WOOL AND FELT STAIN REMOVAL
Wool is naturally soil-resistant for too cool reasons: its ability to repel and absorb moisture. The outer layer of a wool fiber has an epicuticle, (thin protective wax-like film), which acts like a raincoat. sorta like a birds' feathers. This allows wool to shed liquid droplets without wetting the fibers.
When wool or felt is soiled, it's important to remove stains ASAP! But, if you spill liquid on a horizontal wool or felt fabric and you have time to mop it up before it stains. FUN FACTOID: Although wool does not absorb liquids directly, it readily absorbs moisture in vapor form. In fact wool can absorb 30% of its weight in moisture. And when it gets wet it still stays warm! How neat is that?
Eeeeeek! How do I remove...
Alcohol or Food: Place towel under area. Gently rub carbonated water toward center of the spot over stain.
Blood: Blot with common starch paste and rinse from back with soapy water.
Burning Cigarette: Brush off ash Butter and Grease Sponge with dry cleaning solvent.
Chewing Gum: Scrape and sponge with dry cleaning solvent.
Chocolate: Sponge with soapy cold water.
Coffee or Tea: Sponge with glycerin. If none available, use warm water.
Egg: Scrape and sponge with soapy cold water.
Glue: Sponge with alcohol.
Ink: Immerse in cold water.
Iodine: Treat with cool water followed by alcohol.
Iron Rust: Sponge with weak solution of oxalic acid until stain disappears. Then sponge carefully with household ammonia and rinse with cold water.
Lipstick: May often be erased by rubbing white bread over area with a firm gentle motion.
Mud: Once dry, brush and sponge from back with soapy cold water.