Linen Care

Residential Wash Care

Most of our products are machine washable and dryable. We recommend washing in cold water with mild detergent, and drying on the low setting.

(We recommend using “Le Blanc Linen Wash.” http://www.linenwash.net)
Chlorine bleach is never recommended. Wash with like colors. If the product is stained, we recommend washing immediately to avoid setting the stain. Pre­-treat stains with stain removers if necessary. Use a warm iron while the cloth is damp to achieve the best results. We always recommend ironing on the backside of the cloth to protect the stitching and embroidery. For our more embellished and beaded designs, we recommend hand washing or dry cleaning.

Tips & Warnings

  • Place linens that are delicate or embroidered into a lingerie bag before laundering to help protect them.
  • Avoid using chlorine bleach for linen as it can yellow the fabric. Instead, use oxygen bleach.
  • Never wring damp linen. You may break the fibers.
  • Never store linen in a cedar chest, cardboard box, or plastic bag. The linen may rot, streak, or yellow in these containers.
Stain Guide

Red Wine

Right Away: Quickly blot with a clean cloth before sponging with cool water. Another trick: Dab with white wine to neutralize red. If on carpet, cover the stain with a pile of salt and let it absorb overnight. (cover pile with a small bowl to keep guests from tracking)

The Day After: Rub a little laundry pre-spotter or liquid detergent into the remaining stain. Wash as usual with fabric-appropriate bleach.

Chocolate

Right Away: Scoop up any melted chocolate with a spoon to keep it from soaking in.

The Day After: Apply a laundry pre-spotter and work it into the stain with your fingers. Launder in the hottest water safe for the fabric with fabric-safe bleach.

Cranberry Sauce

Right Away: Scrape up excess with a spoon and sponge with cool water.

The Day After: Soak stain for 15 minutes in a mixture of 1 tablespoon white vinegar, ½ teaspoon liquid laundry detergent, and 1 quart cool water. Rinse. Sponge with rubbing alcohol, and then launder, if necessary, using bleach if needed.

Gravy

Right Away: Scrape up as much as you can. Apply laundry stain remover and soak overnight in a washing machine filled with warm water, enzyme detergent, and fabric-safe bleach.

The Day After: For a pre-soaked tablecloth, drain the washer the next morning. Launder in the hottest water safe for the fabric, adding bleach if necessary. If the cloth is not pre-soaked, apply a laundry prewash product to the stain and launder in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

Candle Wax

After the Party: Place in the freezer for several days to freeze and dry out the wax. Remove large pieces of wax. Place a paper towel over and underneath the stain and press with an iron. Rub liquid laundry detergent into the stained area and let set for a several minutes. Wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

Hospitality Wash Care

Please contact us for specific instructions.