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EmilyL
« on: October 05, 2012 06:36:43 AM »

i made this blanket for a colleague of my dad's. i've never made anything like this before and i don't know what to suggest for if she wants to wash it. all the colours are the same brand and are 100% acrylic. the second picture is the instructions on the paper label round the wool when i bought it. so what should i suggest?

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012 06:43:30 AM »

I'm not really very skilled at reading washing symbols, but this is how I wash my acrylics:

Wash in cold water, dry on low for 5 - 10 minutes only.  Take it out while it's still a little damp and let it air dry the rest of the way.

Acrylic tends to dry *very* quickly and may pill or get too fuzzy if over-dried.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012 07:50:18 AM »

If you are worried about the colors running, use a color catcher...if you don't have those, you can make your own very easily!

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/?s=color+catcher
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xyphir
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012 12:26:23 PM »

I love it! I am a ducky-fanatic, so that blanket is right up my alley!
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012 11:27:07 PM »

Use this chart of washing symbols to decipher your label.

For my 100% acrylic projects, I machine wash in the gentle cycle on low and tumble dry on low.  I leave it in the dryer for the entire cycle.
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EmilyL
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012 01:39:54 AM »

thanks everyone Smiley
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