Caring for your fabric  

Fabric is precious. We've put together a few guidelines to help you care for your new purchase. It's a good idea to pre-wash any washable natural fibres that you will be washing in the future, as some shrinkage may occur. We recommend pre-washing in the same way you intend to wash your future fabric creation including drying. Wash light and bright colours separately, as some colours may run in their first few washes. Please note, these care tips are guidelines only and variations will apply to some fabrics. Special washing instructions will apply to some fabrics such as sequinned, beaded, coated or foiled fabrics as well as specialty weights/styles and delicate items. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please follow the care & prewash guidelines as outlined below as we are unable to accept claims on fabrics which have been laundered incorrectly.

Merino

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 drycleaned or hand washed.

Silk

Dryclean only, (hand wash at your own risk, using silk detergent. Do not bleach, do not tumble dry, drip dry in shade) warm iron.

Cotton

Plain Weave - Machine washable, bleachable if white, hot/warm iron, drycleanable, tumble dry.
Embroidered - Cool hand wash / Dryclean.

Linen

Dryclean recommended to guarantee colour integrity. Do not machine wash, hand wash at your own risk. Dry coloured linens in shade (fading will occur in sunlight), hot/warm iron.

Rayon / Viscose

Drycleanable, cool machine wash or hand wash. Do not twist/wring, iron on reverse side.

Wool

Dryclean only, steam when pressing, brush wool to remove surface soil.

Triacetate

Hand wash/machine wash, iron on high..

Tencel / Lyocell

Cold machine wash, tumble dry on low temperature, cool iron, dry cleanable, do not bleach.

Acetate

Dry cleanable, do not soak coloured items, do not twist/wring, machine wash separately or hand wash in warm water, iron on reverse side

Laces / Jacquards

Dryclean only. Please note some of these fabrics are delicate so please be careful against rough surfaces and snagging.

Velvet

Dry clean only. Do not spot clean. Never iron as ironing is likely to crush or flatten the natural pile. A hand held steamer can be used to remove creasing. Alternatively, hand your fabric or garment in a steamy bathroom as the steam may help relax any creasing. We would recommend that you unpack your fabric upon arrival and store it rolled, rather than folded. Velvet garments are best kept handing. Avoid using clip hangers as these can bruise or mark the fabric.

Nylon / Polyester

Cold machine wash, tumble dry on low temperature, cool iron, dry cleanable, do not bleach.