Our worsted-spun and woolen-spun yarns are dyed using different processes, so their care instructions vary slightly. We recommend handwashing or wet-blocking all fabrics made with Brooklyn Tweed wool. We advise against dry cleaning or machine washing garments made with BT wool. For our woolen-spun yarns Shelter, Loft, Quarry and Ranch 02: Forbes submerge finished fabrics in warm water. Gently squeeze the fabric to release air bubbles and soak fabric for 20-30 minutes or until well saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry. For Arbor, Peerie, and Vale, fill a sink or basin with cool water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there. Soak work for several minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.
For best results when washing and blocking projects made with our naturally dyed Ranch 01 yarns, submerge finished fabric in cool water. (If using soap, use a small amount of rinseless, pH neutral soap. Natural dyes are sensitive to changes in pH level and may change in hue if not washed in pH neutral soap.) Squeeze lightly to release air bubbles. Soak for several minutes until well saturated. Gently squeeze out excess water while supporting the weight of the knitted piece. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Coax fabric to shape and lay flat to dry. Do keep in mind that it is not unusual to experience some color transfer while working with and wet blocking Ranch 01 – you may rest assured that any color that transfers to your hands will wash off with soap.