How Wool Works Great for Cloth Diapering – Getting Ready to Dye

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Have you wondered how wool makes a good cloth diaper cover? This is a photo of a freshly cut soaker getting ready to dye. Not only is it not yet lanolized but it has been washed with regular detergent which would have stripped some of the natural lanolin. I can’t wait to play with colour later 🙂

Water droplets floating on wool

Water droplets floating on wool

This image shows how water does not immediately absorb into wool.  If there was a layer of cotton beside the wool it would quickly absorb it before the wool would.  This wool has not been lanolized yet; can you imagine how much better it would be with a little extra lanolin added.   I actually had to wring it and squeeze it to make it absorb the vinegar/water mix to get it ready for dying.


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