Care Tips

Washing

Our linen/cotton can be washed in a washing machine - plain white or light coloured cotton/linen at 40 degrees and coloured linen/cotton at 30 degrees. We don't recommend bleach as it can damage any sort of fabric.

All our products are so exclusive that they therefore require very special care.

Please be careful with the hand embroidered materials from "In the Little Linen Cupboard" where we suggest 30 because of the embroidery.

The fabric used to make these is very fine linen, and pure Egyptian cotton, a very luxurious fibre. Please do not dry clean. Tumble dry at low temperatures, or dry naturally. For best results iron whilst slightly damp. Please do not wash coloured articles in detergents containing optical brighteners this will casue fading. It is best to use a mild washing powder that is formulated for use with coloured fabrics.

Stains

Ideally, as soon as something is spilt on your lovely white linen/cotton tablecloth you should soak it using a good detergent. We always throw salt on red wine stains and this fixes it. You could however dilute the red wine by pouring a little white wine or water on it - then soak it.

Ironing

The dreaded ironing! Firstly, as already mentioned - you don't have to. It is perfectly fine to dry them and put them straight back on your bed. They might look slightly creased, but if you don't mind and ironing is not one of your favourite pasttimes then that's fine. The easiest and most effective way is to lightly tumble dry your linen and then iron when slightly damp.
However, if you like the idea of pressed linen/cotton sheets, table cloths, napkins etc ironing can be an enjoyable and therapeutic experience! Think about the designs of your future purchases and how many friends you can tell about our fantastic bespoke products. Enjoy!

Here are a few ironing tips:

  • Always iron linen while still damp (it's much easier to get rid of the creases) - then fold and put in an airing cupboard or somewhere warm.
  • Use a steam iron.
  • Fragranced water is a great invention and can be sprayed on as you iron. It smells great and helps with the ironing too.
  • Use starch for bed and table linens for that crisp linen/cotton pristine look. It will also slightly protect the linen/cotton from stains.
  • Ironing embroidered linen can be difficult as the iron can get caught in the stitching and cause damage. Just place a piece of plain material over the top and iron the two together. Better still turn it round and iron from the back.