When you buy vintage fabric smelling of mothballs, don’t wash it gently and hang up to dry in the laundry room. Actually, just don’t buy it. I don’t know what the best method is of getting rid of the smell, but the washing and hanging to dry method isn’t one I’d recommend. Admittedly the wool smells less of mothballs. The smell has just transferred to the rest of the house. The whole house. And the washing machine. Its not good. Thankfully my landlady has forgiven me after having to wash her clothes 5 times, but its not a pleasant experience all round.
*had we a washing line, I would have hung the wool out on the line in all weathers for about a week. I think that has worked in the past*
That wool in the picture isn’t the offending article, just a bit of pretty stuff. That I actually used to make a purse for Sarah as a swap for the dyed roving she gave me to spin. ah. spin. She also promised to help me fix my spinning wheel. ooooh!