towel and roll before pressing down to remove excess water.
6. Gently pull the garment back into shape and dry flat out of direct sunlight.
7. Steam iron on wool setting if necessary.
8. Store in a draw or wardrobe with the cedar ring provided to deter moths.