Caring after a Handwoven item
For all of my scarves, cowls and shawls they can be gently spot washed if they become stained and can be shaken and hung up between wearing. If this guidance is followed they shouldn't really need washing.
Wool will felt if it is treated to hot water and/or changing water temperatures especially if it is agitated. Therefore if it is necessary to wash either a wool or cotton item I recommend very gentle handwashing in warm water, with minimal agitation. It should then be dried naturally and pressed if necessary.
A lavender bag can also be placed over a hanger or in a wardrobe as this is said to deter moths.