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help with washing this item!

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ghostofstalbans Tue 23-Aug-11 14:54:24

hello i've recently bought this item and obviously the reviews aren't good (just read them!) with regards to washing the item.

Any suggestion on what i should do for it to not go completely out of shape!

JustExisting Tue 23-Aug-11 15:35:48

I'd wash it however the label suggests and then lay it out flat to dry rather than hang it and have it stretch.

ghostofstalbans Tue 23-Aug-11 16:31:33

thank you!

bishboschone Tue 23-Aug-11 17:43:53

The reason why things like this go out of shape or stretch usually is because they are too wet. Make sure if you wash it on a delicate setting it has spun enough..def dry flat..hanging will make it turn into mr tickle. Furthermore if you wash it according to the instrctions and it doesn't work , Take it back. ALso use a liquid detergent to be on the safe side and wash seperately if you want to be super safe.

PrimaBallerina Tue 23-Aug-11 19:50:52

Post in the Good Housekeeping section. I once got an excellent tip about removing oil stains with Fairy liquid!

ghostofstalbans Tue 23-Aug-11 20:35:00

grin thanks

the drying flat thing sounds logical i will take my chances! also if it does go out of shape i will take back, it wasn't cheap

nancy75 Tue 23-Aug-11 20:40:34

when you get it ou of the machine get rid of excess water by laying it flat on a towel and then roll the towel up like a sausage (quite tight) then unroll and dry flat. I used to work for a v expensive knitwear company and this was the advice we were trained to give customers, it does usually work

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