How to take care of my products
What you need to take care of my products:
Toothbrush (I use an old one)
Marseille soap or mild soap.
Whenever you need to clean my products, just follow these simple instructions:
Moisten the toothbrush and rub it on the soap until it creates a soft foam
Moisten the bag with warm water
Rub the soapy brush on the stains you need to remove, taking care not to exert too much force on the more delicate areas such as the silk flowers, beads and embroideries.
Rinse the product under running water until all traces of soap have been removed. If needed, rub it gently.
Gently squeeze it by hand (if the article allows).
Leave it to air dry. If it is a satchel bag, you can simply sit it on a towel and leave it in its original shape with the zipper open. I dry the envelope bags and tote bags by laying them out and resting them on a towel.
If desired, the article can also be ironed*.
Here’s a little trick for the satchel bag: before ironing it I fill it up completely (I use socks) and close the zip. This way the bag is “full” and easily ironable.
*On embroideries made with silk flowers (they’re especially delicate), I simply puff a little steam on them to soften and reinvigorate the embroidery while I iron the surrounding fabric.
NB: The fabrics I use to make my pieces are all washed at high temperatures and sanitised before I begin working with them.
So, now you know how to take care of “The Red Embroidery” products.