Prewash any natural fibres that you will be washing in the future, as some shrinkage may occur. We recommend prewashing in the same way you will wash your fabric in the future - including drying. Wash all brights, darks and lights separately as some colours may run in their first few washes.
Top Tip! Before Prewashing your new fabric sew or serge the raw end. This will prevent fraying and remind you that it has been prewashed when it comes time to sew.
The following is a guide only for the care of certain fibres:
Machine washable, hot/warm iron, dry cleanable, tumble dry. Embroidered - Cool hand wash.
Dryclean only, (hand wash at your own risk, using silk detergent. Do not bleach, do not tumble dry, drip dry in shade) warm iron.
Spot clean using cool water without rubbing. Brush wool to remove surface soil. Steam when pressing. Wash in cool water only. Dry flat in shade on a towel.
Machine washable on gentle/wool cycle using a wool detergent. Wash all colours separately as some colours may run in their first few washes. Drip dry in shade. Boiled merino should only be hand washed.
Cool machine wash or hand wash. Do not twist or wring as the fibres are delicate when wet. Best ironed on reverse side to prevent shine marks. Do not tumble dry.
Linen becomes softer and more absorbent after each wash. Wash linen on low temperatures in lukewarm or cold water. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent to protect the fibres. Air dry linen and dry dark colours in the shade to avoid fading.
Velvets and Corduroy
Cool wash on gentle cycle or hand wash cotton velvets and corduroy. Dry flat in shade and avoid crushing nap. Only iron on reverse with a high loft pressing cloth. Silk velvets are best drycleaned.