Storing woollen items properly is essential to preserve their quality and prevent damage from moths and mould. You will want to keep your sentimental items in top condition.
Clean your items before storing them

Clean your woollen items thoroughly before putting them away. Follow the care instructions on the garment’s label or consider dry cleaning your delicate items.

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Ensure they are completely dry

Make sure the items are completely dry before storing them. Dampness can lead to mould and mildew growth which can damage the wool fibres.

Invest in some breathable storage

Avoid storing your woollens in plastic bags, as this can trap moisture and promote mould growth. Instead, use breathable storage like cotton or canvas bags. These will help preserve your pieces. You can craft crochet blanket kits by choosing one from a specialist supplier such as

Keep your pieces away from damaging sunlight

Avoid sunlight exposure by storing your woollen items in a cool, dark place. This will prevent fading and discolouration. Sunlight can damage the fibres and weaken the fabric over time.

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Use silica gel packs

Place silica gel packs in the storage containers to absorb excess moisture and maintain a dry environment for your pieces. Creating woollen crafts remains a popular pastime. According to the BBC a Wallace and Gromit made of wool raised £15,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and are now on permanent display.

Store in a cool, dry place

Choose a storage location away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. An ideal location is a cool, dark wardrobe or under the bed. Check your stored woollens for any signs of damage. Take them out, air them, and shake them gently to prevent the fibres from settling. Label your containers to make it easy to locate items without having to rummage through everything.