Sheepskin question.......

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Mutti, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Mutti

    Mutti Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My daughter spent alot of time and energy tanning some sheepskins which turned out great. Decided to drape one over her trunk and her blankety blank cats both decided to "christen" it...well, washed it in mild soap/cool water on gentle and that didn't destroy it...let it air dry but now we need to know how to get the back soft again...is there a way???? DEE
     
  2. chaplain robert

    chaplain robert Well-Known Member

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    A little neet's foot oil and hours spent rubbing it back and forth across the back of a chair. Or lightly oil and toss in the dryer if you can tumble it with no heat. Some folks say to toss a tennis ball or two in there also--never tried it myself though.
     

  3. Yes rub a little bit of neets foot oil on it and then throw a pair of size 14 or 16 tennis shoes in the dryer with the hide. Those big feet are good for something you know.
     
  4. Marchwind

    Marchwind Fiber Arts forum Mod. Supporter

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    My DS#2 has always slept on sheep skins. I would machine wash them then rub some unscented hand lotion on the back.