My materials are purchased second-hand, and may have minor imperfections, which add to the character and beauty of the garments. I use recycled sweaters purchased at local thrift shops, flea markets and yard sales to create each garment. All sweaters are washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer prior to being cut, but wool will continue to shrink so please wash in cold water and lay flat to dry, giving your creation a long life! Use a hot iron on the inside of the seams to flatten the garment after washing. Should any threads come loose, please just cut them off. Please DO NOT PULL. All ends have been tightly finished off so nothing will unravel or fray.