I don't know about you, but when I buy a new piece of clothing I'm baffled by all the washing symbols on the tag. Triangles, dots, circles...the only thing I can figure out is the iron, but even those may have additional markings. I finally had enough and googled "washing instruction symbols" and found this page: Guide to Common Home Laundring and Drycleaning Symbols I printed off the .pdf version and plan to post it near my washer. Who knew there were so many symbols?!?
This one is my favorite because it looks like "No Candy", but really it's "Do Not Wring".
Now that I'm sewing and will hopefully be adding some handmade items to my wardrobe I thought I better find a better solution for delicate items. I've heard several of my favorite sewing bloggers rave about SOAK. I loved the idea of not having to rinse the item since in the past I could never seem to get all the soap out. So I picked up one of their Aquae gift packs with the assorted mini's so I could try out most of their scents.
And look it even has the "Don't Wring" symbol on it!!! By the way, I'm just a fan of SOAK, I wasn't paid for these comments or given a free sample.
How do you wash your handmade clothes?