Textile Care Guide

All of our accessories use the highest quality of materials and incorporate traditional non chemical dyes in the silk hand embroidery. These items are truly unique and need to be carefully.


If your embroidered accessory is just looking dull, the first step in cleaning should be vacuuming. Cover the end of your vacuum hose with a piece of nylon stocking or light mesh. Starting on the front of the piece, vacuum slowly by keeping the nozzle just above the piece. If the embroidered item is a pillow with an insert, turn the embroidery cover inside out and repeat the process on the backside of the piece. This may be enough to brighten the item and give it the look you want. If the accessory is still dirty or has strong odors, you will need to clean it. If the piece is vintage, has great monetary, or sentimental value, consider consulting with a professional textile conservator. Your local art museum should be able to recommend one.


We highly recommend using the services of a reputable dry cleaning company for cleaning of all our textiles. Remember that not all dry-cleaning companies offer the highest quality of service so take the time to find one that you can trust.

Hand Washing Embroidered Accessories

If the item is stained with spills of some type then the only option is to have the item professionally dry-cleaned. If the item is stained with spills of some type then the only option is to have the item professionally dry-cleaned. If the item is stained with spills of some type then the only option is to have the item professionally dry-cleaned.

Test for Colorfastness Before Cleaning

If you decide to clean any item yourself, before doing anything you must check the fibers for colorfastness to prevent dyes from running and ruining your piece. Testing is simple. If there are large blocks of color, wet a piece of white cloth with cold water and gently rub it over each different color in your piece. If there are small areas, use a cotton swab dipped in water. If there is any color transfer to the white cloth or swab, don’t wash your piece at all. Washing will result in discoloration and fading. Take it to a reputable dry-cleaning company to be cleaned.

If the item is just generally soiled

If the item is just generally soiled and you prefer to hand wash it yourself then please take great care and never soak for longer than 10 minutes! Below is listed the best option for washing. Remove the cushion cover from its inner and turn it inside out. Always wash the cover inside out. To hand wash embroidered accessories, fill a deep, laundry sink with cold water. It is best to use cool water to prevent dye bleeding. Be certain that the sink is very clean and has no residue from cleaning agents that could cause damage to the piece. Use a gentle liquid silk detergent that will disperse in the water and leave less residue on the fabric. Place your garment in the water, being certain that the entire piece gets wet. Gently move the garment around in the water. Do not twist or wring the fabric. Allow the piece to remain in the water for about 10 minutes. Next, drain the wash water and fill the sink again with fresh water. Repeat draining and refilling the sink until the water and piece are soap free.

Drying and Pressing

After hand washing embroidered pieces, gently squeeze out the excess water. Roll the piece in a towel and squeeze gently to remove as much moisture as possible. Place the item on a dry towel and allow to dry flat remembering to turn the piece over regularly to ensure even drying. Your cover will need pressing, always iron on the wrong side. To prevent flattening the shape and design, put a thick, soft terry towel (preferably white to avoid color transfer) on the ironing board under the garment. If you must, for some reason, iron on the right side of the embroidery; always use a pressing cloth between the iron and the embroidery. This will prevent tearing of threads, possible melting of threads which creates a shine on the fabric.

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