• If they are quality made, military grade wool blankets, just put them in the washing machine with some mild detegent or woolite, then line dry or use a dryer on low heat. Military blankets, especially the heavy European ones, were made to be used hard and washed under field conditions.


  • Wash Heavily Soiled Wool Blankets by Placing Them in the Washer with Cold Water and a Wool-Safe Detergent. Place blankets in the washing machine and allow them to soak for 15 minutes in the detergent-and-water mixture. Set the washer to the gentle cycle and let it run for two minutes.

    Subsequently, question is, can you machine wash a Pendleton wool blanket? Washing combines heat, detergents and agitation, which will shrink the blanket and ruin it. Pendleton wool blankets should only be dry-cleaned. The exception is the washable Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool® bedding line. These blankets and throws have been specially treated to be machine washable.

    Correspondingly, what happens if you machine wash wool?

    Do Not Use A Washing Machine The heat and soap shrink the garment and turn it from a soft, woven texture to a harder material – felt. Running wool items through the wash cycle of your machine also damages the machine as fuzz from the wool can detach and felt, forming hard clumps inside the pump.

    Can you wash a wool blanket that says dry clean only?

    If your washing machine has a dedicated wool cycle setting, use that in place of the delicate or hand-wash cycle to clean a wool blanket. Dry-clean-only garments or linens should only be laundered by professional dry cleaners.

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