Care Instructions


These directions are for all of my hand knit items including the felted purses.
What you will need:
  • A large sink
  • A mild laundry soap
  • 2-3 towels


  1. Fill sink with cool water add small amount of soap.
  2. Immerse the item in the water and swirl gently.
  3. Let it sit in the water for a few minutes. The larger the item the longer you can let it sit in the water. No more than 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the soapy water and rinse your item thoroughly  with cool, clear water.
  5. To remove excess water, press gently on your item. It is important not to bunch, wring or twist your item.


  1. Spread your item on a thick dry towel. If it is a big item (shawl, scarf, cowl) roll it up in a towel and again press gently to allow the towel to absorb more of the water.
  2. Unroll item and place on a clean dry towel. Arrange your item the way you would like it to dry.
  3. If you are washing a purse you may stuff it with bunched up paper (not newspaper)or plastic bags to give it its original shape.
  4. You may want to use the bath tub to let the item dry.
  5. If the towel is wet after 12 hours put your item on a dry towel.
  6. Your knitted item should be dry within 24 hours.