Hand Embroidery Range
All of the products in our home collection are embroidered using colorfast cotton thread on 100% linen, woven in India of imported flax. Linen naturally gets rid of dirt more easily than other fabrics and you'll be surprised at how easy it is to care for. We've personally used and cleaned all of the pieces in this collection and have the following recommendations:
Dry cleaning recommended. Use paper towel or a clean white cloth to absorb any stains as soon as they occur. Do not rub or spot clean as this may cause discoloration.
No one wants to have to dry clean placemats so we've made sure ours are washable. We recommend using a mild detergent and warm water (40°) in the gentle cycle of your machine. Pull slightly to shape and line dry. In order to make life easier iron when damp.
If you can't get to them while they're still damp just spritz with water prior to ironing. Linen has a natural crispness which you can obtain using a hot iron. Should you wish an even crisper finish a bit of starch will help you achieve that.
Conventional washing detergents contain bleaching agents so you may experience a slight lightening of the fabric color after the first wash. Expect initial shrinkage of about 2%.
Follow the same instructions as for placemats. The napkins can be washed at a warmer temperature, but preferably not exceeding 60 °C
Follow the same instructions as for the placemats and napkins. To absorb red wine stains, sprinkle salt or sugar over the stain and wash as soon as convenient.
Karakul Wool Rugs
Our carpets are made of 100% wool coming from the sturdy breed of Karakul sheep. The lanolin in the wool offers a natural dirt resistant barrier and the reversible carpets need very little care.
Regular vacuuming on the low suction setting of your vacuum cleaner will ensure that dust doesn't settle into the fibers. Do not use the rotary carpet brush which comes with many vacuum cleaners as this may cause the yarn to fuzz. Use the floor tool instead. If you do get stains, do not rub as this will cause the stain to be pushed into the carpet and the fibers to mat.
Blot stains as soon as possible with a clean white towel or a thick pad of paper towels. Scoop up any solid pieces first and then, pressing down with the heel of your hand, repeat the blotting action using dry towels until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Mix your own spot-cleaning solution by diluting a few drops of clear hand-dishwashing soap in water. Blot on the stain with a clean white towel and rinse as below.
Mist the area with clean water, or blot it with a wet towel. Then blot area with a dry towel. Repeat these two steps until no more residue comes out.
Dry cleaning is otherwise recommended. Be sure to choose a dry cleaner with experience in cleaning wool rugs.
Yak Wool Shawls and Throws
We recommend dry cleaning these pieces, but they can also be machine washed in the wool cycle of your machine.
Using a mild detergent meant for wool please place the yak wool pieces in a laundry net and wash in cold water. Line dry. If needed iron on the wool setting.
These 100% cotton shawls can be machine washed cold on the gentle cycle. Use a mild detergent and to avoid tangling, place the shawls in a laundry net.
Line dry. If needed iron on the cotton setting.
Banana Fiber Baskets + Placemats
These pieces can be rinsed to rid them of dust or stains. Please ensure that they dry thoroughly before storing them to avoid mold.
Should your baskets lose their shape they can be dampened and coaxed back into shape with gentle stretching.
Block Printed Pouches
These linen pouches can be washed in the gentle cycle of your machine at 30° centigrade. Use a laundry net for extra protection of the tassels. The inside liner can simply be wiped down with a damp cloth as needed.
Line dry and if necessary iron on a low setting.