How To Care For Your Linens

Taking Care Of Cotton and Linen Napkins

All of our cotton and linen napkins can be laundered at home with great care. They should be delicately washed in cold water with regular detergent. With our crochet or battenburg lace napkins however, dry cleaning is strongly recommended in order to preserve the delicate lace fringes. When selecting a detergent, it is essential to make sure that the detergent does not contain any bleach products. If stains are present on the linen napkins, they should be treated immediately using a special linen stain remover. Stains on cotton napkins may be treated with most off the shelf stain removers, however you should stay away from harsh solvents and bleaching products such as chlorine, peroxide or sodium carbonate.

Cotton and linen napkins may be dried in a machine dryer, but should be removed while they are still slightly damp. Because linen wrinkles extremely easily, linen napkins should be spread on a large surface and pressed with a hot iron immediately after they are removed from the dryer.

If your napkins are monogrammed, lay the napkin with the embroidered side face down on a towel and press the napkin on the reverse side.

Taking Care Of Cotton and Linen Pillowcases

In general, it is recommended to wash your pillowcases prior to placing them on your bed for the first time. Because cotton and linen fabrics get softer with each wash, it may be desirable to wash your pillowcases more than once prior to use. Once again, you should stay away from bleaches or fabric softeners because they can damage the fibers or make the fabrics feel more rigid over time. Our pillowcases may be machine washed and tumbled dry on a medium setting. Once removed from the dryer, iron immediately and place on the bed.

Taking Care Of Linen Towels

Our linen towels should be laundered in cold water with a regular detergent that does not contain bleach. Linen towels should be removed from the dryer while slightly damp and pressed immediately on a large surface.

Taking Care Of Wedding Handkerchiefs

Because most of our wedding handkerchiefs contain intricate needlework and delicate lace edging, we highly recommend dry cleaning or hand washing in cold water with a light detergent such as woolite.