Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cleaning Fleece (Wool) With Rain

Washing Fleece

I heard recently that you could clean wool by leaving it in a vat of rain water, and the yeast and sheepy poo cleans the wool for you, this seemed like much easier work than repeatedly washing and rinsing.

There seemed to be many ways to do it but this is what I did

  1. Waited for it to Rain! Put out as many buckets as I had to collect it.
  2. Place wool in buckets, cover and leave. I was told a week would be necessary, but mine was in there for 2 weeks! (I forgot).

This picture is the washed wool before giving it a final rinse.

It seems and smells very clean.