Hand-Woven Linen Care
Linen is very durable and even stronger wet than dry. You can generally machine wash linen on a warm cycle. All the towels have been pre-washed and will shrink little to none. Wash dark colors separately.
Shake out and straighten wet linen pieces before using a cloth line, hanger, or cloth rack to let them air dry. Linen dries fast and won't need much if any pressing after line drying. Avoid tumble drying as it can weaken linen fibers and create permanent creasing and fraying.
Line dried linen has a distinct crinkled texture that looks great as it is. If you prefer a more polished look, you can steam press linen using a warm to hot iron. It is easier to press linen when it is damp, so iron your towels before they are completely dry or spray them lightly with water before pressing.
With use and washing linen will become softer and even more absorbent. The fringe on the towels will also change and look more casual. With a little care the towels can last for years. Any rips or holes are best mended by hand.
While the stoneware is dishwasher safe, some dishwasher detergents can cause discoloration or dulling of the glaze on the pottery. Therefore, hand washing is recommended.
Some of the stoneware pieces are not fully glazed. The exposed stoneware clay is slightly porous and can hold tiny amounts of water. During uneven or fast heating in the microwave or oven that water residue can cause the stoneware to crack. Hence it is safest not to use more porous stoneware with exposed clay in the microwave or oven. It is perfectly safe however to use the stoneware to serve hot food and beverages.