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Product Care

Lisu Applique

-Do not remove the backing because it will fall apart.

-I suggest stitching the cut ends of the trim (the short ends), so it won't come open during the wash cycle. 

Wash using heavy duty cycle with a towel to agitate it more. Use soap, fabric softener and cold water. 
Before putting it in the dryer, cut off the loose threads.  If it is not soft enough (it probably will be), repeat.

-Buy a little extra length as it may come slightly apart as you cut and sew. 

-Trim the applique to size AFTER washing.

 Cotton Batik 

It has already been washed several time during the batik process. 
Gentle cold wash, and machine dry.  You can decide if you want to give it a quick iron.  

Striped Cotton

It has been prewashed. 
Gentle cold wash, and machine dry.  You can decide if you want to give it a quick iron.  

Burma Silk

Burma silk is handwoven in Burma (Myanmar) and brought to markets in Chiang Mai.  Because it is handwoven, there could be irregularities in color and weaving, which is normal.   If it is to be washed, test a small piece first in cold water.  You can usually cut a small piece and rub it under cold water, to see if the color will run out.  At this time, very few colors have bled out.  The burma pintuck will shrivel up and make ironing it smooth again a hassle.  I recommend hand washing it.  Always use cold water with this fabric.  

Bali Ikat

Machine wash cold water, tumble dry. Iron if you desire.