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There is more and more fringe in everyday fashion. Isaac for instance had a top last Friday that was shown that had it along the edges as a trim. C. Wonder uses a lot of tassels.   My question: how do you keep the fringe threads from twisting up and knotting in the wash?  I have also had fringe details that started to pull meaning the threads became longer and you either have to cut it or pull them out.

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I'm not speaking from experience but what I would try is putting the article in a mesh bag and washing it on the gentle cycle, then gently rearranging the fringe and hanging the garment to dry.

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That's the exact reason I won't buy fringe.  I need things simple.  LOL.  I'd go the mesh bag route too and dry flat.

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@Texasmouse thanks for the idea about the mesh bag, it makes sense to me!  I really like a few tops some people offer but the tassle or fringe makes me think twice when I have to be concerned about the care.

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I don't buy anything with fringe because my cat would think it was a toy.  Cat Happy

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For tassels and other dangly bits I will put plastic wrap over them and secure the plastic with tape or a knot, then wash in gentle cycle or in mesh bag.

 

I washed a heavily fringed suede jacket on the gentle cycle and hung it dry; no problems, the fringe just needed a little tug here-and-there to hang down properly again.

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@Catty2  I would have the same problem with those little tassles, we have three cats.  I don't think I need to explain any further! Smiley Happy