I won a LARGE box of wool on eBay, and washed a small bag of it in my washing machine, using the directions I found online. I was very careful to avoid agitating it, and it was a LOT of work. (I had to run it through 5 cycles to get all the dirt out, wiping the inside of the washer down with a paper towel between each cycle. YUCK!) I'm afraid to wash any more, because I think it could clog up the washing machine with all that grease.
Plus, I was sneezing like CRAZY during the process. My allergies acted up like WILD! I gave the rest of my wool to a friend at church. She was grateful, and I could finally breathe again. :teehee:
I guess I'll have to stick with commercially processed wool from now on.