Can I wash all my blankets the same way? Can you suggest ways on how I can care for my cashmere and wool throws?
Throws have become popular in recent years due to their ability to extend the warmth of the home to an outdoor space. With their color, texture and weave, they can evoke a certain atmosphere that fits the general theme of your living areas. Soft fabrics are perfect for rustic homes, while an elegant color scheme can add a punch of color to typical modern rooms. Throw blankets are the perfect finishing touch and they can be placed anywhere you please, from sofas and beds, to sectional chaises.
The market today offers a myriad of choices when it comes to throws and small blankets. But the differences in these choices mean there are different ways to care for them, to keep them looking new.
How to clean a wool throw
Wool does not have to be washed often unlike other fabrics. If there are stains, do some spot cleaning, and then air it out to keep it fresh. When it’s time to wash, keep in mind that wool can shrink if not handled well.
This Plaid Wool Throw from Balsam Hill is a cozy addition to your couch,
and a rustic accent both for indoor use and outdoor fun.
Although a popular option, dry cleaning is not the only way to clean wool. There are methods to keep this type of fabric fresh. To achieve this, you have to use cold water, mild detergent and practice a gentler washing method.
Here’s a breakdown of what you should do: first, know the size the throw so that it can be reshaped properly after washing. Prepare the wool throw a few hours before the cleaning process by soaking it in cold water. This will prevent it from shrinking. Read This Entry