Colour and Care Notes

Colour note

While I do my very best to ensure the colour you receive is as close to possible as the sample images shown I cannot guarantee exact matches. If you are a control freak or perfectionist (trust me, I totally get it) then hand-dyed products may not be for you. There are so many factors that can affect the final outcome - this is why it's a little bit like magic and each hand-dyed piece is unique and perfectly imperfect! Water hardness, the plant materials used, temperature, mordants and timing all play a part in the process and all are subject to their own whims which are my challenges to tame. Your computer monitor or screen settings can also affect colour representation.

♥ CARE:

Ribbons and textiles can be hand washed in warm water. Dyes are fixed however some darker shades may run if made wet. Never bleach your ribbons or table textiles - bleach can cause silk to disintegrate and colours to turn yellow or muddy. I recommend Lux Soap flakes, Wool Wash or other PH neutral detergents. It is normal for plant dyes to fade over several years. Drip dry or tumble dry on a cool setting. Ribbons can be ironed on moderate setting (avoid steam) or run through the tongs of a hair straightener, keeping the fabric moving. Store in a dark, dry drawer or cupboard.

Muslin & Cotton/Linen can be machine washed on a gentle cold or warm wash cycle. Air dry & warm iron for a formal appearance or tumble dry for a crinkled/waffle textural effect. Avoid using wax candles with Muslin. If in doubt please just send an email and we will do our best to assist.

Silk Velvet can be hand-washed or dry-cleaned. Velvet pile can be restored with a 10 minute cycle in a tumble dryer on medium heat or by using a steamer. If Ironing is needed, then Iron on the reverse (silk side) and always keep the iron moving.