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Can I handwash a dry clean only wool skirt?

(6 Posts)
cloutiedumpling Sat 22-Nov-14 19:26:40

I bought a wool skirt from ebay and the label says dry clean only. Would I ruin it if I handwashed it?

iamthenewgirl Sat 22-Nov-14 22:25:24

I'd stick it in the washing machine on a wool cycle (either cold or 30 degrees). Have done this loads of times with success. Mind you, most of my clothes are charity shop finds so not too much of a risk... smile

mausmaus Sat 22-Nov-14 22:26:47

handwashing should be fine, but I would use the wool cycle of the washer.
if it doesn't wash in the mashine it's not worth having imo.

MrsBertMacklin Sat 22-Nov-14 22:27:53

If it is a wool mix, yes.

If pure wool, maybe a cold handwash. Maybe... I did a wool scarf the other day in hand hot water and it shrunk.

MrsBertMacklin Sat 22-Nov-14 22:28:11

Shrunk/shrank? Ugh.

wowfudge Sun 23-Nov-14 06:58:09

Shrank. Like sank and rang - very few people seem to use these forms nowadays. God I sound like my mother saying that!

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