Lace & Ironing….
Lace and ironing is a delicate combination…. Let’s jump right into the subject!
Once you finish your lace and have it washed, you need to iron it. This is how I do it.
I dry my lace between two towels , or on one towel. Press it gently in and roll the towel ( if you use only one)
Open it up again and leave it flat, neatly. Now turn the iron on and put it on delicate/ silk steam.
I always turn the garment , lace piece, inside out.
Now in this case it;s not possible because of the 3D designs! So what you need to do is put the iron on steam and use a damp towel or fabric. I love to use a towel because it;s thicker and you can steam iron your design better.
Run the iron gentle on top of the towel and check regularly if your lace is doing well.
Make sure that your piece is blocked, stretched. If you have a 3D design be careful not to press the design down. Too much steam can damage. If you have a dress like me, make sure you place a piece of fabric or towel in between the lace pieces ( front /back).
Take the towel away, and check the lace. Stretch it carefully if necessary.
Let it dry naturally and do not rush the process. I dry them flat or on a hanger, all depending on the weight. This is how I care for my lace pieces. What is your secret?
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PS: Never place your lace in the wash machine or the dryer! I know every wash machine is very sophisticated these days and have extra hand wash or delicate buttons that you can press blah, blah…. BUT, you need to keep in mind that even the low spinning can cause damage to your lace.