Linen becomes softer and more luxurious after each wash. Wash linen on low temperatures in lukewarm or cold water. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent to protect the fibers. For a natural look and feel, we like to hang the linen item to dry until it is almost dry, then throw it in the dryer with no heat for the final dry. For a more formal look, hang your linen item to dry until completely dry, then iron with full steam to get the crisp look. Iron embroidery from the back side.