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    Hi all
    I am working with some lovely linen fabric - well it would be lovely if I could get all the creases out? Does anyone have any top tips for getting linen to look lovely? I'm making three romans and two door curtains and worried that they are going to look like old dishcloths by the time I get them fitted!!
    Any ideas?
    Many thanks
    Penny

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    Re: Ironing 100% Linen

    Linen does have that creased look i always pre warn my customers that it will have a more natural creased look when made up. I know it is very frustrating when you spend a lot of time and care but it is just a characteristic of linen that it has a natural look. Vanessa Arbuthnott linen is one of the worst but the designs are so lovely the key is always pre warn sorry cant be of more help.

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    • #3
      Re: Ironing 100% Linen

      Iron it on the wrong side, and only where needed. You often get creases where the fabric has kinked when being rolled, and I can't leave them.But the crumpled look is inevitable with linen, it's what is does.

      Watch the iron's heat, as too hot can cause shininess. Leave it to cool comp;etely before moving it too much, drape it over a thick towel on the landing bannisters, or your work table if you've got the space.

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      • #4
        Re: Ironing 100% Linen

        Many thanks for the advice - looks better already!

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        • #5
          Re: Ironing 100% Linen

          i recommend you invest in a steamer. then you will get the best result possible without worrying about creasing. they are horrendous when making up but if you steam it you will get the best result i think without worrying about damaging

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            Re: Ironing 100% Linen

            Do you think a steamer will make the linen shrink Dee?

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            • #7
              Re: Ironing 100% Linen

              i havnt experienced any shrinkage using the steamer

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