This year I got to meet the creators of Unicorn Fibre care products, and I'm so excited to tell you about their fantastic products - and to give some away!
First of all, I have to say how fantastic the ladies behind Unicorn Fibre are. This is the kind of company that really cares - and that goes a long way!
But that's not enough - the products have to work. Unicorn makes 4 main products: Power Scour, Fibre Wash, Fibre Rinse, and Unicorn Baby. I don't have a baby around anymore, but I have plenty of other things that need some TLC. So I set up shop on my kitchen counter and tried out the Fibre Wash and Fibre Rinse!
I decided to try it out on a scarf I made when I was teaching myself to knit (pattern here). It's been used and abused and ignored for a few years now, and I had to dig it out of the hat box in the front hall. It was a fun knit, but frankly, a little too itchy for me, so mostly it got passed up. And full disclosure... it had never been washed. Ew!
Luckily this is super easy. Fill a container with lukewarm water, add 2-3 squirts of the Unicorn Fibre Wash, swish, and then add your crochet or knit item, holding it down so it soaks up the water. Then walk away for about 5 minutes!
This is what I came back to. Double ew! I had no idea it was so dirty. And I'm so glad I decided to clean it! A fresh container of water and a couple squirts of Fibre Rinse, and back in it went for another 5 minutes.
When I first put it in the Rinse I'll admit I was a little skeptical. Two squirts hardly seemed enough to make a difference. But when I put my hands in the water - Wow!! Not only did my hands come out feeling softer, but the scarf was noticably softer as well! There's no rinsing with water either, at this point, a gentle squeeze and lay it flat to dry and done!
I don't know if it comes across in the photos, but this scarf looks so much brighter - the colors are clearer, and it's just noticeably cleaner. And it's so much softer now - totally wearable! The scarf has been rescued by Unicorn Fibre Wash and Fibre Rinse!
Washing handmade items can be a little scary - especially the really delicate stuff. But Unicorn makes it so easy! I haven't been able to give the Power Scour a try just yet, but I do have an upcoming project in mind I'll use it on. The Power Scour is for deep cleaning oily/waxy fibers like wool and mohair, as well as alpaca, cashmere, and angora. Stuff that's a little extra itchy - and might still smell like the animal it came from. It also works on raw fleece! I'm so glad I have it in my crochet tool box!
So how would you like to give it a try? You can get Unicorn products at UnicornFibre.com, and you can also win free samples by entering the giveaway below! There will be TWO winners!
The Unicorn Fibre Giveway on Moogly is open worldwide, and ends 10/26/15 at 12:15am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. You may need to use a desktop if you have trouble on mobile. Only the email address is mandatory, all other options are for bonus entries only.
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