Reply To: Caring for linens

ginny daley

Ed – Yes, this really applies to any type of fiber, but especially anything natural (as opposed to say polyester).  I know you can get a clean crisp look with cotton or linen by simply spritzing with water or steam when you iron, although I don’t know what the best practices are for using heat & water on collection pieces.  Certainly wouldn’t try this on anything with wool or fragile.  I’m sort of surprised that linen, and not cotton, would be used for any WWII uniform but glad to learn this! – Ginny