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    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 24th Sep 16, 9:59 AM
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    Does anyone have a wool duvet?
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    • 24th Sep 16, 9:59 AM
    Does anyone have a wool duvet? 24th Sep 16 at 9:59 AM
    I am fed up of the filling of my microfibre lumping up.

    Does this happen in a wool duvet too?
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    • Loanranger
    • By Loanranger 25th Sep 16, 3:44 PM
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    Loanranger
    I use my down duvets as mattress toppers. In the summer I use the winter duvets underneath to sleep on, and in the winter I use the summer duvets underneath to sleep on. Saves on storage space. I have a collection of down duvets, one dating back to 1980 which I still use.
    I think mattress toppers are a waste of money.
    • grandmasam
    • By grandmasam 25th Sep 16, 6:02 PM
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    grandmasam
    I'm thinking that maybe I'd be better off with a light one as I get hot easily during the night, not helped by the onset of menopause. I currently use a 4 tog summer quilt even during the winter.

    Does anyone else use a light one? Are they sufficiently warm enough?
    Originally posted by Feral Moon
    Mine is a light one! When I first got it, I thought it wouldn't be warm enough.... its cool when it's hot and warm when the weather turns cold.Snuggles round me and it's like sleeping in warm cuddle...magical!

    Hope that helps,
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    • kittie
    • By kittie 25th Sep 16, 6:24 PM
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    I didn`t need to buy an actual wool mattress topper, in fact I didn`t know they made one so thick. Mine is a mattress protector but the top is soft and filled with wool so is very comfortable.

    The lower tog one is surprisingly thin and good for half the year. The other half year I tend to use the higher tog one on its own but the two together come into their own if we get a winter that is very cold for quite a while. I love it when the flannel duvet cover is on, like going to bed in a warm cloud
    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 25th Sep 16, 6:29 PM
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    missbiggles1
    I use my down duvets as mattress toppers. In the summer I use the winter duvets underneath to sleep on, and in the winter I use the summer duvets underneath to sleep on. Saves on storage space. I have a collection of down duvets, one dating back to 1980 which I still use.
    I think mattress toppers are a waste of money.
    Originally posted by Loanranger
    I'd be far too hot sleeping on a down filled duvet in the summer - I've even had to take my silk filled mattress topper off!

    Mattress toppers are great if you end up inadvertently buying a firmer mattress than you'd really like, as we did. We also used to take it on holiday with us as gites and holiday cottages are often equiped with mattresses you could bounce a tennis ball off and beds with slats rather than sprung divans!
    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 25th Sep 16, 6:33 PM
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    oh dear! re the dry cleaning missbiggles. That is one thing I never do, those fumes and chemicals plus expense. I have tried various mattress toppers starting with memory foam, big mistake as I got hotter and hotter and hated the smell from the foam. I tried qvc northern nights topper made from feathers and was good for a month or so, when the feathers started breaking and clumping. Now I just use the woolroom mattress topper/bed protector and I get perfect temperature control and comfort. I just love pure wool. The pillows are a revelation. They are filled with little curly bits and you can take out and add if you want to change pillow height. I also love the fact that they are not allergenic and I easily wash them on a cool wool wash in my machine

    Yes woolroom are expensive but I did get what I paid for and I like to buy British too
    Originally posted by kittie
    I can't remember the last time I had anything that needed dry cleaning but everything I've read on many websites states that you'll ruin a silk filled duvet or mattress topper if you try to wash it in any way, unfortunately.
    • ariarnia
    • By ariarnia 25th Sep 16, 6:41 PM
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    I can't remember the last time I had anything that needed dry cleaning but everything I've read on many websites states that you'll ruin a silk filled duvet or mattress topper if you try to wash it in any way, unfortunately.
    Originally posted by missbiggles1
    (not sure if you've already read it)

    This suggests you don't need to wash it or dry clean - just leave it in direct sunlight whenever possible

    http://www.purelivingcollection.com/style/how-to-clean-a-silk-duvet.html

    A properly covered silk duvet should not require cleaning under normal conditions of use. Unlike duvets with a feather and down filling, silk-filled duvets are free from dust mites and as you don't perspire when using them they should not require thorough cleaning. We recommend that the duvet is regularly aired outside on a sunny day without a duvet cover for a minimum of 2 hours, 2 to 3 times a year. This has the effect of cleaning and purifying the silk floss.

    Do not dry-clean your silk duvet as silk should not be cleaned with any form of chemical cleaner (such as those used in dry cleaning processes). Chemicals will not only affect the silks natural properties but also cause it to harden, thus reducing its softness.

    Additionally, although dry cleaning fluids evaporate readily at low temperatures it is impossible to ensure that traces of cleaning chemicals do not remain on a cleaned article, even after thorough airing. The surface area of silk within even within the 200g lightweight silk duvet is immense, and it will be inevitable that some traces of cleaning chemicals will be retained on the surface of the silk fibres.

    Washing your silk duvet, whether in a machine or by hand, may cause the silk to lose some of its natural properties. Neither do we recommend you wring or tumble dry your silk duvet.

    Treat localised spillages immediately by wiping the affected area with a clean white damp cloth. If the spillage has penetrated through to the silk floss, delicately hand wash the affected area only using luke warm water (maximum 30º Centigrade) and a non-biological detergent suitable for washing woollens, then rinse thoroughly using cold water.
    Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamott

    It's amazing how those with a can-do attitude and willingness to 'pitch in and work' get all the luck, isn't it?
    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 25th Sep 16, 6:44 PM
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    missbiggles1
    (not sure if you've already read it)

    This suggests you don't need to wash it or dry clean - just leave it in direct sunlight whenever possible

    http://www.purelivingcollection.com/style/how-to-clean-a-silk-duvet.html
    Originally posted by ariarnia
    Thank you for that.

    Unfortunately it says "under normal usage" and my husband was very unwell for the couple of years after we bought it so it wasn't really that situation.
    Last edited by missbiggles1; 25-09-2016 at 6:47 PM.
    • ariarnia
    • By ariarnia 25th Sep 16, 6:48 PM
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    ariarnia
    Thank you for that.

    Unfortunately it says "under normal usage" and my husband was very unwell for years for the couple of years after we bought it so it wasn't really that situation.
    Originally posted by missbiggles1
    I think that's why I went for wool - Having two tiny one's in the house, my priority isn't keeping things (even expensive things) pristine

    I got very practical, very quickly, when it comes to just shoving things in the washing machine - No whites left in this house that aren't a faint pinky colour and OH was quickly brought around to the idea of no-iron shirts
    Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamott

    It's amazing how those with a can-do attitude and willingness to 'pitch in and work' get all the luck, isn't it?
    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 25th Sep 16, 7:34 PM
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    I think that's why I went for wool - Having two tiny one's in the house, my priority isn't keeping things (even expensive things) pristine

    I got very practical, very quickly, when it comes to just shoving things in the washing machine - No whites left in this house that aren't a faint pinky colour and OH was quickly brought around to the idea of no-iron shirts
    Originally posted by ariarnia
    We converted to the idea that wrinkles fall out with body heat many years ago - in fact I recently lost the iron for 6 months and still haven't used it since I found it.
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 25th Sep 16, 8:31 PM
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    Another vote for Baavet here; we have three in the house. I've had mine for 3 years, a lightweight one that does me all year round. OH has a heavyweight, being a Cold Mortal at night, and DD1 a medium-weight. All much loved, and considered money very well spent after years of constantly replacing nasty disintegrating polyester ones, which started off reasonably warm then went downhill. DS3 prefers feather & down, which we also own a number of, and DD2 has - everything! 3 duvets on her bed last seen, one of them a 4-season feather one, two thick old wool blankets and a number of fleece blankets. She's not taking any chances with our resident drafts...

    I did wonder whether the sheepy smell might disturb OH to start with; DD1 & I are both spinners & the smell of fleece is a delight to us (although I too can't wear wool next to my skin) but we do know that not everyone greets it with glee. However I think he's accustomed to mine & never even noticed it.
    Last edited by thriftwizard; 25-09-2016 at 8:45 PM.
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    • gran3
    • By gran3 25th Sep 16, 8:44 PM
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    I have a cashmere duvet, not as flash as it sounds, lol, but bought it from Tesco direct after using one at my son's house. Very light, warm but not too heavy and hot and great in the summer. Lightweight but cool. It wasn't anymore than you'd spend on a non synthetic one. Great buy. Just another option to consider.
    • ariarnia
    • By ariarnia 25th Sep 16, 8:58 PM
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    ariarnia
    I have a cashmere duvet, not as flash as it sounds, lol, but bought it from Tesco direct after using one at my son's house. Very light, warm but not too heavy and hot and great in the summer. Lightweight but cool. It wasn't anymore than you'd spend on a non synthetic one. Great buy. Just another option to consider.
    Originally posted by gran3
    One of these?

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/kings-queens-cashmere-indulgence-duvet-105-tog/425-0926.prd?source=others

    It would be interesting to know how it ages.

    I know cashmere isn't recommended for pure wool duvets because it's a flat fibre (soft but not insulating), so I guess the % of cashmere isn't very high and it's mostly high quality polyester.
    Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamott

    It's amazing how those with a can-do attitude and willingness to 'pitch in and work' get all the luck, isn't it?
    • Gers
    • By Gers 30th Sep 16, 8:30 PM
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    Gers
    In case anyone is interested, I have just bought the following from The Wool Room (thanks again Kittie):

    http://www.thewoolroom.com/product/deluxe-wool-duvet-all-season/


    I managed to get an extra 10% off by using MYVIP4LIFE.
    Originally posted by SuzieSue

    Following your comment I ordered a wool pillow which arrived yesterday. It's just brilliant!

    I've been struggling with pillows for a while now, never finding any which fits my neck, preferred sleeping position or temperature needs. In fact one pillow I had (well known brand beginning with Te) actually hurt my ears as it created a kind of suction on them.

    One night with the wool pillow has been bliss. I've now ordered two more, one will taken to my Mum's house for when I stay overnight as her pillows on the spare bed is just horrid.

    Thanks for posting about the woolroom. Now I can sleep better.
    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 30th Sep 16, 8:37 PM
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    One of these?

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/kings-queens-cashmere-indulgence-duvet-105-tog/425-0926.prd?source=others

    It would be interesting to know how it ages.

    I know cashmere isn't recommended for pure wool duvets because it's a flat fibre (soft but not insulating), so I guess the % of cashmere isn't very high and it's mostly high quality polyester.
    Originally posted by ariarnia
    3% cashmere - can that small amount really make much difference or is it just a marketing ruse?
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 30th Sep 16, 8:41 PM
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    Thanks all, I'm going to buy wool bedding now. I've admitted defeat...I'm a lady of a certain age that sweats like a beast. I turn the pillow over at least 1000 times a night, I'm not exaggerating.

    It'd better work! I know who to blame, if not!
    • coastace
    • By coastace 3rd Oct 16, 2:59 PM
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    I have spent at a lot of time over the last few weeks researching which wool duvet to buy & where to get it from. After great info from everyone on this forum I decided to go for a Baavet duvet.

    I've ordered mine from this site that has a 15% sale on Baavet bedding in October, and delivery was free as well celticsustainables.co.uk/baavet-wool-duvets/
    • FrugalinShropshire
    • By FrugalinShropshire 10th Oct 16, 3:10 PM
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    We have a 4.5 tog Devon Duvet and it is fab. We have a patchwork quilt on top if it gets too cold, but as we sleep with the window open all year we are really toasty (no heating in bedroom either!)
    Proud to be mortgage free
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 10th Oct 16, 3:22 PM
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    Really tempted to get a wool duvet now.

    I have a feather duvet for Winter, but I get too hot....being a lady of a certain age..

    I tried knitting a patchwork bedspread, but it was a bit rubbish, to be honest. It also made me sweat and sneeze. I binned it.

    I'm putting it off, because of the cost.
    Last edited by Nomoonatall; 10-10-2016 at 4:14 PM.
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 10th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    I was vacillating between wool and silk - I've ended up with silk because there was an offer combined with a code that made it unbelievably good value. So far I love it.
    • p00
    • By p00 10th Oct 16, 9:23 PM
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    I recently bought one from Dunelm in their sale reduced from £79.99 to £39.99 (superking size)and went through topcashback to

    I love it, it crackles like a feather one does . Its so light too.

    Says its washable.

    I dont know how warm it will be in the winter but it does say on the box its body temperature regulated. There again my 2 little dogs keep me warm but I really do love this quilt.

    p00
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