HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CLOTHING

Read the clothing label of your piece carefully!

KNITTING

In order to keep your knitwear always beautiful and bright, you need to keep them properly.

 

WASHING:

  1. Knitting clothes should be washed separately from other types of fabrics.

  2. Wash the dark colors separately to avoid contamination.

  3. Use neutral soap, dissolving well in the water before introducing the clothes.

  4. Don't let your needlepoint soaking in the bucket.

  5. Choose hand wash and cold water as they may shrink with warm water.

  6. Rinse very well the clothes to remove soap residues.

  7. Don't twist  the clothe,  just press gently.

DRYING:

  1. Before extending the clothes, arrange your knitting with your hands on a table or flat surface.

  2. Do not expose the parts directly to the strong sun, if they are colored they can fade and the white parts get to keep a yellowish coloration.

  3. If you are going to dry your clothes indoor, look for places with good air circulation..

  4. The correct way to dry the pieces of knitting is in the horizontal position. However, if it is not possible, hang them  through the middle and avoid the use of clothes peg.

  5. Never use hangers to doing the laundry of knitting.

 

IRONING:

  1. The pieces of knitting need not and should not be ironed.

  2. If your knitting is crumpled, moisten with the iron mist and use your hands to smooth the knit.

SPECIAL TIPS:

  1. The pieces should be stored folded, without leaving on hangers.

  2. For best conservation, keep your knitting folded inside out and keep it in a dry, clean plastic bag. For white parts the plastic bag should be dark.

  3. To remove yarn and polka dots that form in knitting, tape it like if you would wax the piece of clothe . There is a product: “Portable Fabric Sweater Clothes Remover Shaver” which can also be used.

 

 

SILK

When the label says "dry cleaning", it means that is the cleaning method recommended by the manufacturer, but it is not necessarily the only appropriate method; hand washing is often an acceptable alternative.

WASHING:

  1. Test the color resistance. Vibrant colors in silk clothing can often fade, so do a test before washing any part: soak a cotton swab in mild soap and water and wipe it over a hidden seam to see if any paint comes out on the cotton.

  2. Vibrant prints and colors that fade should be dry-cleaned.

  3. Never do a treatment located on pieces of silk. Rubbing an area of the piece of silk may end up brightening the fabric only in that region.

  4. For medium stains, especially those in the middle of a print, wash all clothing. Dark or complicated stains should be taken to a dry cleaner. 

  5. Wash silk clothes by hand and in cold water. 

  6. Fill a clean tank or small container with ambient temperature water and a small amount of laundry soap.

  7. Move gently for three to five minutes and rinse thoroughly. If the care label recommends machine wash, choose a delicate cycle and cold water.

  8. Handle with care. After rinsing, gently squeeze out excess water. Never twist pieces of silk because this may damage the fabric. 

 

DRYING

  1. Avoid the use of dryer. 

  2. Hang wet silk pieces onto an absorbent and clean towel and wrap them in the towel to wipe away excess of humidity.

  3. Unroll and repeat the process with a second dry towel and horizontally spread the clothes on a floor clothesline or on a dry towel. 

 

IRONING

  1. Use a low temperature setting on the iron. 

  2. And pass the clothes while they are still slightly damp.

  3. Hang the piece on a padded hanger to dry.

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