Craftsmanship Care: A Guide to Caring for Your Block Printed Table Linens

Block printed table linens are more than just functional household items; they're exquisite pieces of art that add charm and character to any dining space. Our table linens are of premium quality, and with this comprehensive guide, you’ll treasure them for years to come.


Block print table linen care guide

Carmen Round Tablecloth


Understanding Block Print

Before diving into care tips, let's first understand what makes block-printed table linens special. Block printing is a time-honoured  craft that involves hand carved wooden blocks, immersed in dyes and stamped onto fabrics. It is a highly laborious craft that requires meticulous attention, minute detailing and precise hand-eye coordination.


Artisan hand block printing on cotton

Artisan printing Green Chintz Tablecloth


Precautionary Measures


Here are some preventive measures to preserve the beauty of your linens: 

  • Avoid direct sunlight exposure:It can lead to color fading over time. Store your linens away from direct sunlight, when not in use.
  • Handle with care: While block-printed fabrics are very durable, rough handling can damage them. Always handle them gently, especially when washing or ironing.
  • Use coasters and trivets: Protect your table linens from excessive heat and moisture by using coasters and trivets for hot utensils. It will prevent unwanted stains and damage to the fabric.


Washing and Stain Removal


All our tablecloths are pre-washed. However, given their handcrafted nature, you may notice subtle colour bleeding during the initial washes, adding to their unique charm and character. 

Here are the proper washing tips, essential to maintain the appearance of block-printed table linens:

  • Hand wash or Gentle cycle: Hand washing the linens in cold water with mild detergent, prolongs the longevity of block printed textiles. You can also use a gentle cycle and no tumble dry on your washing machine.
  • No Harsh Chemicals: Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals to prevent colour damage. 
  • Cleaning Stains: Treat stains immediately with mild stain remover or solution of gentle detergent with water. Blot the stain carefully with a clean fabric, and avoid rubbing it in.

Drying and Ironing


  • Drying: If possible, air dry the linens, away from direct sunlight. 
  • Iron: Iron at low heat setting on the reverse side of the fabric.

Storage Tips


  • Fold the linens neatly to prevent creases and wrinkles. 
  • Store them in a cold and dry place, away for direct sunlight and moisture.




By following these simple tips outlined in this guide, you’ll relish in the beauty and longevity of these textiles that continue to bring joy and elegance to your home. Here's to many more years of shared meals and cherished memories, all set against the backdrop of your timeless block-printed treasures.


Blue White block printed tablecloth for rectangular tables

Green Ivy Rectangular Tablecloth


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