Why Merino Wool?
Merino wool has so many wonderful advantages: It provides great insulation, has anti-static properties, is doesn’t crease and is odour resistant, it doesn’t itch, it holds its shape and overall, it is completely natural and sustainable.
The wool fibres have a naturally rippled structure which allows for perfect temperature control, this makes merino wool perfect all year round, whatever the weather.
Merino Wool can absorb more than 35% of its own weight in moisture (without feeling wet to the touch). If the air is warm, the moisture dries faster, resulting in this refreshing evaporative coolness.
Merino wool doesn’t itch! The fine wool fibres are so thin and super soft, they flex when they come into contact with the skin without causing that dreaded uncomfortable sensation.
Even though Merino wool has an inherent odour neutralising effect, you might find yourself in a situation where someone spills their cup of tea on your beloved throw, cushion, scarf etc but fear not, it’s easier than you might think to clean: simply dab the area with a clean dry cloth or towel. Cold water may be used sparingly to spot clean if the stain does not lift straight away however, please do not machine wash. If the stain persists please seek help from a professional dry cleaner.
Last but by no means least, Merino wool makes use of natural resources, regrows regularly and does not require any ingredients other than water, fresh air, sun and grass. It is also up to 100% biodegradable and does not require any chemicals.
It is one heck of an amazing wool and unlike synthetics wools, Merino has all of these wonderful natural and beneficial qualities. This luxury yarn does come with a higher price tag, but I’m sure you’ll agree that it is totally worth it!
How to care for you item:-
The giant, un-spun Merino Wool I use to make my products is so fine and much softer than standard wools. Merino Wool has so many fantastic qualities, not only it is hypoallergenic and stain resistant, but it is also anti-static, fire resistant, biodegradable, breathable, quick drying and durable.
Due to the very fine fibres of Merino Wool, a special technique is used to prepare the luxury yarn before it can be knitted. I dedicate a lot of time to ensure that the wool is prepared to a very high standard before hand knitting all blankets, cushions and scarves. By adopting this process, the over all finish of your highly valued piece is professional, uniform and will last considerably longer.
Just like all knitted and woollen items, you will need to maintain your Merino Wool. ‘Bobbling’ and ‘Pilling’ is to be expected, but can easily be rectified with a few quick and easy steps. If/when you notice a small bobble forming, simply pinch it and gently pull it away. Always follow the natural direction of the fibres, to ensure you don’t pull too much away.I do not recommend using a bobble remover, lint or wool shaver to remove the pills.
If you manage to unfortunately spill something on the wool, gently dab with a clean, dry cloth. Professional dry clean only.