Machine washable at 30 º C, delicate or hand cycle
Soap liquid laundry
Hang in the open air and in the shade to dry
Ironing at high temperature, wet or damp
It is also possible to dry in the machine (tumble dryer) at low temperature
Warning! Plan a shrinkage
To avoid fraying you can overcast the edges before washing. There is also a textile glue, anti-fraying and clear, which you can apply on the edges before or after washing. As I like to use this glue, you can find it in the shop.
To soften the burlap, it is possible to use a fabric softener (liquid or foil). However, if you are planning to dye or paint the burlap, avoid using these products.
It is important to know that in addition to accelerating the deterioration of your fabrics, the softener products are very harmful to the environment.
To dye natural burlap fabric with commercially available clothing dyes, choose a colour that takes into account the basic colour of the burlap, yellow. If you choose, for example, a dark grey, the final result will have a slight greenish tint because
grey + yellow = green.
Crafts with cotton yarn
Machine washable at 40 º C, delicate cycle
Using a laundry net
Do not use bleach
Ironing at medium temperature
Spinning and drying flat
To properly wring and shape (block) placemats and coasters that I crochet, I use a simple way. Much simpler and especially faster than what is recommended by the “pros” of knitting; the real technique found on the net and in specialized books, with pins, ruler and pattern in hand
Not that this method is not good, quite the contrary! Only, as far as I’m concerned, I’m a fan of “fast and well.” When I start something, I’m already looking forward to it being finished so…
So I use a hand towel, not too thick, that I fold in half after I have placed the piece in the middle. I then take a rolling pin (yes!) and I roll on the piece by pressing firmly enough. (Nothing to do with my mother’s sugar pie!) I then let it dry flat.
Machine washable at 30-40 º C, delicate or moderate cycle
White linen can be washed at 60 º C
Watch out for the colors!
Flax is a fiber that easily absorbs dye, whether intentional or not!
No dry cleaning
Ironing at very high temperature (max 200 º C)
Machine drying but beware of shrinkage of ± 5%.
We love linen for its natural appearance and its ecological, heat-regulating, absorbent and resistant qualities. Although it can be rough and firm at the time of purchase, it will take its final form from the first time it is washed and dried in the machine.
This is sometimes the case with cheap linen, mainly made from tow, the shortest fibers of the plant.
Personally, I would not use the same quality linen for making a piece of clothing, a cushion or a bag. My budget is not unlimited (sniff!), so I use a premium flax (made in France) only for sewing clothes or bed linens. Otherwise, cheap linen will do very well.
Depending on the desired look, you have the choice of ironing at high temperature or leaving as is. We need to know that linen is a natural fiber that wrinkles easily and consents to its whims to benefit from its many advantages!