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Caring for your fabrics

Our unique, handmade fabrics have undergone many processes to achieve the finished product, but there is often residual dye and dirt left in the cloth.

We would recommend either washing the fabric before making, or washing your creation before using, to remove any impurities that remain in the fabric. This is especially important for quilters or makers who like to mix fabrics.

Wash each fabric separately by hand with a mild detergent in cold water, and hang to dry in the shade so that your fabric will age gracefully.

You should experience no shrinkage with block or screen prints as they have already been washed many times. Handloom and khadi fabrics will soften, and the weave may tighten after washing.

Indigo fabrics may need to be washed several times to remove the excess dye. A cup of white vinegar in the final rinse can be useful to prevent dye from bleeding.

If you're in any doubt about how to wash or care for your fabric, please get in touch via our contact page.

Happy sewing!