Finishing Touches

When the lace is made, the right side of the lace is usually against the mynsteri, and the wrong side is facing up. Remove the lace from the cushion by removing the pins one by one.

Ironing Lace Cloths

Choose the linen setting on your iron, which makes the iron very hot, about 200-230 °C. Do not use steam, and make sure to always iron the work with a dry iron. If you wet the lace when ironing, it will lose its shape. However, the fabric can be moistened. Place the lace on a clean ironing board, right side down, with a sheet of wrapping tissue or wax paper (not baking paper) on top. Iron on top of the paper and let the lace cool on the surface. If you are not satisfied with the result of the ironing, repeat the process.

Storing Lace Cloths

Small pieces of lace and cloth are best kept smooth, i.e. flat.

Big cloths are stored in a roll:

  • Cover a roll with the appropriate size wrapping tissue.
  • Wrap the wrapping tissue around the roll so that the right side of the lace is facing outwards.
  • Protect the cloth by placing wrapping tissue on the outside.
  • The ideal storage temperature is +18°C, relative humidity 55%.

Washing Lace Cloths

  • Wash the lace gently, as you would wash fine textiles.
  • Never put the lace in the washing machine.
  • Hand wash the lace in lukewarm water, the wash bowl should be larger than the cloth.
  • Marseille soap and several dishwashing detergents are suitable, for example Minirisk.
  • The detergent should be neutral – pH 7.
  • Make sure that the detergent does not contain bleach.
  • Soak the soiled textile in water for 15-30 min, press the cloth with a sponge first on the wrong side, section by section, gently turn over and treat the right side in the same way.
  • Rinse several times.
  • It is important to dry the lace on a flat surface.
  • A steel, glass or laminate surface, e.g. the surface of a kitchen counter, washing machine or freezer, is suitable for drying.
  • Place the wet lace on a flat surface and straighten the creases.
  • Soak up any excess moisture with a sponge, straighten the lace and continue drying with a paper towel or clean fabric.
  • Make sure the cloth is smooth and the lace is in the right shape.
  • Leave to dry on a surface.
  • If the lace cloth requires ironing, iron it according to the instructions above.
  • If the lace is soft, it can be hardened with a starch such as Verda.