I was lurking in the Fiber Prep group the other day when I read the advice someone was giving someone else about washing Cormo. Whenever I see the word Cormo in a thread I click on it because I still have several bags of the incredibly greasy stuff in the shed from my washing disaster during the Tour de Fleece back in 2010. Clean Cormo is the best thing ever, but getting it clean without ruining the fiber is near impossible.
The person giving the advice was saying to wash one lock at a time with a thick, hot soap dunk and a bar of soap. I was intrigued.
It seemed pretty simple until I tried to do it. The water was very hot and the locks turned into slippery little things that were very hard to hold onto-and it is VERY important that you hold onto them tightly. If you drop them, the locks fall apart when they hit the water.
After the dunking, you rub them carefully across a bar of mild soap to work up a good lather.