Wool has a deep, warm, rich look and a long history. This fabric dates back to earlier history was recorded, when people found that sheepskin would keep them warm when the weather was cool and cold when it had been hot, and would absorb moisture without feeling wet. When it would be difficult to duplicate a fiber with the attributes that wool has, modern technology has enhanced some of its undesirable traits: Now’s wool creases well and is shrink resistant, mothproof and even stain resistant. Because of these technological improvements, wool stays a very popular option today.
Plain blankets. Warm in winter and cool in summer, wool is a great solution for blankets. It’s also more resistant to fire than other natural fibers.
Dyed blankets. Wool fabric holds dye well, so the color lasts longer. Regrettably, it needs mothproofing.
Rugs. Wool fibers’ antistatic properties and natural resistance to soiling makes them a desirable selection for rugs. But when wool will not get dirty, it is not as easy to wash as some synthetic fibers.
Toilet accessories. Much like when it’s on a sheep, wool is hydrophobic (resists water) and resists odors, so it performs well in the bath area.
Sheepskin throws. A sheepskin throw adds a romantic touch and a welcome layer of cushion to furniture.
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Sheepskin rugs. The natural sense of wool in its natural state makes a room feel cozy and comfortable. Do not worry about the long fibers — wool resists crushing.
Felted accessories. These felted wool stones by Vivaterra add a unique flair to a space — and also show off the diversity of wool fibers.
Wool throws. Wool is considered hypoallergenic, which makes it a great fabric for a throw cover. But, washing pure wool with alkaline detergents can harm it.
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Knitting. Wool in its natural state has a crimp into its strand, which generates a flexible property when it’s woven into yarn. The elasticity makes it more lasting and a wonderful product to knit or crochet with.
Upholstery. Wool is a great selection for upholstery since it resists piling and breaking, meaning it’s extra durable.
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Bedding. Wool’s wrinkle resistance makes for a beautiful bed cover. The fabric can feel very soft when the organic lanolin isn’t eliminated from the fiber.