April 22, 2021 2 min read

Care Instructions

Yarn

This is a hand-crafted product and therefore it is possible for there to be shade differences between skeins. It is recommended to alternate the skeins every few rows to avoid striping of colour or shade.  

It is recommended that all yarns be hand washed with a pH neutral detergent in cool water with least agitation. Natural dye can be pH sensitive which means due to the acidity or alkalinity in some normal detergents the yarn colour would be modified or changed.  This is also why you should never rinse naturally dyed yarn or fabric with vinegar, mistakenly believed as a way of fixing colour as this would also bring about a colour change. 

Sometimes there can be a slight bleeding of colour, we rinse the yarn and fabric thoroughly at the studio but sometimes a skein or scarf can slip through.  We recommend your yarn or fabric should be washed individually for the first few washes.  If this does happen it is excess dye and the colour should not be affected.

Blankets

You could spot clean your blanket or throw with a soft cloth and dabbing action.  For a deeper clean dry cleaning is the recommended treatment.  Even if washed by hand the weight of the blanket when hung to dry would distort and stretch the shape.

Scarves

Due to the handcrafted nature of our scarves, variations, small spots and slight uneven colour is normal and expected.

Hand dyed scarves can be hand washed with a pH neutral detergent in cool water (with least agitation if your scarf is wool) we use Soak. Natural dye can be pH sensitive which means due to the acidity or alkalinity in some normal detergents the yarn colour would be modified or changed.  This is also why you should never rinse naturally dyed yarn or fabric with vinegar, mistakenly believed as a way of fixing colour as this would also bring about a colour change.

About FelinFach

Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products. We also offer Welsh tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few!. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool and Global Welsh.

Other Related Blogs

 

Last update 22nd April 2021



Also in Blog

"Fabulous Yarn Bowl - ........ I absolutely love the leather handle ... The colour goes perfectly with my lounge decor... It's so stylish... its so practical, I love it"!
Handmade Ceramic Yarn Bowls

May 17, 2021 2 min read

Unique yarn bowls with our distinctive and much loved leather handles. The bowls are hand thrown by a ceramist in North Wales to the FelinFach design. They are made in two colours of clay, white and grey which creates the swirled effect. Finished with a colour glaze around the top and inside the bowl. Once complete the traditional vegetable tanned leather handles
Read More
Born on 27th October 1914, in Swansea, South Wales, Dylan was a Welsh poet and writer.
Dylan Thomas

May 14, 2021 3 min read

Born on 27th October 1914 Dylan was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems, Do not go gentle into that good night, And death shall have no dominion, and Under Milk Wood. Thomas left school to be a newspaper reporter but it wasn't until 1932 when concentrated on his poetry full-time. He became popular in his lifetime and remained so after his death at 39 in New York.

Read More
Pachama River Forests - FelinFach is supporting environmental projects around the world
Environmental Update - April 2021

May 12, 2021 2 min read

All electricity consumed by FelinFach is now from 100% renewable energy, from UK wind farms - supplied by Scottish Power. Going 100% renewable reduces our carbon emissions and also reduces our need to buy offsets. Supporting the Jara Pará forest conservation project, a project at the front lines of deforestation in the Amazon today - 316.6 square metres of forest saved by our activities
Read More