Questions upon questions...
Not everyone finds it easy to work with wool and wool-silk fabrics right from the beginning. For you to have a few less question marks in your head before you start, or even if you already started and have one specific question, we made an overview of the most frequently asked questions here. Maybe and hopefully this will solve one or the other question. If you still have a question or problem, don't hesitate to ask in the great community, in our Facebook-Group or to send us an email.
(PS: for more general questions, the facebook group will definitely be faster with the answer than we are with answering by email =) )
We also have a few general articles about the sewing and care of wool fabrics in our blog.
Everything you might want to know…
Concerning your purchase
Buying on site - Can I pick up orders directly in Hanover?
No. From time to time we hold warehouse- events, to which we invite you separately. Otherwise, we do not have a shop, but only a warehouse, which is why buying or picking up on site is unfortunately not possible at the moment.
Is there any more of fabric xyz?
You can always see the available fabrics on our website. As a rule, we do not sell any fabric by email, so we ask you not to send us any inquiries about this - it is always so difficult for us when we have to say “no”! If a fabric is sold out in the shop, we may still have a few leftovers, as we are always very careful when offering for sale. After cutting current floods of orders, we take a close look at the leftovers and measure them. At this point we already know better how many mistakes there were in the respective fabric and had to be cut out. After an exact count, the remaining meters are put back in the shop so that everyone has the same chance of buying some of them. Faulty pieces and the very last few meters then come in our popular surprise packages.
My fabric has an error/ a ladder / is the wrong fabric - what should I do now?
We do our best to ensure that we always send out the right fabrics and that they are faultless. Should we nevertheless make a mistake, please send an email to email@example.com so that we can exchange the fabric. From time to time we get questions about mistakes on the very edge of a piece of fabric: The fabrics are hung on the edge during the process of knitting - this is the so-called "selvedge" (it is also called like this with knitted fabrics). The selvedge therefore often has small holes or even ladders. It should not be sewn and is not included in the width given in the shop. So that's not a reason for a complaint, it's quite normal :-) Since we get a lot of questions about it, we often cut off the edge if it’s full of holes so that you don't get confused. But since this is a lot of extra work, we sometimes do without it :-)
If I pay immediately, when will my order ship?
You can find our delivery times in an information box on our website - that’s rather the upper limit. When new fabrics have just been added, we have a lot of orders and the delivery time is then at the upper end of the delivery time. Normally we deliver faster.
Can I first get new fabrics as a fabric sample?
When you place an order, you are always welcome to request fabric samples by writing in the comment field - you can specify colors or types of fabric, which we will then add to your order free of charge. If you would like to have samples of our fabrics before placing your first order, we can send you our fabric sample sheet . Specific requests are also possible there, please indicate them in the comment field.
(If you order the samples for money and don't need the sample-sheet, but only the specifically desired fabrics, then please tell us - the creation of the fabric sample- sheets is very laborious and it would be a shame if you didn't need it at all ;- ) )
I want to exchange or return part of my order.
Please read our instructions on withdrawal first and use our withdrawal form. We will then inform you about the further steps of the return and whether it is possible in your specific case. Please note: We can only take back goods that are undamaged and in their original condition. This means in particular that they have not yet been washed or even sewn up. It is therefore essential to check the goods before washing.
Can I change my order / add something to my order afterwards?
You can add something to your order, as long as you haven't received the email that we are processing your order. Please use the shipping method "reorder shipping" for this, then further shipping costs won’t incur and we save ourselves the step of refunding shipping costs. If you have change requests that cannot be solved by reordering, please send us an email and we will try to help you.
Concerning wool and certifications
What does organic jersey / GOTS certified / mulesing-free mean?
It is particularly important to us that the production of our wool and wool/silk fabrics takes place in a socially and environmentally friendly manner. Not only because some of the fabrics are worn directly on the (children's) skin as underwear, but also because we don't want to be responsible for committing environmental sins during production. All of our wool and wool/silk fabrics are mulesing-free. This means that “our” wool-sheep are not exposed to the procedure of removing the skin around their tail without anesthesia to prevent pest infestation. This procedure has been sharply criticized by animal protection organizations. As a matter of principle, we only offer guaranteed mulesing-free wool and wool/silk fabrics. Unfortunately, even the GOTS label is not enough to ensure that the fabric used is mulesing-free. Therefore, one must always pay attention to both keywords if one wants to get high-quality organic wool fabric that was produced without committing any sins in animal welfare. We only buy GOTS certified fabric to ensure for ourselves and our customers that the manufacturing meets the highest standards. We ourself as a small company are not GOTS-certified (even the step of cutting fabric into individual pieces is subject to certification), so we do not advertise with the GOTS label, which does not detract from the quality of our fabrics.
The UV protection of wool/silk is almost legendary - we researched the real truth behind the claims and were amazed at how incredibly good wool/silk is as an alternative to UV protection clothing made from polyester plastic. Details can be found here ( the blog article is currently missing due to moving to the new site - it will be added again in the next few weeks).
What is so special about wool/silk?
Wool is self-cleaning and antibacterial because the keratin in wool naturally breaks down foul-smelling bacteria caused by perspiration. Wool is also hygroscopic and can therefore absorb body moisture. Wool has the special effect that the moisture can be stored both in the fibers and between the fibers. It can therefore absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture without feeling damp and nevertheless producing warmth. Merino virgin wool is very finely crimped, does not scratch and feels soft and fluffy. It is also well tolerated by allergy sufferers and people with neurodermatitis. Mulberry silk provides a comfortable, soft and skin-soothing garment. Silk has a temperature-regulating effect, warms in cold temperatures and cools down on warm days. The wool/silk mixture thus combines the positive properties of both basic materials and results in a true luxury fabric.
Wool cuffs can basically be sewn like cotton cuffs - they are just a little bit more stretchy and can therefore be sewn on a little more sparingly. But what is special about them is that they have the same good properties as wool products - in particular, they do not absorb water and are therefore especially suitable as sleeve or leg ends for woolen outdoor clothing and cloth diapers. Clothing and cuffs then do not feel damp, clammy or cold when slightly wet.
Concerning the handling of our fabrics
What must be considered concerning the caring of the fabrics?
It is optimal if the woolen clothing is simply aired out in moist air (e.g. in the bathroom when showering). The water vapor that meets the fabric automatically removes smaller dirt particles and bad odours. If the clothes are heavily soiled, they can be washed by hand or with a wool detergent at 30 degrees in the wool programme of the washing machine. As wool fibers are more sensitive when wet than when dry, it is recommended to dry the wool/silk clothes or fabrics lying flat on a towel.
How to sew? / Do I have to pre-wash?
There is hardly anything more wonderful than creating individual garments for yourself and your loved ones from wool/silk or other wool fabrics. But before sewing for the first time, many are afraid that the fabric will be difficult to sew. Here are some answers to common questions ... Sewing machine or overlock machine / serger? Wool/silk can be sewn on the overlock as well as on the conventional sewing machine. Important is the use of a stretchable stitch (e.g. zigzag stitch) and of super stretch needles. The needles are specially made for very stretchy fabrics and ensure that the threads are not severed when sewing, but pushed to the side, thus preventing the emergence of holes in the fabric in the long run. As with other thin fabrics, it is advisable not start sewing at the very edge of the fabric, as this can sometimes be "eaten up" by the machine. Better start sewing 2-3cm from the edge and sew up the beginning after a few stitches using the reverse button. Holding onto the protruding threads and gently pulling them backwards also makes it easier to start. Wool/silk is stretchier than most comparable cotton jersey. Thus it can make sense to sew one size smaller in width than normal and to stay with the usual dress size in length. As every pattern and physique is different, it is highly recommended to place well-fitting garments on top of the sewing pattern to provide a match. The wool/silk fabric itself can also be used as cuffs and edging because it is very elastic. When making a belly cuff on wool/silk trousers, it is advisable – at least on trousers for children from the crawling age upwards – to sew in an elastic band, otherwise the cuff is not strong enough. A good alternative for cuffs is pure wool cuff fabric which is also available at danischpur.de. The combination of cotton and wool/silk is also no problem in terms of sewing. However, it is usually only recommended to a limited extent, since cotton requires much more care and has to be washed much more often than wool/silk or wool. So if you combine with cotton, make sure that the cotton is not on those parts of the garment that come quickly into contact with sweat, mud or the like. As cuffs on arms and legs, cotton is problematic as it draws water. Attaching a cotton cuff to a boiled wool jacket, for example, is very critical, since the cuffs immediately get wet and clammy when it rains or snows. Cotton just doesn't have the magical properties of wool/silk or wool. Press studs can also be used well on wool/silk. But due to the thin material, the pressure points should always be strengthened, for example with a piece of boiled wool, which you hide between two layers of wool/silk, e.g. in the waistband. You should only use press studs for jersey fabrics with a low closing force in order to avoid tearing the material.
In general it is best for the wool if it is washed as little as possible. Nevertheless, we recommend a pre-wash, because the fabrics shrink differently with every washing behavior and every washing machine and it would be a shame if your sewn things didn't fit later. Later, a wash is only necessary if the garment is very dirty nötig.
Good to know…
Fluffiness vs Silky Smooth-Factor
Almost all wool/silk fabrics have a slightly different feel. On the one hand, this is due to the knitting (even the smallest deviation in the setting of the knitting machines causes a tighter or looser knitting pattern) and, on the other hand, to the after-treatment.nbsp;
After many discussions in the wool/silk group on Facebook ,, there was no clear trend as to which type of fabric you prefer – the more fluffy one or the one feeling rather silky smooth. Both - according to the consensus - are incredibly great and have their justification. Hence we made the agreement that from now on the fluffiness vs. silky smooth-factor will be added to the description of the fabrics. The very fluffy fabrics are cuddly soft and warm even more than the silky wool-silk fabrics. The silky smooth fabrics are especially suitable for the warm season, as they increase the cooling effect of the silk even further. In addition, they look a bit more noble in optics.
Woolen clothing as a sleeping aid
It is not an old wives’ tale, it is true: people dressed in wool sleep better at night. This is especially true for babies.
Studies have shown that preemies dressed in wool better gain weight and sleep easier than babies in the comparison group.
Here are a few sources for those further interested:
1) Dickson, P. R. (1984), Medical Journal of Australia, 21. Januar, 87-89
2) Umbach, K.H. (1986), Journal of the Textile Institute, 77: 3, 212-222
3) Ewing, M. R., Garrow, C. und McHugh, N. (1961), The Lancet, 2, 1447 und Laubscher, N.F. (1966), South African Medical Journal, 9. Juli 1966, 599-601
4) Scott, S., und Richards, M., The Lancet, 12. Mai 1979, Seite 1028. Und Scott, S., Lucas, P., Cole, T., und Richards, M., The Lancet, 29. Oktober 1983, S. 1014-1016
5) Powley, M., Nye, P. und Buckffield, P. The Lancet, 3. Mai 1980, 979-980
What is pilling and why is it not a deficiency?
In general, pilling is normal with sheep's wool fabrics and is even a sign of quality as it shows that the fabrics have not been chemically treated (keyword “superwash”). But not all wool fabrics pill in the same way - not even all from the same manufacturer. From time to time we have a discussion about that in my wool/silk group on Facebook and it's always amazing when people report for example that they bought two pairs of wool pants from the same manufacturer, treated them almost the same and one pills, the other doesn't.
I personally had the same experience with our cinnamon-colored wool/silk fabric, where I sewed three shirts for myself, my son and my husband from the same roll of fabric (!). Only my son's shirt pilled.
According to common experience, if a woolen garment pills, it either does so right away or not at all. Basically. Because you can also do something wrong, such as drying your woolen clothes on the heater or washing them so hard that the lanolin washes out. Then the pilling can also start later.
But usually it happens early on, when the short-haired parts of a fiber rub out.
But – honestly speaking – it doesn't matter that it's a mark of quality: it's not particularly pretty though! We recommend using the miracle brush. Brush over it carefully and after two or three washes the garment usually no longer pills. Regular use of a wool treatment can also help to ensure that the fibers do not become too dry.
Earn and redeem points in our shop
with every purchase: conversion rate: 1€ turnover = 1 point
To redeem the points with a subsequent order: please write in the comment field that you would like to redeem points and which package you have chosen. We will then compare this with your score, deduct the points and pack you a gorgeous surprise package. To order such a package for bonus points, the surprise packages do not have to be "available" in the shop. Exchanging the points for surprise packages by commenting on an order is always possible.
Certain fabric wishes can be expressed and are always recognized but sometimes still cannot be fulfilled.
The fabrics in the packages are crooked pieces from the end of a roll of fabric with a length that is unfavorable to sell or fabrics with small defects that ended up in our leftover boxes. There are expressly not only first grade goods in the packages, but all fabrics are well usable :-)
500 points = mini surprise package
1500 points = baby surprise package (2 fabrics each approx. 35cm high)
2500 Punkte = Kinder Ü Paket (2 Stoffe je ca. 50 cm hoch)
5000 Punkte = Erwachsenen Ü Paket (3 Stoffe je ca. 65cm hoch)
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