The people long ago used to wash all their woollen clothes with lime. They used to get half a pound of soap and half a pound of soda and quarter a pound of lime. Cut up the soap and dissolve it in a gallon of boiling water. Pour half a gallon of boiling water over the soda and enough boiling water to cover the lime. The lime must be quick and fresh. Prepare each of these in separate vessels. Put the lime and soda together and boil them for twenty minutes.