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Fabric goes shiny when ironed ?
Use either our Ironing Pad & / or Ironing Cloth. The Ironing Pad easily clips onto the base of most irons & will give a really smooth finish as well as protecting your garments.
Caraselle Ironing Pad

The Ironing Cloth is a specially coated polyester mesh that lets the heat & steam pass through the cloth into the garment but prevents the material going shiny. Ideal for delicate fabrics.
Ironing Cloth made of a heat resistant polyester fabric
Want to keep all of your Family's small laundry items seperate whilst in the wash ?
Use our Net washing Bags - we have various sizes available. Each bag is zipped.

Ideal for care Homes , Colleges, Schools & Hospitals
Want to wash your Bra's safely ?
Use our specially designed Bra Net Washing Bag.

Helps prevent wired bra's damaging the washing machine / tumble dryer drum
Want to prevent sewn-in belts, buckles & /or studs etc from damaging other clothes whilst in the washing machine / tumble dryer ?
Use our Net Washing Bags
1 Caraselle Small Zipped Net Laundry Washing Bag 31 x 36cms 1 Caraselle  Large Zipped Net Laundry Washing Bag 41 x 49cms
Drying damp knitwear ?
Use our Bendy Hangers. The hangers can be shaped to insert into the neck of the garment & then be re-shaped to allow the sweater to dry without those unslightly "lumps" showing on the shoulders of the garment.
Caraselle Large Foam Covered Bendy Hanger 52 cms ( 20.5" ) Caraselle Small Bendy Hanger - Rubber Coated Caraselle Large Bendy Hanger - Rubber Coated
How do I iron cotton shirts & blouses to get a perfect finish ?
Putting on a beautifully ironed garment is a pleasure. Pressing the item should also be a pleasure & not a chore.

First rule of ironing is to let the iron & the ironing board do as much of the work as possible.

Heat & steam will do most of job for you.

Use a good size ironing board preferably with thick underlay. A quality steam iron with a good anti-calc function to prevent build up of scale in the iron. A water sprayer, also I would recommend having an ironing pad & ironing cloth to hand for use with delicate fabrics.

Every garment as it's own " lay " & getting the shirt onto the ironing board will ensure a perfect result every time.

Undo all the buttons on the garment & remove any collar stays. Ensure the iron is at the correct temperature - too hot & you could damage the item, too cool & you will make extra work for yourself !

There are no rules as to the sequence of ironing a shirt but my preference is to begin with the yoke followed by the sleeves & thenonto the main body of the garment leaving the collar to last as that is generally considered the most important part of the look of the shirt.

If possible remove the garment from the tumble dryer whilst it is still slightly damp. I always use a water sprayer with a fine spray onto all shirts before ironing.

I like to wear my shirts with razor sharp creases in the sleeves. This is very easy to ahieve if you first hold the sleeve at each end by the seam & lay the sleeve flat - smooth out any wrinkles. Begin with the back of the sleeve. Iron the cuffs on the inside & avoid any puckering. Iron into the sleeve from the cuff to remove any creases. Then turn the sleeve over to just lightly finish off the razor sharp crease.

Next I would press the main body of the shirt, usually on the inside first & not directly onto the buttons as this can make them brittle. Iron the facing on the inside of the buttonhole panel & then the rest of the front. Go around the buttons with the point of the iron. Press the back of the shirt working up to the main pleat but do not iron it flat.

Finally press the collar on the inside. Iron from the collar points to prevent any puckering.

Hang the garment on to a good quality hanger with the correct shape. We have a variety of such hangers [25, 121, 1115, 1227,1233, 1261, 1304 ].

Fasten the top two buttons & the bottom button to let the garment dry & hang properly. You may find vour Over Door Hanger
Caraselle Overdoor Hanger
particularly useful when ironing. You may choose to use our Rose Linen Spray from the Heathcote & Ivory Collection when ironing to give your garments a wonderful aroma

Now admire your perfectly ironed garment !
How do I remove Wundaweb from a garment ?
Method 1: Pressing

You will need:

• A soft, clean cloth.
• A damp pressing cloth which should be thoroughly damp and re-wet for each pressing with a hot iron.

a) Cover the area of web to be removed with the soft, clean cloth.

b) Cover the cloth with a damp pressing cloth and press with a hot, dry iron until the soft cloth is very damp and hot.

c) When the soft cloth is considered to be really damp and hot, it should be lifted sharply from the fabric. This action will remove the unwanted web.

d) Repeat actions 1, 2 and 3 above until the web has been removed or softened to an acceptable level.

Please note:
A clean portion of cloth should be used for each pressing and care should be taken not to contaminate the fabric from other areas of the cloth already used for removing the web.

Method 2: Isopropyl-Alcohol solution

We suggest you buy a few millilitres of Isopropyl-Alcohol, obtainable from chemists and make up a solution of this by adding 10% volume of water and gently warming the resultant mixture (9 parts Isopropyl-Alcohol to 1 part water).

The affected area should then be dabbed lightly with a soft cloth using a blotter behind to catch the surplus solution. Repeat this action until the residue is removed.

Please note:
We recommend that you try this solution on a small piece of fabric before using overall.
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