$0.00AUD

Table Linen washing instructions.
[INSTRUCTLINENWASH]

House hold linens and textiles were valuable assets and treasured until relatively recently. To take care of your beautiful period linen reproduction linens, here are some useful tips for cleaning and storage;

  • Treat stains with Oxyi clean or other oxygen-based or colour safe bleach - Do NOT use chlorine bleach;
  • Pre-soak as required and follow the instructions for the stains;
  • Hot wash with regular detergent and use a short agitate or delicate cycle if your linens are too large for a laundry bag - This will help to keep fringes from getting tangled.
  • Hang to dry or short tumble to keep fringe neat;
  • Iron as desired with a hot iron and steam ensuring the iron plate is clean. For very delicate textiles or if you are unsure, try laying a sheet of baking paper over the textile and ironing the textile through the baking paper;

Nota: During various periods throughout the medieval and renaissance, it was the fashion to enhance table linens by deliberating pleating and folding and using the period equivalent of an iron to create pleasing geometrical patterns.

  • To minimize or avoid ironing, lay linens out wet from the wash on a counter or table and  smooth out the wrinkles - then hang to dry;
  • Once dry, fold carefully and store with other linens, in an airy dark place;

Nota: To keep the linens fresh and pest free - satchets containing herbs such as lavender were slipped between the layers of linens. 

 

Reviews
Quick Find
 

Advanced Search
Mainly Medieval Blog
Mainly Medieval Blog
For our latest news and reviews
Share Product
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
1 x Magna carta; manuscripts and myths
1 x Giorgio Vasari: The Lives of the Artists
1 x Courtly love in medieval manuscripts.
1 x Botticelli
1 x Durer to Veronese: Sixteenth-Century Painters.
1 x Images in the Margins
1 x Master of Death: The Lifeless Art of Pierre Remiet
1 x Flowers in Medieval Manuscripts
1 x CA 0134: A Practical Guide to Medieval Adhesives
1 x Later Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland
1 x Medieval Dogs
1 x Art of the Middle Ages
1 x Bruegel
1 x Art of Fresco Painting: In the Middle Ages
1 x CA 0002: Selections from the Hammer, Part 1
1 x CA 0006: Over the Edge - The Cavalier Issue
1 x CA 0014: Costuming to a T
1 x CA 0011: Traditional Ballads
1 x CA 0024: Arms & Armour IV - Weapons And Armour in Western Europe
1 x CA 0008: Leathercraft for Common Usage
1 x CA 0019: Royal Castle Bulding in Medieval England
1 x CA 0022: Heraldry - Design and Submission of Devices and Badges
1 x CA 0001: Medieval and Renaissance Eyeglasses
1 x CA 0004: Indoor Games or How to While Away a Siege.
1 x CA 0005: The CA Guide To Brewing
1 x CA 0018: Leatherworking II
1 x CA 0012: Come Into My Chamber - English Domestic Architecture
1 x CA 0003: Selections from The Hammer, Part 2
1 x CA 0009: Thus We Mak ayn Mystery
1 x CA 0020: Barbarian Cultures
1 x CA 0015: Deer Abbey
1 x CA 0007: Pure Air and Fire Indeed a Horse
1 x CA 0016: A Compleat Herbal
1 x CA 0021: Saints of the Middle Ages
1 x Wax Tablet and Stylus
1 x Reindeer Pelt
1 x Pole ring
1 x Ring and staple
$1,397.10AUD