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Washcare Instructions

Table Linens in Pure Egyptian cotton satin

Follow the sheeting instructions.

For particular cleaning, try these tips: If wine is spilled, immediately splash seltzer water on the spot and place a dry towel underneath it. For food stains, not much can be done until after the meal. When the meal is finished, "spot" the stains with diluted mild detergent and fill the washing machine with warm water. Now let them soak all night long. In the morning, turn the machine on and this usually will take care of it.

If you still have a problem, then soak another 24 hours in enzyme reactive stain removers. Dry and press.

Please note that for coloured table linens wash as per the bed linen instructions and do not soak overnight. Do NOT use detergents with brightening agents or products containing bleach.

We do not recommend linens being roller pressed particularly when damp.

For candle wax, scrape off as much as you can only when it is hard. Place a brown paper bag over the wax and iron on top of this, changing positions frequently until all wax is absorbed. You should then "spot" that place with diluted detergent and follow the soaking instructions above.

Table Linens in Pure Linen

Washing - Many people prefer to wash linen with water, especially table and bed linens because the more it is washed, the softer and brighter it becomes. Its brightness comes from the nodes of the linen fibre, which reflect light. Linen washes well because it is stronger wet than dry. In general, linen can be washed at high temperatures, but a 40°C-60°C wash is usually effective as the smooth surface of the flax fibre allows stains to be released easily.

As linen is highly absorbent, (it can absorb twice its weight in water before it drips), it soaks up more water during the wash cycle than most other fibres. It therefore washes better when the washing machine is not packed to capacity. As with all fabrics, wash dark colours separately.

Drying & Ironing Linen dries quickly. It should not normally be tumble-dried as this can over-dry the fibres. White linens can be kept white by line drying them in direct sunlight and flat drying delicate items can help prevent creasing. Always iron linen when damp, first on the wrong side to eliminate creases and then on the right side to enhance the fabric's natural sheen.

If the linen has already dried out before ironing, use a water spray to redampen it. A hot iron is usually recommended for linen, it is best to test iron first. A good steam iron will work best on pure linen.