You've checked your mail and found a big soft package waiting for you at the door. You open it to find your long-awaited, soft and lovely Merino wool blanket. You are happy as a clam and you want to keep it forever. You wonder what you can do to prolong the life of this gorgeous addition to your home. We have just the answer!
We've talked about felted Merino wool before where we explained that felting refers to making Merino wool stronger, making the fibers more solid and tougher to pull apart, resulting in a yarn that is slightly less fluffy but more durable.
Previously we mentioned a few ways you can felt Merino yourself and described the stages of felting, from very light to complete felting.
However today we would like to share with you a tip that is easy and can be done from the comfort of your own laundry room.
How to felt your own merino wool blanket:
Fill a spray bottle with cold water.
Lightly spray your blanket with the cold water, making sure to cover the entire surface. Do not soak the blanket, you want to avoid making it too wet.
Place your blanket in the dryer on low heat setting. This is very important as high heat will shrink your blanket. Use low heat only!
Allow the blanket to be in the dryer for 5-15 minutes, depending on the size of your blanket.
Note that smaller blankets need less time, so start with just a few minutes and check on the blanket every so often to make sure you are not over-drying it.