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Wash & Care
Wash & Care Instructions
for your Yarn Creation
Here are some important things to know about your yarn creation:
VELCRO IS NOT your friend - whenever an item made of yarn comes in contact with velcro, you will have to tear the velcro off of your item, which does damage to it. It is best to keep your yarn creation away from velcro.
Often, hats and coats (with velcro closures) get put into the same laundry cycle together. The results can be disastrous for your yarn item.
Bright colors, including the "Hot" colors, which are really popular right now, need to have a little bit of special care when they're wet, especially when there are light AND bright/dark colors combined in the same item. An example of this would be the 3 layer, multi-color flower clips.
TO CARE FOR 3 LAYER FLOWER CLIPS - Blot as much of the dampness out of the item by pressing on it with paper towels. I suggest paper towels, because the color may bleed somewhat. Once you're done blotting out the excess water (don't squeeze or wring), then reshape the flower and put pieces of paper towel between the different color flower layers.
Recommended washing instructions for all my yarn items are as follows:
You can add a tablespoon or so of vinegar to your wash cycle to help lock in color (especially with the brights/hots). It really helps.
Also, from time to time, you may see a yarn end poke through and it looks like a straggly end. I weave my loose ends in at least 2 inches or more on EVERY one of my creations, so it's okay for you to trim that end if it becomes a problem. Just make sure that it's an end you're trimming and not part of your item, or the piece will unravel. You shouldn't make a habit of trimming these ends, because you'll eventually run out of end, and the integrity of your item will become comprimised.
Enjoy your yarn creation!
Feel free to email me anytime with questions you may have in regards to caring for your item(s).
IMPORTANT: Please remember that while tiny infants cannot remove their hair accessories, once they start to have control of their little hands, flowers and clippies can be pulled off and go into their mouths. Hair accessories can be a choking hazard for infants and small children. Please be careful and never, ever leave your child unattended with them.