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Old 10-16-2019, 01:18 PM
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I have a question re: tea towels that you embroider and sell (say in, craft shows, Etsy or wherever). Do you wash before or after you have finished with towel or both? I have washed before I embroidery and it seems to take the "newness" out of it. Of course I always end it with a good pressing. Thanks for response.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:51 PM
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I wash in cold water with no soap and dry in dryer. This will shrink the towel before you machine embroider and the towel will still look new. Hope this helps. I've sold alot of towels at craft fairs.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:01 PM
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I wash first, to remove any sizing that would make it harder to stitch through. As was mentioned, a good press can restore it to nearly new condition, only a bit softer and without the sizing.

By the way, "embroidery" is a noun, and the verb is "embroider". Seems to be a common mix-up, like "border" and "boarder".
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Thanks for the English lesson!
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