If you thought doing laundry was a chore, we’ve got some fascinating historical facts about how people cared for linen before modern washing machines and Persil made an appearance. Linenbeauty.com met with textile historian and museums officer Emma O’Connor, of Sussex Past, a charity which runs several historic sites in Sussex, England, and learned some pretty eye-opening things about cleaning linen the old-school way. Here’s what she told us:
This time of year is hectic. All that time spent running around getting things for other people, finding costumes for Nativity plays, baking things, throwing parties and trying to keep the peace within our families. And whilst it is the season for goodwill towards others, it is so important to look after yourself as well. If you are feeling overwhelmed or daunted by all that Christmas and New Year brings, here are 7 ways to make sure you have the energy to keep going, and to stay happy.
As temperatures drop and the days draw in it’s time to reach for the cosy woollies. If you’ve had your winter woolen clothes and throws stored away over the warmer months, now’s the time to dig them out.
Not sure how to care for your wool garments? We will show you how to make sure they look beautiful and last as long as possible, with these simple tips:
Linen makes the ideal choice for clothing and bedding in summer. It’s magically quick to dry, wicks moisture away from your skin, is breathable and lightweight, and perfect for travel (more on packing for a trip here). To keep your linen happy and looking beautiful this summer, follow these simple tips for your linen care.
With the weather getting warmer and the sun shining brighter every day we realize that spring is finally here. For some of us spring might mean travelling, going on holidays or spending more time outside, while for the other ones spring stands for cleaning. There is a reason why spring cleaning is a thing – during spring both the weather and our mood is just perfect for it. With that said, we want to announce the great news – we are here to help you out with the most useful tips and tricks to ease spring cleaning for you.
Taking care of linen might seem like an easy task. Although, not taking care of your linen garments properly might result in the colours wearing off and the material getting ruined. There are some things you can do to make your linens last you as long as they should. Today we have prepared a list of tips that can help you make your linen products last a lifetime.
Probably all of you have your most beloved linen bathrobe that you use not only after bathing, but also while walking around the house in the early morning and sipping your morning coffee. The big love and constant wearing can cause your bathrobes to become less fluffy, less absorbent and simply look like they are worn out.
Let’s face it – planning a dinner is great, but preparing for it takes a lot of time and effort. The most terrifying and excruciating work that needs to be done before the dinner party is to iron your tablecloths and dozens of napkins. If you are having tough time ironing, maybe you are doing it wrong. When done properly, this work actually doesn’t require a lot of your energy and the results can be quite astonishing – neat lines, no mess at all, that’s how tablecloths should look.
Linen fabric is not a delicate one. Compared to satin or silk, linen is much more durable. However, if rust stains appeared on linen fabric – your linen towels, linen bed linen or linen clothes – a thoughtful care should be taken when removing rust from linen fabric.
The thing is most of commercial rust removers contain acidic compounds, using which result in breaking down linen fabric and dissolving or bleeding colors. To properly remove the rust off your linen textile, using mild compounds or natural cleaners is the best way to act. Follow these steps to get out most common rust stains in a natural way. Be slow and careful.