Friday, January 21, 2005

Kids, Don't Try This At Home


Today, I'll show you a little trick that will either save you from doing something irrevocable to your wool garments or will allow you to identify unlabeled yarn in your stash as wool or a wool blend.

The basic truth upon which my trick is based is simple: Wool will dissolve if it comes in contact with chlorine bleach.

Observe:

Bleach:



Wool:



Wool Placed in Bleach:



One Minute Later: (notice how it's turning white)



Five Minutes Later: (notice how it has disappeared)



Magical.



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