Just realised how bad the one I have by my bed is.It used to be white and fluffy, now it's more... sheeplike. And dirty - not as in a footprint of mud, as in with unidentifiable bits in?!
It's smallish so could fit in the washing machine
I'm going to shake it out outside, but what should I do? Stick it in the machine on boilwash? or 30 degrees? Comb it first / after? Use Vanish? Use Ecosoft? Stick it in the tumble dryer or line dry it?
I did this more than once, different sheepskins, but after cardboard-like effect, I used glycerine in rinse (about 30ml) and had lovely soft, clean rug but this might have been a different one. (I have three rugs). The original board-like rug recovered after "working it" between hands,and brushing gently when dry and I'd certainly do this again.